Augie March formed in 1996 in Melbourne, Australia, where guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Glenn Richards, guitarist Adam Donovan, and drummer David E. Williams had been attending university. The three was raised collectively in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, nonetheless it wasn’t until they reunited as close friends during their university days that Richards, an British major, began composing songs and asked another two to accompany him. Both Donovan and Williams had been learning music and both searched for bassist Edmond Ammendola, with whom they’d worked well within the music college, to accomplish the lineup. The quartet quickly started organizing the music and resolved on a name lent from your 1954 novel The Activities of Augie March by Saul Bellow, whose poetic, complicated prose complemented Richards’ personal imaginative and descriptive lyrical design. In a short time, Augie March drawn the ears of Ra Information, and in early 1998 the label released the EP Thanks a lot for the Memes. Quickly thereafter, Augie March released another EP, entitled Waltz, and on the effectiveness of the solitary “Asleep in Excellence,” word concerning the music group quickly spread and BMG Australia courted the music group with a documenting agreement. Augie March approved and began focus on their 1st full-length, for the time being expanding to some quintet with the help of keyboardist Rob Dawson. Sunset Research premiered in middle-2000 to superb reviews and general public support, hovering within the Australian music graphs into 2001 as the music group performed continuously in support. Unfortunately, Dawson was wiped out in an car accident on January 2, 2001, only a brief 12 months after his becoming a member of the group. The rest of the four took a while to regroup from your tragedy, holed up collectively in an forgotten telephone organization building, and started writing new materials for the follow-up to Sunset Research. They recruited keyboardist Kiernan Package and headed in to the studio to place their fresh batch of tunes to tape, which led to the majestic Unusual Parrot, released in Australia in 2002 and stateside on SpinArt in 2004. The music group toured regularly before returning house to focus on their third full-length, Moo, You Bloody Choir, however when its slated 2005 discharge was pushed back again indefinitely, Richards got time to cobble jointly a small number of lo-fi recordings, which he self-released beneath the moniker G.A. Richards & the Satanic Mills Bros. The EP was entitled Closed Off, Cool & Bitter: Lifestyle being a Can of Beverage. Moo, You Bloody Choir was finally released in Australia in 2006 and Augie March resumed touring to aid its discharge. Jive/Zomba released it stateside in the summertime of 2007.