The band Saintseneca unveiled their first video last week via Stereogum. The group’s national debut features a never heard before song Uppercutter from their Anti- full length debut album Dark Arc which arrives in stores March 2014.
The beautifully impressionistic video utilises an assortment of multicoloured patterns and textures projected across the band as their darkly engaging post punk-folk anthem Uppercutter plays.
Saintseneca is led by singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Zac Little who originally hails from rural Appalachia. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes – from the Violent Femmes to Neutral Milk Hotel – Saintseneca perform songs that sound both familiar and uniquely original. The group utilises a wide range of acoustic instrumentation (balalaika, mandolin, dulcimer, Turkish Baglama, floor percussion) with more contemporary elements such as synthesisers and electric guitars to create a seamless blend of soaring vocals and vibrant post-punk energy.
Saintseneca will be playing a series of North American dates this Autumn. You can catch them live on the following dates:
Oct 15 – Jonny Brenda’s, Philadelphia
Oct 16 – DC9, Washington DC
Oct 17-20 – CMJ, NYC
Oct 21 – Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC
Oct 22 – The Earl, Atlanta
Oct 25 – Hi-Watt, Nashville
Nov 7 – Ace Of Cups, Columbus
Nov 12 – Schuba’s, Chicago
Nov 13 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
Nov 14 – Slowdown, Omaha
Nov 15 – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines
Nov 16 – Replay Lounge, Lawrence KS
Nov 17 – The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Nov 18 – Zanzabar, Louisville