Listen to “Sleeper Hold” from Saintseneca’s new album Such Things

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Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Saintseneca | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Just a few days after announcing a show at Johnny Brenda’s, Ohio’s Saintseneca have announced their new album, entitled Such ThingsIt’s due out October 9 via ANTI-.

The album’s first single, “Sleeper Hold”, features slurry guitar and the beautiful harmonies of Maryn Jones and frontman Zac Little. It’s a rocking, autumnal folk song with an anthemic chorus, the perfect premiere for Saintseneca’s most accessible output to date.

Such Things is the anticipated follow up to Saintseneca’s acclaimed album Dark Arc. Stereogum said of the album,

Dark Arc shines in all the ways Saintseneca always has — gorgeous harmonies, rampant strumming, glimpses of both humanity’s fragility and power — but it also finds the band branching out into fuller arrangements and wilder instrumentation. (Wilder, even, than the plastic trash can they used to beat on.) It’s what an underground folk band stepping into the spotlight should sound like.

On Such Things, Zac Little wanted to move away from the unusual structures of Dark Arc to create pop-centered songs that showed off his band members’ individual capabilities. “I was pushing myself with Such Things to try to explore the pop motif further, to try to use and bend that formula of having a groove, a beat, locking in and using that as scaffolding to build a song,”, he says. He even feels that it’s the best material Saintseneca has written yet, a step forward on the band’s already distinguished timeline.

You can see Saintseneca on October 10 at JB’s by purchasing tickets here. The track listing for the album and tour dates can be found below.

Such Things Track Listing

  1. Such Things – 2:32
  2. /// – 0:06
  3. Sleeper Hold – 2:46
  4. Estuary – 3:23
  5. Rare Form – 3:44
  6. Bad Ideas – 3:33
  7. The Awefull Yawn – 3:05
  8. How Many Blankets Are In The World? – 3:59
  9. River – 3:15
  10. Soft Edges – 2:59
  11. The All Full On – 0:33
  12. Necker Cube – 3:18
  13. Lazarus – 4:38
  14. House Divided – 1:37
  15. Maya 31 – 3:45

Tour Dates
10/7: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh
10/8: Black Cat, DC
10/9: Mercury Lounge, NYC
10/10: Johnny Brendas, Philly
10/11: Daryl’s House, Pawling NY
10/13: The Haunt, Ithaca NY
10/14: 9th Ward @ Babeville, Buffalo NY
10/15: The Garrison, Toronto ON
10/16: Blind Pig, Ann Arbor
10/17: Empty Bottle, Chicago
10/18: Cactus Club, Milwaukee
10/20: 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
10/21: Reverb, Omaha
10/22: The Bishop, Bloomington
10/23: Northside Tavern, Cincinnati
10/24: Grog Shop, Cleveland

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