As his previous band dissolved, Billy McCarthy was busy writing the tracks that would become ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, the debut record from Brooklyn-based duo We Are Augustines. Along with Eric Sanderson, McCarthy has used the memories of his emotionally unpredictable early life to bring a level of depth and sincerity to We Are Augustines‘ music.
The band’s new track, Chapel Song, is a blissfully simple tune with an equally sweet video. Directed by Emmy award-winning director Matthew Mills, the one-take video was shot outside The Gutter Bar and Bowling Alley in Brooklyn and took 10 kissing couples 16 attempts to get right.
Download Chapel Song here, and hear it featured on ’Rise Ye Sunken Ships’ upon its June 17 release.