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Saint Rich and the Blank Tapes Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

February 11th, 2014

Steve Marion is probably most well known for fronting the cult favorite Delicate Steve.
But last year the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist teamed up with Delicate Steve guitarist Christian Peslak to form Saint Rich. They quickly recorded seven songs over a long weekend with Marion on drums and Peslak on guitar and vocals, and later added another five tunes to flesh out the catchy Beyond the Drone (stream it below), which came out last October. And tonight at Mercury Lounge, Saint Rich (above, doing “You Ain’t Worth the Night” for KEXP FM) play the early show.

Matt Adams, another singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, grew up in Southern California with songs filling his head. Influenced by the Kinks and the Beatles, but also Robyn Hitchcock, he began recording music at home. As Adams came up with increasingly more material, the project eventually blossomed into a full band, the Blank Tapes (above, performing “Look into the Light” for Jam in the Van). They’ve released a host of EPs and LPs, including the sunny full-length, Vacation (stream it below), out last year. Catch them tonight at the late show at Mercury Lounge and again on Friday, opening for Jonathan Wilson at Music Hall of Williamsburg.