Published Aug 17, 2015Earlier this year, Anti- signees Saintseneca swung by the Exclaim! office to perform a song from 2014's Dark Arc. Now, a few months later, the Ohio group have a new album on the way. Such Things is due out on October 9.
The album is apparently a sonic shift from Dark Arc. Singer-songwriter Zac Little said in a statement, "I was pushing myself with Such Things to try to explore the pop motif further, to try to use and bend that formula of having a groove, a beat, locking in and using that as scaffolding to build a song. And even though it oftentimes might seem like this singular vision, at the core my creative strategy for the band is one that inherently involves other people. I think the best work I'll make involves working that way."
Such Things consists of a fairly generous 15 tracks, although some of them are very short; "///" is just six seconds long and "The All Full On" is a little more than half a minute.
At the bottom of this page, hear the sweetly stomping folk rock number "Sleeper Hold," which is a duet from Little and fellow vocalist Maryn Jones. If you're suitably impressed, the album is available to pre-order here.
Also below, check out Such Things' tracklist, plus Saintseneca's tour itinerary. The schedule is made up of a string of October dates including a Canadian appearance at the Garrison in Toronto. The album cover is above.
1. Such Things
3. Sleeper Hold
5. Rare Form
6. Bad Ideas
7. The Awefull Yawn
8. How Many Blankets Are in the World?
10. Soft Edges
11. The All Full On
12. Necker Cube
14. House Divided
15. Maya 31
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10/08 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/09 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
10/10 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
10/11 Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
10/13 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
10/14 Buffalo, NY - 9th Ward @ Babeville
10/15 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10/16 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10/17 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10/18 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
10/20 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10/21 Omaha, NE - Reverb
10/22 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10/23 Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
10/24 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop