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Saintseneca gives standout performance at PhilaMOCA

Saintseneca | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

On Friday night, Columbus indie-folk band Saintseneca graced the stage of PhilaMOCA in support of their new album Pillar of Na, which was released on August 31st on Anti-. The band is the brain child of Columbus based musician Zac Little, who uses a verity of unconventional instrumentation to build a sound unlike anything else. Continue reading →

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Saintseneca release stirring single “Frostbiter”, have an album and tour on the way

Saintseneca
Saintseneca | photo by Nick Fancher | courtesy of the artist

 

Columbus, Ohio folk-punksters Saintseneca have announced a new album on ANTI- Records, Pillar of Na, along with their first headlining tour in 3 years. The follow-up to their grandiose 2015 opus Such Things, Pillar of Na sees the band once again pushing their music to the experimental edges of folk in search of new expressive possibilities. Singer and songwriter Zac Little says that in making the album he wanted “to reach way back, echoing ancient folk melodies, tie that into punk rock, and then push it into the future…I’m looking for the intersection between Kendrick Lamar and The Fairport Convention.” Continue reading →

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Photo Recap: Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca and Smidley packed the Union Transfer

Tigers Jaw | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Hometown heroes Tigers Jaw returned to Philadelphia Friday night with a packed gig at Union Transfer. The band is touring in support of their latest album Spin which was released May 19th on Black Cement Records. Accompanying Tigers Jaw on this tour is the indie folk band Saintseneca along with Smidley, a new project from Foxing lead singer Conor Murphy. Check out the full photo gallery from the night Continue reading →

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The Key Presents: Saintseneca

Saintseneca's Zac Little | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Saintseneca’s Zac Little | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

“I write all the songs that I want to write,” says Saintseneca‘s Zac Little as we’re walking around on the Reading Viaduct, “so why would I need another band?” While many of his bandmates moonlight in other projects — All Dogs, Yowler, The Sidekicks, to name a few, these are not unknown bands in the slightest — Zac feels fulfilled in one sphere. One whole cloth.

It’s a philosophy that Zac takes into his songwriting, as well. Anything can be profound, everything is valuable in the right light. A question like “How Many Blankets Are In The World?” might seem inane, but in Little’s hands it finds meaning beyond measure. Continue reading →

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Underground Arts will be taken over by awesome double bill, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Saintseneca

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Underground Arts will play host an exceptional double bill featuring indie-folkers Thao and the Get Down Stay Down  and Saintseneca on April 16th.

The constantly surprising Thao and the Get Down Stay Down have been suspiciously quiet since their acclaimed and awesome 2013 LP, We The Common, so maybe a recent announcement about spring tour indicates something in the works for the unique indie-rock group — at least, we hope. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Deli Anniversary Show with The Orange Drop at PhilaMOCA, Saintseneca at Johnny Brenda’s, Mercury Radio Theater at Bourbon and Branch

The Orange Drop | Photo by Clementine Grove
The Orange Drop | Photo by Clementine Grove

The Deli Philly will be celebrating it’s 7th Anniversary tonight at PhilaMOCA with performances from The Orange Drop, Blood Sound, Hello Shark, and a DJ set from Suburban Living. It is sure to be an exciting show, with ranging from scuzzy indie punk to  neo-psychedelic rock. Get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Saintseneca’s new “Bad Ideas” makes futile relationships sound catchy

 

Saintseneda | Photo by Nick Fancher | via anti.com
Saintseneda | Photo by Nick Fancher | via anti.com

Saintseneca just released the third single from its upcoming LP, Such Things. Streaming now at Paste as the magazine’s most recent Songs Illustrated feature, “Bad Ideas” opens with distorted guitars and compressed drums accompanying Zac Little’s gloomy vocals. The track dives right into the “doom and gloom” of ephemeral relationships, the driving beat and bassline mimicking the seemingly repetitive nature of these futile romances.

That’s not to say that these qualities make for an unenjoyable song; “Bad Ideas” is just a taste of the philosophical, existential, and spiritual nature of Saintseneca’s new record. Continue reading →

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

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. Continue reading →