"Many may try to harken back to the heyday of rock and roll, but few pull it off as authentically as Augustus. " - Sun News, 9/17. From their humble acoustic beginnings in 2014, to their current status as a full time touring indie rock band, the 4pc Denver based Augustus continues to push the boundaries while delivering honest, original songs.
Since turning heads at SXSW 2017, the band has crisscrossed the country playing both coasts and Canada. Augustus has released a steady stream of critically acclaimed music, licensed songs to MTV, E!, and the Discovery Channel, and dropped their much anticipated 4th studio record ‘Idle’ Fall 2018.
Their last time through Seattle, Northwest Music Scene said “Their sound has evolved with new sophisticated arrangements and unpredictable power since their start in 2013.” - 7/18. And Cosmic Clash called their latest single “mesmerizing.” 10/18
The band kicked off 2019 with a sold out performance in Denver supporting Futurebirds. With multiple national tours scheduled for the year and new singles coming out, Augustus shows no signs of slowing down.
"This is a band in a constant state of reinvention" - Pete Laffin, BolderBeat 11/2/18
“Idle is a solid listen by the prolific group, and yet another engaging release from the Boulder quartet “ - Marquee Magazine 11/1/18
“mesmerizing” - Cosmic Clash 10/3/18
"The psych elements are ideally mixed with the indie flavour to create a unique result of musicianship." - Last Day Deaf 8/16/18
“Their sound has evolved with new sophisticated arrangements and unpredictable power since their start in 2013.” - Northwest Music Scene 7/19/18
'Demons' "simply exudes cool without trying" - Bolderbeat 11/17
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
"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