Media and Press

“Many may try to harken back to the heyday of rock and roll, but few pull it off as authentically as Augustus. ” -  Elizabeth Izzo, Sun Community News, 9/18/17

“Strong songwriting and heartfelt performances still remain, and in many ways this sound feels more honest to their musical vision and voice.  ‘The Mercury EP’ adds a powerful new range to Augustus’ already impressive catalog. ” – Jeremy Fleischer, Scene Magazine, 1/1/17

“‘The Mercury EP’ marks a new era for Colorado’s Augustus with a full blown rock sound that is bold, tight, and unyielding.” – Riley Ann, Bolderbeat, 10/10/16

“It’s the perfect example of the group’s ability to take their multi-faceted sound and put forth something that no longer sounds like a blending of styles, but rather a succinct, continuous sound of their own.” - Brian Johnson, Marquee Magazine 10/1/16

Grand Junction write up from CO late summer tour

“Boulder’s Augustus has dropped what we’d consider to be Colorado’s strongest psych-rock/mashup album of 2015.” – Tim Wegner, ColoMusicBuzz 9/1/2015

“…one of the most entertaining and original acts in Colorado.” – Brian Wolf, Front Range Explorer 10/19/2015

“..the band appears bent on pushing listeners toward [..] something with sweat and bones and teeth, toward something ten miles down the road you never saw coming.” - Pete Laffin, Bolderbeat 8/10/2015

“It’s actually pretty ridiculous that Into Frames is only Augustus’ second release, and it’s just absurd that the majority of the album was tracked live with minor overdubbing. The record sounds much more like something released by a group that’s been making music for a decade or more, not a mere two years, as is the case here.” – Marquee Magazine

“In a local music scene neck deep with string bands, Boulder folk-soul trio Augustus has been winning fans over with foot-tappin’ tales passionately crooned over bluesy, Americana-influenced instrumentals.  The group has been working Boulder County with weekly gigs since their formation in late 2013 and may just be the best little-known secret around.  ” - Boulder Weekly

“The music scene in Boulder is ready for more bands like Augustus who are determined to grow and cultivate the local music community.  Although these artists are ridiculously talented, it is their relentless passion that will bring thing them happiness and success.” – Resound Magazine

“Boulder acoustic trio Augustus has only been together one year, but their debut EP The Common Collapse sounds as if they’re pulling decades of history around with them – and in many regards they are.  The five-song EP seems to build on a patch-work quilt of styles and influences from the great songbook of Americana.  Bluegrass, folk, jazz, and blues are all tightly stitched together side-by-side with incredible synergy. ” - Marquee Magazine  12/1/14

“Sometimes I get lost when searching for the Boulder sound. The positive of that is there’s plenty of variety in the Republic. The downside is that bands struggle to stand out. When I imagine what a pillar of the Boulder music scene might sound like, it should echo into the night sky. It should feel human. It should not shy from gravitas or joy. Lyrics are sung honestly, without affect. Someone’s truth, accessible to all. I have found this in Augustus.” – Stubborn Sounds 4/16/15

“Augustus took the stage next and splashed us with an awesome foot-stomping, banjo-bumping performance. These dudes brought some serious originality to the popular Americana movement, from their catchy kick North to the dark, plucky perfection of Shadows and Tails. But above all, my personal favorite was Spoke of This Before, where frontman Colin Kelly commanded an emotional hum of heavy, raw vocals. It’s woeful reflection created an energized hush.” – BolderBeat 4/10/15

“Heavy, raw, and bluesy, Augustus sets the sonic backdrop for the dirt and grit of the pioneer days.  With refreshing original material, this new band is worth checking out and supporting.” - Dechen Hawk – musician, teacher, talent buyer

—Press Releases—

Fall East Coast tour 2017 – 9/5/17

SXSW 2017 – 2/10/17

Swallow Hill here we come – 3/1/16

Augustus tapped for Fox Theatre – 2/1/16

Radio Hot sheet – 10/1/15

Western Slope Debut - 9/1/15

‘Into Frames’ release – 8/1/15

All eyes on legendary Fox Theatre - 5/1/15

Augustus cd release press release 11/1/14

Local folk-soul band Augustus bursts on to the scene - 3/1/14