On My Radar: When Saints Go Machine, We Are Augustines, Porcelain Raft

when saints go machine

I hate to be so brief, but I’ve let this day get away from me too much.

Just about to dive into the new album Konkylie by When Saints Go Machine, a band I’ve had my ears up since hearing their track “Kelly” hit the interwebs a little while back.

Kelly by When Saints Go Machine


We Are Augustines have announced the release of their debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships, due in August on their own label Oxcart Records.  The Brooklyn-based band of former by ex-Pela members Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson have already been having a lot of luck getting their single “Chapel Club” on radio stations, being the #4 most added at triple A radio in its first week.  “Book of James” is another solid track,  a gripping eulogy for this once-resilient spirit who succumbed to the pressures bearing down on him from both within and without.  One of several songs recorded with producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene). Listen to the former below and get the latter for free here.

We Are Augustines – Chapel Song by divisionpromotions


Really diggin The Album Leaf’s remix of “Sympathy” by Scattered Trees.  Anthemic turns ‘slow-building ethereal epic’.


Liking what I’m hearing from Porcelain Raft, specifically the track “Amateur’s Feeling” over at Disco Naivete.  Porcelain Raft is Mauro Remiddi, a recently signee with Secretly Canadian.