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.