- Monday, Jun. 30, 2014
Riptide Music Group Signs Anti Records Folk Group Saintseneca
Riptide Music Group has signed alt folk group Saintseneca to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement. A "sync-flavored" global publishing administration company, Riptide's services include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames. The company also provides services for the international collection of publishing royalties.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Saintseneca is a band comprised of artists Zac Little, Maryn Jones, Steve Ciolek, Jon Meador. Their recent album Dark Arc is out now on ANTI- Records. Please see www.saintseneca.com and www.anti.com/artists/saintseneca.
Keatly Haldeman, CEO of Riptide Music Group, said: "I am thrilled that Saintseneca has chosen Riptide to represent their music for sync, and to administer their publishing around the world. I fell in love with their music when I first heard it on NPR, so it is a real treat to work with them."
Adds Kurt Lane, Saintseneca's manager, "We are honored and excited to be working with Riptide, and have them represent Saintseneca's music around the world. Their team, roster, and philosophy are a perfect fit for Saintseneca, and we're looking forward to a long and successful relationship together."
Saintseneca is a young band from Columbus Ohio led by singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Zac Little. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes Saintseneca perform songs that sound familiar and uniquely original, all at once.
While the group formed in Columbus Ohio, Little hails from the rural hills of Appalachia. It is a solitary and dramatic landscape that has infused the band's songs with a sense of introspection and striking narratives. "I was raised on farms in Appalachia," Little explains, "And I think that my perspective on music was shaped by where I grew up. It was twenty minutes to see the nearest person. Being so isolated forced me to be introspective and resourceful. As a kid I would explore these abandoned houses and barns and wonder what had happened in those places."
With a diverse assemblage of influences, the band's poetic lyricism and folk instrumentation is consistently enhanced by elements of pop, post-punk and psychedelia. It is a sound that evolved from playing alongside an array of electrified bands at DIY house shows. "The scene in Columbus is really vibrant and diverse," Little explains. "The connecting thread has less to do with musical style than a shared ethos. We were this quiet folk band playing with punk and hardcore bands so we would try to channel as much volume and power from those instruments."
Saintseneca's newly released second album Dark Arc is informed by change. While previous records documented the band's celebrated live show, the new record is the result of both a revamped lineup and a dramatically expanded recording process. Dark Arc conveys an exhilarating mix of darkness and light. Lyrics of disintegration play out against arrangements brimming with buoyant folk, post punk and pop. It's a powerful combination and highlights a great sense of joy amidst all the doom.
About RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP
Formed in early 2014 by the merger of Riptide Music and Pigfactory, Riptide Music Group is comprised of three operating units: Riptide Rights: Riptide Rights oversees publishing and master rights for administration and sync representation; Riptide One: Riptide One is a carefully curated catalog of independent artists, bands, producers and composers which offers a diverse range of music for licensing in advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames; and Pacifica Music Library: A modern production music library previously established as a joint venture between Riptide Music and Pigfactory, the Pacifica catalog offers music for all visual media.
Riptide Music Group is located at 9469 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 114, Culver City, CA 90232. The phone is 310.437.4380. For more information, please see: www.riptidemusic.com.