We Are Augustines are among many artists contributing a cover of a Bob Dylan track for a compilation album in aid of Amnesty International USA.
The Brooklyn trio offer their version of ‘Mama You’ve Been On My Mind’ to the ‘Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan’ set, which will also feature tributes from Queens Of The Stone Age, Pete Townshend, Patti Smith and Ke$ha.
The band’s singer, Billy McCarthy, says “We are honoured to support [the album]… This is a huge deal to the band. Please join us in supporting Amnesty International and their tireless efforts for human rights around the world.”
‘Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan’ is released in North America on January 24, with a worldwide release on January 30. More information on the project is available on the Amnesty International USA website.
Meanwhile, We Are Augustines visit the UK later this month to perform a free gig at The Wheelbarrow in Camden on December 13, and they are also taking part in XFM’s Winter Wonderland on the following evening. Their début album, ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, is released on March 5 on Oxcart Records. More information on the band is available on their website.