by Andrew Sacher

Saintseneca at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Columbus, OH's Saintseneca were one of the bands we were excited to see at SXSW, and they won us over with their early noon slot on our Saturday BV day party. Really tight four-part harmonies and a sound that could get very full, thanks in part to the mic'd up wooden boxes they were stomping on. You'll hear Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Neutral Milk Hotel in their sound, but unlike the mass of post-Mumford bands claiming "indie folk" as their genre, Saintseneca remind us of why we liked that sound to begin with. As you may know, their new album, Dark Arc, comes out next week (4/1) via ANTI-, and you can now hear it in its entirety at NPR.

The band has also just announced another tour that has them in NYC on June 6 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.

All dates are listed, with videos of three tracks from the album, below...


Saintseneca - "Happy Alone"

Saintseneca - "Visions"

Saintseneca - "Visions" from stereogum on Vimeo.

Saintseneca - "Uppercutter"

Saintseneca -- 2014 Tour Dates
03-26 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco CA
03-27 The Echo Los Angeles CA
03-28 The Cellar Door Visalia CA
03-29 The Constellation Room Santa Ana CA
03-30 Casbah San Diego CA
04-02 Soho Santa Barbara CA
04-03 SLO Brew San Luis Obispo CA
04-05 PHX AM Party Phoenix AZ
04-08 Lambert's Austin TX
04-09 Fitzgerald's- Downstairs Houston TX
04-10 Circle Bar New Orleans LA
04-11 Bottletree Birmingham AL
04-12 Hi-Watt Nashville TN
04-14 The Bishop Bloomington IN
04-19 Wexner Center Columbus OH
05-31 Nelsonville Festival Nelsonville Ohio
06-03 Brillobox Pittsburgh PA
06-04 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA
06-05 Black Cat Washington DC
06-06 Mercury Lounge New York NY
06-07 The Space Hamden CT
06-08 Great Scott Boston MA
06-09 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
06-10 BugJar Rochester NY
06-11 The Drake Hotel Toronto
06-12 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI
06-13 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
06-14 The Cedar Minneapolis, MN
06-15 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
07-13 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH