Saintseneca – “How Many Blankets Are In The World?” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“How Many Blankets Are In The World?” is the sparest track on Saintseneca’s Such Things, the one where Zac Little howls about existential crises and Smashing Pumpkins nostalgia over nothing but minimal ukulele plucking and faint ambient sound. Its video is accordingly simple and beautiful. Director Jon Washington, who made the band’s great “Bad Ideas” video, filmed Little wandering around inside a Columbus drainage tunnel, and his shots use the light at the end of the tunnel the same way the song uses white noise. Here’s Little on the clip’s genesis:

I first explored this tunnel with some friends. After hearing the eerie echo of footsteps and voices, I knew it would a good place to sing a song.

It is indeed! Watch below, where you can also find Saintseneca’s many upcoming tour dates.

12/04 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
01/16 Newport KY @ Southgate House Revival
01/17 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
01/20 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
01/21 Houston, TX @ Walters
01/22 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
01/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
01/27 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
01/29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
01/30 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
01/31 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
02/01 Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
02/03 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
02/04 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation
02/05 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
02/06 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
02/08 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
02/09 Norman, OK @ The Opolis
02/10 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
03/30 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line^
03/31 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall^
04/01 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall &
04/02 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room^
04/03 Louisville, KY @ Headliners^
04/05 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle^
04/07 Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theatre^
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls^
04/13 New York, NY @ Webster Hall^
04/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
04/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
^ w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Such Things is out now on Anti. Read our interview with Little here.