Folk-rockers Saintseneca release Chris Farley-inspired single “In a Van” ahead of nationwide tour

“Strange where the muse can take you. I followed obediently, but I never would have guessed I’d find inspiration in old Chris Farley skits,” explained Saintseneca lead singer and songwriter Zac Little of the band’s newest track “In A Van.”

Little was revisiting ‘The Best of Chris Farley’ with some friends for the first time in over a decade, which led to the inspiration for the song. “This collection was a fixture of goofy-ness growing up, but it felt like a revelation that night. It was a strangely emotional experience. The gauzy 90’s TV sheen, the feathery haircuts, a couple cringe-y jokes that didn’t age well. But I saw his talent and craft shine through, in a way I had never quite noticed before. It was amazing, funny, and a little sad – knowing the end while witnessing the best all at once. What a weird nostalgia trip to fall into some 25 years later- all tangled up with life and memory – the same old thing, accumulating new meaning with time. I felt old. I felt like a kid.”

Saintseneca released their latest album, Pillar of Na, in the summer of 2018. Pillar of Na is Saintseneca’s most ambitious album to date, with Little aiming to incorporate genre elements he’d rarely heard in folk. “I wanted to use the idiom of folk-rock, or whatever you want to call it and to try to do something that had never been done before,” he said. “To reach way back, echoing ancient folk melodies, tie that into punk rock, and then push it into the future. I told [the album’s producer] Mike Mogis I wanted Violent Femmes meets the new Blade Runner soundtrack. I’m looking for the intersection between Kendrick Lamar and The Fairport Convention.”

Saintseneca Tour Dates
9/17 – Washington DC – Comet Ping Pong
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
9/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
9/20 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
9/21 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
9/28 – Columbus, OH – Land Grant Brewing
10/11 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
10/13 – Lawrence, KS – White School House
10/15 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
10/17 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/18 – Pendleton, OR – Great Pacific
10/19 – Yakima, WA – Single Hill Brewing
10/21 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/22 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
10/24 – Sacramento, CA – Momo Sacramento
10/25 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
10/28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar