Augustana to Release New Album + Tour Dates

Augustana will release a new studio album, Life Imitating Life, on April 22nd via Washington Square.

Augustana is an American rock band from San Diego, California who were signed to the Epic Records record label until late 2011. They are best known for their singles, "Boston" and "Sweet and Low."

Life Imitating Life was produced by John O'Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir) and recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN.The album flips the next page for Augustana. The Southern California group's fourth full-length album and first for Washington Square sees singer, guitarist, and songwriter Dan Layus wholeheartedly embracing Augustana's musical touchstones, while simultaneously progressing. His own journey proves central to these ten tracks, making for a passionate, poetic, and powerful story.

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The first single off the album, is “Ash and Ember," the song commences with a resounding piano melody before building into an uplifting and undeniable refrain bolstered by shimmering guitars and the vocalist's soaring delivery. Layus explains, "It felt like the right way to introduce this album and re-enter the atmosphere as an artist," he goes on. "I put a lot on my plate over the years. I made a ton of bad decisions and many good decisions, I hurt a lot of people I cared for and loved, including myself. The song is about how it can be easy to beat up yourself. You've got to be able to acknowledge that who you are now isn't defined by who you were but that it is a part of your makeup. It's a mix of reflecting on the past as well as reflecting on the present, questioning one's self.”

Life Imitating Art Track List:

1. Ash and Ember
2. Need a Little Sunshine
3. Love in the Air
4. Youth is Wasted on the Young
5. Say you Want Me
6. Fit Together
7. According to Plan
8. I Really Think So
9. Alive
10. Remember Me

Augustana Tour Dates:


April 18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
April 19 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
April 21 - Dallas, TX - Trees
April 22 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
April 23 - Austin, TX - Emo's
April 25 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
April 26 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
April 27 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
April 28 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
April 30 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
May 2 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 3 - Vancouver, B.C. - Venue
May 4 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
May 7 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
May 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
May 10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
May 12 - Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 13 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
May 16 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
May 19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

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