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Encyclopedia > Augustana (band)
Augustana
Background information
Origin San Diego, California, USA
Genre(s) Rock
Piano rock
Years active 2003-present
Label(s) Epic Records
Members
Dan Layus
Chris Sachtleben
Jared Palomar
Justin South
John Fredricks

Augustana is an American rock band that was originally formed when its first members met at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. Dan Layus, the lead guitarist and singer, attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego and graduated in 2002. Layus and close friend Josiah Rosen had found some success with their music, so they decided to quit school and move to Los Angeles with the hope of becoming a professional band. Then-bassist Simeon Lorhmann decided to stay and finish school, after which he joined the band Pennington. Image File history File links Information. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Jared Palomar is the bassist in the San Diego rock band Augustana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Greenville College is located in Greenville, Illinois, a small (population 6500) southern Illinois city, located some 45 miles from St. ... Greenville is a city located in Bond County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Torrey Pines High School is a high school in the North County Coastal area of San Diego, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ...


The new group was officially formed in California in 2004. Their Manager/Producer Stephen Short discovered them and produced a four song EP, which helped secure a record deal with Epic Records and a publishing deal with EMI. Their first major-label album, All the Stars and Boulevards, was produced by Brendan O'Brien and catapulted them into the spotlight. The band is perhaps best known for their single, Boston, the music video for which features the lead singer on a beach full of pianos. As of March 2007 the album has sold approximately 204,000 copies in the United States [1] Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Short is a renowned Grammy award winning record producer who currently runs an artist management company called Ping Pong Music. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... All the Stars and Boulevards is the debut album of Augustana, a Californian band. ... Brendan OBrien is a record producer who worked with many bands including Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Kings X, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Aerosmith, The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, Limp Bizkit, Lifehouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Rage Against The Machine, The Black Crowes, Aimee Mann, Bruce Springsteen, The... Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-sides, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... Boston is a song from Augustana. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ...


Augustana's contemplative, melodic sound is characterized by numerous piano lines and the breathy vocals of frontman Layus. Josiah Rosen left the band in April of 2006 and has independently released his first solo record, "A Memoir," under the name The Last Almanac. In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


They have been featured on numerous tours with artists such as Switchfoot, The Fray, Counting Crows, O.A.R., Snow Patrol, The Damnwells, Goo Goo Dolls, Acceptance, and Cartel. They are also renowned for their headlining shows which have seen them play to sold out club audiences throughout the United States. Switchfoot is a Grammy nominated alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. ... The Fray is a four-piece piano rock band from Denver, Colorado. ... Counting Crows is an Academy Award nominated American alternative rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ... Of a Revolution (O.A.R.) is a American band consisting of Marc Roberge (Vocals & Guitar), Chris Culos (Drums), Richard On (Lead Guitar), Benj Gershman (Bass), and Jerry DePizzo (Saxophone). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Damnwells are an indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, who are signed to Zoe/Rounder Records. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Acceptance was an alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington. ... It has been suggested that Kevin sanders be merged into this article or section. ...


At the beginning of 2007 the band embarked on their second headlining theatre tour, supported by Vega 4. Recently their debut major label album has shot to the top of the Billboards Heatseekers Chart due to the surging success of the single "Boston" which was also used on the 5th season Scrubs episode "His Story III". The band is planning to release a new album before 2008. They have been working on the material and sampling it at live shows. Vega 4 is a four-piece band from Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and England; the band formed in London. ... Boston is a song from Augustana. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/dramedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ...


They are currently set to open for Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional on his first solo tour since the release of The Swiss Army Romance. Christopher Ender Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of the acoustic-alternative band Dashboard Confessional, and previously was the original vocalist for emo band Further Seems Forever. ... Dashboard Confessional is an American band, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba, from Boca Raton, Florida. ... The Swiss Army Romance was the first full-length album released by Dashboard Confessional. ...

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Former Members

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Discography

Album Information
Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays
  • Released: early 2003
  • First full-length Augustana album distributed at shows in the Midwest and Southern California.
  • Produced & Engineered by Jon King
  • Only 1000 copies were produced.
Mayfield EP
  • Released: Fall 2003
  • This was a CD that Augustana produced themselves and distributed at shows in the Midwest.
  • Only 25 copies were produced.
All the Stars and Boulevards
All the Stars and Boulevards (re-release)
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • This re-release of "All the Stars and Boulevards" was announced through the band's MySpace page and made available exclusively at Best Buy stores. It was also available on the Best Buy website, where it was sold out by the following day.
  • The new features on this re-release are: a re-mixed version of "Wasteland", a new track named "Marie", acoustic versions of "Boston" and "Stars and Boulevards", and music videos for "Boston" and "Stars and Boulevards".
Year Title Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Billboard Pop 100 Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks Hot Digital Songs Top 40 Mainstream
2006 "Boston" #34 #31 #10 #22 #30 All the Stars and Boulevards
2007 "Stars and Boulevards" - - - - - All the Stars and Boulevards

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Interviews

  • iProng interview with Jared Palomar of Augustana (MP3 Audio)

External links

  • Augustana Official site
  • Augustana's Official Myspace page

 
 

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