Angelo De Augustine – “If I Could Fly” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year we were mesmerized by Angelo De Augustine’s hushed, harrowing Spirals Of Silence, a collection of songs that made lo-fi singer-songwriter stuff feel crystalline and otherworldly. One of the highlights from that record, “How Past Begins,” will serve as the basis for a new EP out early next month. “If I Could Fly” is one of two unreleased recordings that will be featured, and it gorgeously mines that same fertile territory, matching warm guitar figures with chilling whispers in a way that calls back to Iron & Wine at his barest and best. Listen below.

How Past Begins is out 6/9, and De Augustine plays Seattle’s Columbia City Theater on 6/13. Here’s a picture of him with a dog: