Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, indie band Saintseneca premiered a new video for their latest track titled “Book Of The Dead On Sale” today. You can watch the video above.
The band’s music can be described as indie folk, but with a little more edge—meaning that frontman Zac Little writes folk songs that are artfully crafted and have heavy apprehensive undertones—and “Book Of The Dead On Sale” follows this trend.
The video is a weird but beautiful fond illusion, shot with a 360-degree camera that offers a distorted, fisheye-like view on the world. Although it’s just barely two minutes in length, the song is a masterfully crafted, jangly pop song.
In regards to the strange video, Little had this to say:
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.
The band’s most recent release was The Mallwalker EP, which came out this past December. You can download “Book Of The Dead on Sale” for free here, and catch Saintseneca on tour with Tiger Jaw—find those dates below, and the band’s Daytrotter Session here.
Saintseneca Tour Dates:
30 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
31 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey
02 – Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile,
03 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
04 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent
06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
07 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Goldfield Trading Post
09 – Portland, Ore.@Hawthorne Theatre
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
11 – Boise, Idaho @Pollo Rey
12 – Salt Lake City, Utah @The Complex
13 – Denver, Colo. @Marquis Theatre
14 – Kansas City, Miss. @The RecordBar
15 – Chicago, Ill. @Metro
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @Caboose
17 – Detroit, Mich. @El Club
18 – Toronto, Ontario @Velvet Underground
20 – Cleveland, Ohio @Grog Shop
21 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @Rex Theater
22 – New York, N.Y. @Webster Hall
23 – Philadelphia, Pa. @Union Transfer