NPR’s All Songs Considered is premiering a video by Ohio band Saintseneca for their new track “Book of The Dead On Sale,” which Stereogum writes, “shows just how assured and steady the band has become over the years.
It’s noxious and queasy and melts into a graceful harmony by the end.”
Band frontman Zac Little says the delightfully shuffling song was inspired by a friend’s kitten named Remi who became an internet sensation because it would spontaneously fell asleep. The clip has accumulated over a million views on Youtube.
The video for Book Of The Dead On Sale is an explorative and irresistible “cartoonish dreamscape.”
Watch the video here: NPR All Songs Considered
Zac Little explains the concept, “Imagine seeing in all directions all at once - 360 degree vision. 'Tis strange how more information can leave you feeling more confused. The video for Book Of The Dead On Sale is a visual metaphor. We use footage captured in 360 degrees and display it flattened in one circular field of view.
The visual reminds me of R. Crumb's psychedelic cartoons. We riff off of that idea, aiming to create a cartoonish dreamscape. The loose story is told from the point of view of an apple - being eaten, then absorbed. The apple becomes the eater. The eater becomes the apple.
360 cameras, like other new technologies, create new possibilities. Perhaps they allow us to see in new ways? We see more at once than was ever before possible. And yet, we find ourselves all the more disoriented by the new surreal world we create. “
Saintseneca Tour Dates With Tigers Jaw
May 30: The Mohawk, Austin TX
May 31: Gas Monkey, Dallas TX
Jun 2: The Nile, Mesa AZ
Jun 3: The Glass House, Pomona CA
Jun 4: The Regent, Los Angeles CA
Jun 6: Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Jun 7: Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento CA
Jun 9: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
Jun 10: El Corazon, Seattle WA
Jun 11: Pollo Rey, Boise ID
Jun 12: The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Jun 13: Marquis Theatre, Denver CO
Jun 14: The RecordBar, Kansas City MO
Jun 15: Metro, Chicago IL
Jun 16: Caboose, Minneapolis MN
Jun 17: El Club, Detroit MI
Jun 18: Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Jun 20: Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Jun 21: Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Jun 22: Webster Hall, NY
Jun 23: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA