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Saintseneca’s Debut Album, Dark Arc, Streaming In Full Now On NPR’s First Listen

Saintseneca’s music could be described as Appalachian strum meets post punk stomp, complete with ghostly harmonies and anthemic melodies. Anchored by front man Zac Little’s soulful bray and introspective poetics, Saintseneca’s debut, Dark Arc, will be available everywhere on April 1. In the meantime you can hear it in its entirety on NPR’s First Listen.

It’s been an exciting year for Columbus, Ohio’s Saintseneca with non-stop touring and a triumphant run of SXSW gigs. Their lead in single, Happy Alone, has received great reviews and picked up airplay on influential stations like WXPN in Philadelphia, WFUV in NYC, KUTX in Austin and Sirius XM’s The Loft among others.

Critics are already chiming in. Rolling Stone called the new album “…a gem…”; the Kansas City Star called their music “…keenly intelligent and rapturously beautiful” while in a recent show review, Time Out Chicago praised the band’s “…distinctive voice that stands out amid the hordes of indie folk bands in existence.”

You can catch Saintseneca live on the following dates:
Mar 26  Rickshaw Stop         San Francisco          CA
Mar 27  The Echo       Los Angeles  CA
Mar 28  The Cellar Door        Visalia            CA
Mar 29  The Constellation Room    Santa Ana     CA
Mar 30  Casbah          San Diego     CA
April 02  Soho  Santa Barbara          CA
April 03  SLO Brew      San Luis Obispo      CA
April 05  PHX AM Party Phoenix      AZ
April 08  Lambert’s       Austin            TX
April 09  Fitzgerald’s- Downstairs     Houston         TX
April 10  Circle Bar      New Orleans LA
April 11  Bottletree       Birmingham  AL
April 12  Hi-Watt           Nashville       TN
April 14  The Bishop   Bloomington IN
April 19  Wexner Center         Columbus     OH
May 31 Nelsonville Festival Nelsonville Ohio
June 03  Brillobox        Pittsburgh      PA
June 04  Johnny Brenda’s     Philadelphia PA
June 05  Black Cat       Washington  DC
June 06  Mercury Lounge       New York       NY
June 07  The Space     Hamden         CT
June 08  Great Scott    Boston           MA
June 09  Higher Ground         South Burlington     VT
June 10  BugJar  Rochester   NY
June 11    The Drake Hotel       Toronto
June 12    The Blind Pig            Ann Arbor      MI
June 13   Shank Hall      Milwaukee, WI
June 14   The Cedar      Minneapolis, MN
June 15    Empty Bottle      Chicago, IL
July 13    Bunbury Festival      Cincinnati, OH

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Saintseneca Singled Out As One Of Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Best Discoveries

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

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