'Tomb,' the third full length album from Thousand Oaks, CA’s Angelo De Augustine, addresses lost love, the cost of honesty, and the ramifications of regret. It's a deeply inward album, but like the best albums about heartbreak, Tomb transforms pain into beauty. “This album is at its core a prayer for hope and clarity, and a prayer for love,” says De Augustine.
The record is a significant shift from his previous home recordings, such as his debut for Asthmatic Kitty Records, Swim Inside The Moon. It was recorded at NYC’s Reservoir Studios with his friend and renowned musician Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman), whose credits include work on albums for St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, and Rhye. 'Tomb' is a musical breakthrough for De Augustine, with Bartlett's artful production spotlighting his increasingly impressive songwriting as hinted on his 2018 single, “Carcassonne,” which was praised as “perfect” by NPR Music’s All Songs Considered.