Saintseneca Celelbrate New Album Tomorrow Night at Mercury Lounge

October 8th, 2015

It’s hard to pin down Saintseneca. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little started the group as an acoustic-folk outfit seven years ago. Since then, the lineup has changed—Little’s currently joined by Steve Ciolek, Maryn Jones, Jon Maedor and Matt O’Conke—and the band has experimented with a diverse range of instruments, including the balalaika, dulcimer and mandolin, in addition to synths and electric guitars. So in other words, Sainteseneca (above, performing “Fed Up with Hunger” for Exclaim TV) make post-modern acoustic rock, which is on full display on last year’s Dark Arc (stream it below). And despite there being an abundance of folk-revival bands these days, conjuring up “images of beards, fitted vests and foot-stomping hummable tunes with plenty of imitation and very little authenticity,” American Songwriter says Sainteseneca “play a unique brand of folk-inspired post punk that has an aged patina but is as sharp as a brand new knife,” and that their “craftsmanship and lyricism reveal a uniquely singular band informed by Appalachian-mountain music and the explosive recklessness of punk.” The Columbus, Ohio, quintet’s third LP, Such Things, comes out on Friday. “From start to finish, Such Things feels like the product of intense care,” according to NPR Music, “every word and sound feels thoughtfully wrought. And, as a bonus, it also sounds amazing blaring out of car windows.” Saintseneca celebrate the new release tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. The Sidekicks and Yowler open the show.