New single Book of James is a eulogy to those who are forgotten and lost. Launching into echoing drums like the chimes of a ticking clock, front man Billy Mcarthy of We Are Augustines, who hail from Brooklyn, takes us on a journey through pain and tragedy. Unfortunately for WAA, the journey is one that we have been on time and time again.
It seems that the Tom Waites twang, is popular these days, and is something that We Are Augustines have certainly used and shaped for Book of James.
As McCarthy’s voice crackles and breaks, the track flickers and builds which explodes into a cacophony of sounds and voices until it fades out in an atonal flourish.