Augustana have announced that they will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Life Imitating Life" on April 22nd and they have released the first single from the effort.
The band recorded the new album in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN with producer John O'Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir). They are giving fans a taste of what is to come with the digital release of the first single "Ash and Ember".
Augustana's Dan Layus had this to say about the song, "It felt like the right way to introduce this album and re-enter the atmosphere as an artist. 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." You can check out a stream of the track here.
The band will also be hitting the road in support of the new album. They will kick off a North American trek with Twin Forks on April 19th in Nashville, TN.
Life Imitating Life Tracklist:
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
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