Augie March: Wry, Winsome Pop

Hear an Interview and In-Studio Performance


  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Augie March

Augie March. hide caption

itoggle caption

Set List

  • "The Cold Acre"
  • "One Crowded Hour"
  • "Mother Greer"
  • "Bottle Baby"

Named for the 1953 Saul Bellow novel The Adventures of Augie March, the wry and winsome pop band Augie March has spent the last decade winning loyal fans in its native Australia. An English major and avid poetry fan, singer Glenn Richards has been widely praised for his distinctively smart lyrics — most recently on Augie March's third album, Moo, You Bloody Choir.

The 2001 death of keyboardist Rob Dawson helped lend a degree of depth and melancholy to Augie March's sound; the album that followed, 2002's Strange Bird, spanned a broad array of emotions and instrumentations. Moo, You Bloody Choir, the follow-up, just came out here. Elegant and refined, its subtly epic sound makes it a strong candidate for sleeper success.

Purchase Featured Music

Moo, You Bloody Choir

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Moo, You Bloody Choir
Augie March

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.