‘DARK ARC’ ALBUM TO BE RELEASED 31st MARCH ON ANTI-
Saintseneca is a young band from Columbus, Ohio led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little. Following in the footsteps of 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 familiar and uniquely original all at once. They have been praised by the likes of Pitchfork and Stereogum, across the pond, and newly signed to ANTI-, they release their album Dark Arc on 31st March.
Today, they share their video for lead single ‘Happy Alone’ via The Line of Best Fit. Songwriter Little says of the song: “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. 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.”
WATCH: ‘HAPPY ALONE’
Dark Arc was 10 months in the making and was produced by the band and renowned producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, M.Ward, Monsters Of Folk).
Expect UK live dates to be announced shortly.
SAINTSENECA ARE: Zac Little, Maryn Jones, Steve Ciolek and Jon Maedor.
PRAISE FOR SAINTSENECA:
“Stompy folk songs that are more artfully crafted than all the bands you probably thought of when you read the words ‘stompy folk songs.’” – Pitchfork
“The Columbus quartet Saintseneca plays a stomping, shouting, harmonious, harrowing brand of folk music informed by frontman Zac Little’s Appalachian upbringing and the DIY circuit the group has been touring steadily for the past few years”