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Saintseneca Perform Happy Alone For Live From Bad Racket

The acclaimed young band Saintseneca are featured in a new episode of the series, Live From Bad Racket. The band performed their anthem of alienation Happy Alone at the recording studio in Cleveland, Ohio. The song is from the group’s forthcoming Anti- debut album Dark Arc in stores on April 1.

Time Out Chicago writes that Sainseneca “…channels the infectious melodies of Neutral Milk Hotel and the earnest harmonies of Fleet Foxes” and “combines folk instrumentation with punk rock intensity.” The group is led by singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Zac Little who originally hails from rural Appalachia. The band evolved playing acoustic performances alongside an array of electrified punk and hardcore bands at DIY house shows. On their upcoming record they combine a wide range of acoustic instrumentation with synthesisers and electric guitars to create a seamless blend of soaring vocals and vibrant post-punk energy.

Saintseneca will take their renowned live show across the US in support of Dark Arc beginning this month.

You can catch Saintseneca live on the following dates:
March 5 14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 6 14 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
March 7 14 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 11-15 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 14 14 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
April 19 14 Columbus, OH @ WEX Arts Performance Space

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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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Saintseneca Reveal New Video For Visions

The band Saintseneca have debuted a video for their song Visions via Stereogum. The track is from the young band’s recent digital EP which Time Out Chicago described as,“…anchored by soaring choruses that seem tailor-made for a good, old-fashioned shout-along” and Pitchfork.com wrote, “When the instruments fade out and Little howls, it’s more of a gut punch than an uppercut.” The band’s anticipated full length album Dark Arc will arrive in stores April 1 2014.

The video for Visions offers a stirring montage that plays like the nostalgic memories of a troubled soul, the imagery perfectly complimenting the songs dynamic mix of re-imagined folk and post- punk. Watch the video here.

Saintseneca have announced dates for their 2014 North American Tour (below):
07 Jan 14 Nashville, TN @ Hi-Watt
08 Jan 14 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
09 Jan 14 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10 Jan 14 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
11 Jan 14 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
12 Jan 14 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
14 Jan 14 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
15 Jan 14 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Upstairs)
16 Jan 14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
17 Jan 14 Hamden, CT @ The Space
18 Jan 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
5 March 14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6 March 14 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
7 March 13 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
8 March 14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9 March 14 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
10 March 14 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
18 March 14 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
19 March 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
20 March 14 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
21 March 14 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
22 March 14 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
23 March 14 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
24 March 14 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
26 March 14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
27 March 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
28 March 14 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
29 March 14 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
30 March 14 San Diego, CA @ Casbah

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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

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Saintseneca Release New Single, Uppercutter

Led by Appalachian native Zac Little, Saintseneca combine an array of acoustic instrumentation (balalaika, mandolin, dulcimer, Turkish Baglama, floor percussion) with more contemporary elements such as synthesisers, electric guitar and soaring vocals. They are a band who are talented and interesting with the lyrics of Uppercutter indicating their quirky depths: “Uppercutter/You take me down/Your blood sending bludgeons/Find me now…”

Uppercutter is available now as a digital single and on 7 inch.

The other side of the single features a more frenetic post punk folk track, Visions. Both songs are from the band’s full length album Dark Arc which will go on sale in March 2014.

Saintseneca are currently touring the USA. Tour dates are below:
15 Oct Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia PA
16 Oct DC9 Washington  DC
18 Oct The Cakeshop New York NY
21 Oct The Pour House Raleigh NC
22 Oct The Earl Atlanta GA
25 Oct Hi-Watt Nashville TN
26 Oct Green Bam Indianapolis
7 Nov  Ace of Cups Columbus  OH
9 Nov Central Venue Athens, OH
10 Nov Mahall’s Cleveland, 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
11-18  Zanzibar Louisville  KY
11-20  Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh PA

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