Watch Me Disappear

Article from: Sunday Herald Sun

Scott Podmore

October 12, 2008 12:00am

AUGIE March have stepped up to the plate again with their latest album Watch Me Disappear which offers vivid imagery, honesty and poetic sway.

Genre: Folk Pop
Title: Watch Me Disappear
Artist: Augie March
Label: Sony BMG

YOU have to love Augie March's members for their originality, patriotism and ability to follow their own path while avoiding cliches.

With the lyrically brilliant Glenn Richards at the helm, they've been around for more than a decade, won over a staunch fanbase with quality debut Sunset Studies (2000), earned high praise with eclectic Strange Bird (2002) and became a real force with Moo You Bloody Choir (2006), an album that spawned that song, One Crowded Hour.

The dreamy Watch Me Disappear steps it up again. It isn't an album for all occasions, but is sublime for its honesty, vivid imagery, diverse stories and poetic sway.

It's solid in the true sense, with no particular leaders of the pack. It's a slow burner that takes time to get to know you, but once it does, it's a friend for good.

Fall under the spell and gentle groove of opener Watch Me Disappear, escape into the musical gaiety of Pennywhistle, catch the infectious melody of Becoming Bryn, follow the manic levity of The Glenorchy Bunyip and be utterly charmed by beautiful piano ballad The Devil in Me to close out the album.

- Scott Podmore

STARS: 4/5

DOWNLOAD: Watch Me Disappear

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