How many extraordinary recordings of rock bands can you name? Once you hear what Octave Records and the indie rock band Augustus have to offer we’re confident you’ll add this to the top of that shortlist. From their foot-tapping driving beats to their haunting melodies, Augustus never ceases to surprise and delight with their unpredictable power. Whether presented in the medium of mahogany strings or driving spirals of fuzz and reverb, the genre-bending indie rockers have released a steady stream of critically acclaimed music, licensed songs to MTV, E!, and the Discovery Channel. And the recording! Did we mention this is perhaps one of the finest rock recordings ever? We cannot wait until you fire up the album’s last track, James Dean. Think you can stop your foot from tapping? Impossible. Or keep a tear from shedding on the track, Diana? Hard to imagine. Ragtime World is a must-have for anyone that loves as much as we do, this wonderful music. A true genre masterpiece.
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|Carried All the Weight|
|Gulf of Mexico|
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My thanks to Jay Elliott for his deep well of knowledge, and his ability to make the drums fu*king slam. Also, Jay came in at the last second and saved us all, making himself available for the session. Octave Record’s Giselle Collazo for being patient and tolerant of the unhinged boys club that surrounded her for this project. Forrest Raup and Johnny Demitrio for being absolutely stunning on Drums and Bass. You two made me realize I need to practice my instrument way more. Gus Skinas for lending his DX-7 to the project. Last but not least, Jim Herlihy. We have been bandmates through so many trials, and we are still here making music. You are a saint for sticking by me this long.