After growing up on the West Coast, lead singer Dan Layus landed at Greenville College in Illinois, where he majored in music. When Dan met Josiah Rosen, the two found a shared passion for bands like Counting Crows and Radiohead. They started playing together and christened themselves Augustana, a name suggested by Josiah, which is thought to be Latin for ‘a small glimpse of hope.’ Then, after recruiting fellow undergrad Jared Palomar to play keyboards, Augustana recorded some songs that started winning them local acclaim. Disillusioned with school and full of the kind of adrenaline that gets things done no matter how impetuous, Dan and Josiah decided near the end of the fall 2004 semester that their future wasn’t in Greenville – they were going to move to California and try to make Augustana more than a college band.
|Song Title||Val's Playlist||Genre||Tempo||Length||Hear Song|
|Ash and Ember||Discovered.||Rock||3:57||Hear Song|
|Sunday Best||Rock||Medium||3:20||Hear Song|