Saintseneca delivered a stand-out performance at CMJ in New York last week. Rolling Stone singled out the band as one of their 10 Best Discoveries writing: “Rocking a monk’s tonsure and antebellum moustache, in a dark vest, shirt and slacks, frontman Zac Little represented like an introverted backwoods preacher under Cake Shop’s low basement ceiling, singing about acid rain and dying young in a cracking, nasal tone that was addictively tart. Huddled around two mics, his bandmates (notably key foil Maryn Jones) delivered hollered harmonies that felt more like collective bloodletting than sing-along-shilling bonhomie, and more potent for it”.
The video below features Saintseneca performing their latest single, Uppercutter, for Bad Racket. It shows the band’s singer-songwriter Zac Little talking about the inspiration for Uppercutter followed by the breath-taking performance from the band. It is charming, fresh and holds your attention despite the simplicity of visuals. There’s a huge catchiness built in to the chorus of Uppercutter and the line “Swallow all your chewing gum/And limp into the setting sun/I for one will not be sung to sleep” is indicative of their quirky talent.
The band’s full length album Dark Arc arrives in stores April 1 2014. Keep checking the site for more treasures.
You can catch Saintseneca live on the following dates:
07 Nov Ace of Cups Columbus, OH
09 Nov Central Venue, Athens, OH
10 Nov Mahall’s 20 Lanes, Lakewood, OH
12 Nov Schubas Tavern Chicago IL
13 Nov 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN
14 Nov Slowdown Omaha NE
15 Nov The Vaudeville Mews Des Moines IA
16 Nov Replay Lounge Lawrence KS
17 Nov The Bishop Bloomington IN
18 Nov Zanzabar Louisville KY
20 Nov Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh PA
By Kate Dexter