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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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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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Saintseneca Debut Video For New Single Uppercutter Via Stereogum

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.


Folk band, Saintseneca

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

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