.

Free Download: We Are Augustines' Anthemic Track 'Headlong Into the Abyss'

Get a song from the band's debut album

November 7, 2011 12:10 PM ET
we are augustines
We Are Augustines, 'Headlong Into the Abyss'
Phil Knott

Click to listen to We Are Augustines' 'Headlong Into The Abyss'

Brooklyn-based indie rock group We Are Augustines released their debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, earlier this year and have been touring in support of it. Bill McCarthy tells Rolling Stone that their anthemic track "Headlong Into the Abyss" draws upon memories of rebellion. "'Headlong Into the Abyss' is a story about my brother in a car and running from cops," he explains. "It's a refusal to comply with doctors, police and the dregs of small-town life. Sometimes pills kill the spirit, and often the individual is very aware of that fact. The song seeks to envision the moments of exhilaration at taking a stand against authority, and driving hard and fast away from one's fate."

We Are Augustines' album Rise Ye Sunken Ships is available now, but you can download "Headlong Into The Abyss" for free here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bizness”

Tune-Yards | 2011

The opening track to Merrill Garbus’ second album under the Tune-Yards banner (she also plays in the trio Sister Suvi), “Bizness” is a song about relationships that is as colorful as the face paint favored by Garbus both live and in her videos. Disjointed funk bass, skittering African beats, diced-and-sliced horns and Garbus’ dynamic voice, which ranges from playful coos to throat-shredding howls, make “Bizness” reminiscent of another creative medium. “I'd like for them not to be songs as much as quilts or collages or something,” Garbus said.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com