Augie March are huge in Australia and get great reviews here in the States as well. Pitchfork gave their most recent album, Moo, You Bloody Choir, an impressive 7.5/10 (their album before that ranked even higher, 8.2/10) and said "they make literate, studied music richly adorned with unexpected turns of phrase, both lyrical and musical." They recently won Song of the Year (Download "One Crowded Hour") and Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the Australian Music Awards.
I'm giving away an Augie March prize package. One winner will get the latest CD, a t-shirt and a pair of tickets to see them at the Roxy this Thursday for Filter's Revenge of the Sunset Strip. Also on the bill are: Bang Lime (members of Metric), The Redwalls and Mark Mallman. Email me (dukeufo at hotmail) by Wednesday at 5:00PM and tell me your favorite Australian band of all time. One winner will be randomly chosen.
Augie March's Myspace