Beyond the Drone, the debut record from Saint Rich, will be released on October 1 in the US and October 28 in Europe. Watch a teaser, featuring a passage from the record -- a Harrison-esque slide guitar solo by Steve Marion with string accompaniment composed by Marion and Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, performed by Wilder. Delicate Steve, the cult-favorite New Jersey instrumental outfit which includes Steve Marion and Christian Peslak, is performing tonight at Maxwell's, chosen to play the very last show held at the legendary Hoboken, NJ venue.
See Saint Rich on a national tour in September with Wild Belle, dates below.
CHRISTIAN AND STEVE have been orbiting each other for nearly 10 years in a surprisingly vibrant local scene. Before Peslak was drafted as a guitarist into the Delicate Steve touring band, he was a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had completed an album’s worth of songs by the time he was 15.
The two struck up a friendship, worked together, and jammed when they could. Two years later Steve had recorded ‘Wondervisions’ as Delicate Steve, an instrumental record released by David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, that entered the world via a glowing New York Times review.
Peslak sings with a natural ease, a spirit that finds its way into all corners of Saint Rich’s songs. There’s reference here to the Laurel Canyons, old and new, to Bearsville, to any place where assorted love songs were recorded in a space you imagine had vaulted wide beamed ceilings with waters running close outside.
Pre-order Beyond the Drone on CD or LP now in the Merge store, and keep up with Saint Rich at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Saint Rich on tour:
*All Dates w/ Wild Belle
Sep 13 Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock Social Club
Sep 14 Omaha, NE — Waiting Room
Sep 16 Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater
Sep 18 Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
Sep 19 Boise, ID — Neurolux
Sep 21 Seattle, WA — Crocodile
Sep 22 Vancouver, BC — Fortune Sound Club
Sep 24 Portland, OR — Doug Fir
Sep 27 Pioneertown, CA — Pappy & Harriet’s
Sep 28 Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex
Sep 30 Tucson, AZ — Club Congress
Oct 03 Dallas, TX — HOB – Cambridge Room
Oct 07 Philadelphia, PA — First Unitarian Church
Oct 08 New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
Oct 09 Boston, MA — Paradise
Oct 22 Washington, DC — U Street Music Hall
Oct 23 Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
Oct 26 Chicago, IL — Metro