‘Tomb’, the third full length album from Thousand Oak, CA’s Angelo de Augustine, and the record is a significant shift from his earlier home recordings, such as previous album ‘Swim Inside The Moon’. It was recorded at NYC’s Reservoir Studios with his friend and renowned musician Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), whose credits include work on albums for Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard and Rhye.
‘Tomb’ is a beginning for Angelo, both emotionally and in his career. It’s a motion towards positivity, addressing lost love, the worthwhile cost of honesty, and the ramifications of regret. ‘Tomb’ isn’t about burying or hiding something away, it’s about opening the seal and letting something new emerge. The album’s title reveals these sentiments: “Throughout our lives we bury many dead things in our hearts and minds,” says Angelo about the record. “There they go to rest and hopefully are reborn as something beautiful for the world to behold.”
‘Tomb’ is a musical breakthrough for De Augustine, with Bartlett’s artful production spotlighting his increasingly impressive songwriting.The simple strength of songs like ‘Time’, ‘You Needed Love, I Needed You” and “Kaitlin’”will remind listeners that De Augustine is among the best of the rising crop of young, emotionally compelling singer songwriters.