Augustana is an American rock band from San Diego, California that has released albums signed to Epic Records and Washington Square Music/Razor & Tie. They are best known for their song "Boston."
In Autumn 2002 at Greenville College in Illinois, Dan Layus brought friends Josiah Rosen, Kyle Baker, and Simeon Lohrmann together to create music. They started out by re-recording the song "More than a Love Song" which Dan had written for his high school girlfriend while living in California. They originally wanted to call themselves The Looking Glass, but after discovering another band of the same name they chose "Augustana" instead. A full length debut album, Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays was recorded in the home recording studio of Jon King. The album was released in the Spring of 2003 and only 1000 copies were produced. Later that year the band recorded and released 25 copies of the Mayfield EP.
Dan Layus decided to move back to Southern California with band mate Josiah Rosen, where they eventually found their drummer, Justin South. The band joined numerous tours with artists such as Switchfoot, Maroon 5, The Fray, Counting Crows, Dashboard Confessional, O.A.R., Snow Patrol, The Damnwells, Goo Goo Dolls, Acceptance, Cartel, and OneRepublic, as well as having their own headlining tours.
Their album Can't Love, Can't Hurt has sold 50,433 copies in the U.S.
Their album All the Stars and Boulevards sold 204,000 copies in the United States.
Their first single off their album Can't Love, Can't Hurt will be Sweet and Low.
Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays -2003
All the Stars and Boulevards-2005
Can't Love, Can't Hurt-2008
Their song Boston was used on the Scrubs episode His Story III.
Two founding members of the band that later quit the group were Simion Lohrmann (bass) and Josiah Rosen (rhythm guitar).
Augustana first released their album All the Stars and Boulevards on an independent label on September 6, 2005; it was re-released by Epic on September 12, 2006.
Their album All the Stars and Boulevards reached number 6 on KROQ's most requested list.
They only made 25 copies for their Mayfield EP.
Augustana has toured with The Fray, Counting Crows, Snow Patrol, and The Goo Goo Dolls.
In April 2006 Josiah Rosen left the band to recored his first solo record.
In 2003, they released a album that they produced it was called Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays and only a 1000 were made.
Their first single off their debut album is Stars and Boulevards.
Their second single was Boston.
Their debut album was All the Stars and Boulevards.
In 2003, they released their EP named Mayfield.
They are with Epic Records.