Friend Friday: This week's #friendfriday, we present to you AUGURS from Oakland, CA.
Take a Grind band, make them half as fast, give them a tone Matt Pike himself would be thrilled with and throw on top some of the most desperately fucked up sounding piercing howls and what you come out with is Augurs.
Four of the filthiest sounding human beings in existence are also four of the best dudes we have had the honor to share a stage with. These guys showed up at the DIY Warehouse awhile back and absolutely destroyed things...someone crowdsurfed in a 20x10 room it was so gnarly.
We made friends at that show, played The Hemlock in SF together and run into each other at shows in Northern CA regularly.
They will be playing SLO county with Us, Usnea and Toxic Wizard this August(RSVP here) but if you live anywhere else on the West Coast you can catch them on tour this month at any of the dates listed on the tour page here.
Check out their EP, Old Ways, released in 2013 which absolutely rules. They have a new one on the way that we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at and trust us, you want to keep an eye out for it.