Augustines Call it Quits
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After six years on the scene, inspirational New York indie rockers Augustines (nee We Are Augustines, nee Pela) are bidding fans farewell; their European tour this fall will be their swan song.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t admit that the news leaves us with mourning eyes. Their lyrics struck to the core on all matters of the heart, and their live performances were magnetic-borderline-spiritual. We’ll now hold out hope for a future reunion.
The band posted the following message to its fans on Facebook last week:
Dear friends, family and fans,
With a heavy heart, we are writing you today to let everyone know that our upcoming fall tour will be our last. Despite the news, we are looking forward to the tour and having an opportunity to sing with you, together, the band’s fourth and loudest member, one last time.
The truth is that the road is very challenging for artists in the modern age. It was only through your tireless support that the good ship, Augustines, has kept sailing since we met you in 2011. We are proud to say that within the confines of our band we never argued and always enjoyed each other and found joy in the process of making music, touring the world and spending time together. That makes this decision even more difficult.
It’s early days still, and there are things to look forward to. Our story has been documented in Todd Howe’s film which will be released in 2017. We will be around to celebrate this film, its story and to support Todd’s work that you’ve brilliantly made possible. Our story will indeed live on and we are proud to have been part of it.
The three of us will never be far away, and are all exploring new projects now, but not before we shake some rooms and sing with you again this fall. You can keep in touch on our socials below, as well as the We Are Augustines fan page for what we are up to.
We thank you for all the support over the years and countless unforgettable shows. You have brought joy to our lives, and we won’t disappear, if you won’t.
Keep in touch and keep singing,
Bill, Rob and Eric