We Are Augustines share new Philadelphia music video from Seattle and release AA-side single

Posted on 3 September 2012
By Jo Ching
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Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines have released a live video of Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love) this week following successful appearances at both Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The video was recorded at The Neptune in Seattle this year, one of their favourite venues on the gig circuit since they started touring.

The track will be released as a Double A-Side single that also features Book of James on September 3rd ahead of their UK tour that kicks off in the last week of September and October.

Reminiscing on the recording of Philadelphia for their debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships, bassist Eric Sanderson said: “Philadelphia was the first song we recorded for Rise Ye Sunken Ships. It completely morphed in the studio. We went through about as many drum beats you could think of before we settled on the Motown beat. It was recorded live with only a few overdubs, something we were pushing for at the time. When we started playing live we desired something more from the song and worked out a version with just piano and vocals. That change brought it from the loudest song on the record to the most intimate song in the set.”

We Are Augustines now have two versions of Philadelphia which they adapt for their live audience. Eric said: “Through all of this transformation we now have two versions of the song to choose from every night. Sometimes we don’t even know which one we will play until the moment comes in the set. Having both versions really helps us to stay connected with the audience by morphing the show, keeping in the present.”

This double A-Side is available digitally on iTunes and other digital stores online on September 3rd.

See We Are Augustines at their forthcoming UK shows:
September
SUN 30th – BRISTOL THEKLA 0845 413 4444

October
MON 01st – LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 0844 871 8803
WED 03rd – MANCHESTER HMV RITZ 0845 413 4444
THU 04th – LEEDS COCKPIT 0113 245 5570
FRI 05th – NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY2 0845 413 4444
SUN 07th – GLASGOW ARCHES 0844 847 2487
MON 08th – NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS 0845 413 4444
TUE 09th – BIRMINGHAM BALLROOM 0844 873 7359

Tickets are available now from weareaugustines.com

Follow We Are Augustines online at weareaugustines.com , on Facebook at facebook.com/weareaugustines and on Twitter at twitter.com/WeAreAugustines

WATCH WE ARE AUGUSTINES PLAY PHILADELPHIA LIVE AT ‘The Neptune in Seattle