By: Maria Ciezak
If you are looking for a pretty song to tug at your heartstrings, or a pitch-perfect polished revenge tune, begin your artist search now. The boys from San Diego may perhaps be best known for their single Boston, although I must say, MTVâ€™s The Hills and American Idol are not an excuse for listening to this track. Augustana are masterful songwriters, with memorable and ironic twists in their lyrics, especially in Dusk where â€œIf a man canâ€™t lie, how can he speak, if the sun donâ€™t rise, would the moon be out of reach.â€
When bands are on the verge of getting bit by the fame monster, many try to make an impression by presenting a pitch-perfect sound. Augustana opts for a more innate, unrefined style. Diagnosis: Piano rock with dream pop, a snack to satisfy every craving! On the track Mayfield the band moans: â€œAre we going to make it?” In response to your question my boys, I do believe so. Out of all the stars and boulevards, this one shines distinct.