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Augustines: This Is Your Life

Album Review

Rocktronic rousing in excelsis from worldly New Yorkers.

Vampire towns, greedy cities, lost souls and hungry hearts. Billy McCarthy is a keen-eyed journeyman, biking across the US from his Brooklyn base to the LA suburbs or jetting away to Dublin and Devon, imagining stories in the random faces he passes on the way. The result, following 2011 debut Rise Ye Sunken Ships about his brother’s suicide, and a self-titled 2014 second tackling loneliness, is a third album encouraging drifting listeners to grab life by the balls.

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