TRACKING: Saintseneca - "Acid Rain"

SOUNDS LIKE: Punky indie folk.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Saintseneca recently signed to Anti Records, home to Wilco, Neko Case, and many other Chunky favorites. 

Ohio’s Saintseneca is one of those just-slightly-off-the-radar bands that is waiting to take its place in the spotlight. And as Anti Records’ newest signee, Saintseneca’s rise from playing the house show circuit to the likes of Black Cat is just around the corner.

Although now a couple years old, Saintseneca’s full-length debut

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, and the opening track “Acid Rain” in particular, declare the band’s flair for crafting catchy indie folk, punk-tinged tunes with profound lyrics. However, in the live setting is where Saintseneca truly shines. Frontman Zac Little and fellow band members Maryn Jones, Steve Ciolek, and Jon Maedor bring songs like “Acid Rain” to vibrant life using instruments like the mandolin and

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, stomping on wooden boxes for percussion, and harmonizing beautifully. 

Be sure to keep Saintseneca on your radar as the band begins its journey with Anti. Surely a new release and a quick rise to fame are on the emerging band's horizon.