Saintseneca Premiere New Video For Happy Alone

AVClub.com is premiering a new video from the celebrated young band, Saintseneca. The clip is an imaginative study of alienation and isolation for the song Happy Alone from the the band’s forthcoming album Dark Arc in stores April 1.

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 with more contemporary elements such as synthesisers and electric guitars to create a seamless blend of soaring vocals and vibrant post-punk energy.

Songwriter Little says of the song Happy Alone: “This is a love song, a meditation on doom, the joy and the transcendence in all of that. I found the song in a bass that was half melted from the time when my bedroom had burned down. I didn’t even know the bass worked but kept it anyway. One day I could feel the gravity coming from it, pulling on me. I plugged it into this raspy little amp and found all of these little songs with it, bouncing around in the reverb tank. There is joy in doom and doom in joy.”

The band will be touring the US in support of Dark Arc beginning in March.

You can catch them live on the following dates:
March 5/14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 6/14 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
March 7/13 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
March 8/14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
March 9/14 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
March 10/14 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
March 12-3/15 Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 18/14 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
March 19/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
March 20/14 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
March 21/14 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
March 22/14 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
March 23/14 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
March 24/14 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
March 26/14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 27/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
March 28/14 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
March 29/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
March 30/14 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 2/14 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Club
April 3/14 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
April 5/14 Phoenix, AZ @ PHX AM Party
April 8/14 Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
April 9/14 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
April 10/14 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
April 11/14 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
April 12/14 Nashville, TN @ Hi Watt
April 19/14 Columbus, OH @ WEX Arts Performance Space

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