Anti- is thrilled to announce the signing of Saintseneca, a young band from Columbus, Ohio led by singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Zac Little. The group utilizes a wide range of instrumentation (violin, mandolin, dulcimer, Turkish Baglama, floor percussion) with the more contemporary elements such as synthesizers and electric guitars to create a unique merging of rustic and modern. Folk and country motifs converge seamlessly with soaring vocals and a vibrant post-punk energy.
While the group formed in Columbus Ohio, a majority of Saintseneca's members, including songwriter Little, hail from the rural hills of Appalachia. It is a landscape that has infused the group's expansive and evocative music with a deep sense of introspection. "I was raised on farms in Appalachia, "Little explains, "And I think that my perspective on music was shaped by where I grew up. Being so isolated played a huge role in my music and in the subjects I write about."
The band's poetic lyricism and folk instrumentation is powerfully enhanced by elements of pop, post-punk and psychedelia. It is a memorable and moving sound which originally evolved playing alongside electrified punk bands at DIY house shows. "Playing those shows made us want to draw the most sound and volume from the instruments we were using," Little explains.
Check out Saintseneca on Live From Bad Racket, a video series featuring artists performing at the Cleveland based recording studio: http://vimeo.com/55768714
Saintseneca will be performing a series of North American dates.
Live Dates: 6/17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern 6/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Moonbase Nix 6/21 Boston, MA @ Lily's Pad 6/22 New Haven, CT @ The Space 6/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Hillstock Music Fest 6/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio 6/25 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records 6/26 Willimantic, CT @ Shitty Present HQ 6/27 Washington, DC @ The Dollhouse 6/28 Norfolk, VA @ The Iguana 6/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project