Augustana

Augustana

Biography

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.

Featured Songs

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

Featured Albums

Augustana

Augustana

  • Genre: Rock
  • Similar Vibe: Annie Lennox meets Keith Urban
  • Valslist Favorite Tracks: entire album
  • Release Date: 4.26.11

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