Christian Peslak and Steve Marion of the psych-rock band Delicate Steve have known each other for years. You can definitely hear their fluidity and familiarity in the group’s best tracks—standouts from 2011’s Wondervisions such as “The Ballad of Speck and Pebble” or “Butterfly” are bursting with a warm energy that only intimate friends can create. And their band’s success—through two great albums and incessant, devoted touring—has allowed them to slow down and pursue new musical experiments.
Peslak and Marion are now also known as Saint Rich, a rambling rock duo that flirts with more conventional, lyrical pop structures than any Delicate Steve songs have. Their debut album of 2013, Beyond The Drone, is bigger and louder than Wondervisions or Positive Force, yet just as intimate and woozy with love and affection. Peslak’s voice is both playful and heartfelt, while Marion’s guitar melodies have just the right amount of twang to tear into your nostalgia. The epic ascent of “Officer” juxtaposed the quiet strumming of the project’s nascent track “Dreams” represents Saint Rich’s best qualities: they are both acolytes of the American rock canon and true masters of emotive, earnest music.
Forever devoted to their live presence no matter what band they’re representing, Saint Rich is travelling down the east coast this summer in support of Beyond The Drone. They’ll be making a stop on Sunday (7/27) at DC9, with Rusty Maples as their opener. Get ready for the show with singles from the debut album below. We’ll see you there!
Enjoy the catchy, synth-pop fueled single from DC’s own Honest Haloway. The band is the brain child of local song writer/musician Tim Kratzer. “Eyes On Me” is off the new EP “Perigee” out now. Be sure and catch the band at Rock and Roll Hotel on August 8 and at DC9 August 9. Enjoy…
Jul 23rd, 2014 :
Great news DC. Our friends at All Things Go have announced a music festival to take place on September 13, 2014 at Dock5 at Union Market.
The lineup will feature headliner Future Islands as well as indie acts such as HAERTS, U.S. Royalty, Bear Hands, Panama Wedding and Young Summer.
Also, I am told there will be some choice food options catered by local DC vendors and chefs. See ya there, grab your tickets HERE and stay tuned for more details.
Here is a song to improve summer road trips from my top secret collection of ‘Best Driving Songs.’ It’s archetypal Krautrock from Neu!, who practices understated idyllic German psychedelia. My prescription: play this song while driving home with the windows open after a long day at the beach, lake, river, etc. Enjoy.
DC’s own Ex Hex (ok they are originally from DC) and Hospitality will be at Rock and Roll Hotel in DC this Thursday July 24. Should be a killer show full of the indie-rock styling that have become few and far between these days. Ya know, the kind with guitars and drums and stuff.
We are giving away two tickets — and to win just tweet us @newdust or comment below. Bonus points for telling us which DC figure you would invite to a dinner party, similar to the Ex Hex/Ian Svenonious dinner party in the video above for “Hot and Cold”.
See ya there and grab tickets to the show HERE and Ex Hex’s debut 7-inch out now on Merge.
Excited to premiere the Arkell’s video for “11:11″. The Hamilton, Ontario natives are out with another 80′s pop inspired, indie-rock gem. Spoiler… it is about meeting a girl at a show. Great formula for a great track. “11:11″ is a follow up to the band’s previous release of the oh-so-catchy single “Come to Light“. Both songs are off the upcoming album High Noon out on August 5. Enjoy!