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. Their debut LP, Last, was among Ohio’s greatest exports of 2011; since then, the lineup has morphed to include Maryn Jones, who also fronts recent Band To Watch honorees All Dogs, and Steve Ciolek of Ohio pop-punk greats the Sidekicks. Saintseneca recently signed to ANTI- Records, which makes them labelmates with Tom Waits and Neko Case, which is crazy to think for those of us who once watched a scraggly early version of the band play under a bridge on Ohio State campus. Today we present the video for “Uppercutter,” the first single from the group’s forthcoming ANTI- debut Dark Arc. The song will be out 10/15 as a 7-inch and digitally, but you can hear it below right now with visuals by Little.
Dark Arc is coming in March 2014 via ANTI-. In the meantime, catch Saintseneca on tour at one of these dates.
10/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Jonny Brenda’s
10/16 Washington, DC @ DC9
10/17-20 New York, NY @ CMJ Music Marathon
10/21 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
10/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Hi-Watt
11/07 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/12 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/15 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/16 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
11/17 Bloomington IN @ The Bishop
11/18 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar