Beyond the Drone

Saint Rich

MP3 (320kbps) ? $8.99 BUY + Wish List
FLAC ? $11.49 BUY + Wish List
CD $12.98 BUY + Wish List
LP (w/ DL Coupon) ? $17.98 BUY + Wish List

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MRG491 | Release Date September 30, 2013

Saint Rich is the musical partnership of Delicate Steve bandmates Christian Peslak and Steve Marion. Under the name Delicate Steve, Steve Marion recorded Wondervisions, an instrumental record released by David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label that entered the world via a glowing New York Times review. He followed it up with a second, equally heralded release, Positive Force. With vocal appreciation from many of the indie-rock world’s beloved bands and constant touring, the band began its own ascent into the indie pantheon.

One day last year, during a pause in near constant touring for Delicate Steve, Marion began to work on some new material with Christian Peslak, the group’s guitarist and a musical collaborator of Marion’s since high school. At their rehearsal space in Marion’s home in rural Sussex County, New Jersey, the duo found themselves working together in ways that felt completely different than their work on Delicate Steve songs.

Marion put down his guitar and got behind the drum kit. Peslak started strumming the opening chords to "Dreams," a new song they’d finish within the hour. By the end of the weekend, neither had left the house. There were seven new songs. And a new band. They named it Saint Rich.

Peslak has provided the rhythmic guitar bedrock to Marion’s wandering melody lines in Delicate Steve. On Beyond the Drone, the debut album from Saint Rich, it’s fair to say that Marion has created the bedrock for Peslak’s wandering.

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Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Beyond the Drone 01:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Officer 04:37 $0.99 Buy
Play Sorry/Sadly 02:58 $0.99 Buy
Play Dreams 03:03 $0.99 Buy
Play Young Vultures 03:18 $0.99 Buy
Play Crying From the Home 03:39 $0.99 Buy
Play Black and Brown 03:17 $0.99 Buy
Play You Ain't Worth the Night 05:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Don't Bring Me Down 02:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Coming Home 02:26 $0.99 Buy
Play To the Sun 01:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Already Gone 03:39 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

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