Saintseneca is the collection of Zac Little, Steva Jacobs, Grace Chang, Luke Smith, Maryn Jones, and Steve Ciolek. Being that they all grew up together in Columbus Ohio they like to say that "Childhood and Chance" brought them together. It's a beautiful thought which reflects both the immediate appeal of their sound and the depth of their sentiment. The band is in the fortunate company of Denver and Barna Howard on Mama Bird Recording Co. and if you've been keeping tabs on us at TWD you'll know that Denver is a favorite around these parts (previous articles).
The streaming EP below was released in October of last year and I have been absolutely loving Saintseneca's broad emotional pallet and forthright vocals. Saintseneca sounds like a modern day revival meeting where both emotion and music flow abundantly. While they are not currently on tour you can keep in touch with the band via Facebook and I look forward to following the band's work in the coming months and years. Saintseneca is shaping up to be one of my favorite new discoveries of 2013. You dig?