Santah – Neighbors & Cousins

December 1, 2011

Originally from Urbana, Illinois, Santah is an indie rock quintet headed by lead vocalist and guitar player Stanton McConnell.  I had the pleasure of catching Santah open for Dale Earnhadt, Jr. Jr. in Chicago earlier this past month and was blown away by their performance.  Even without knowing any of their music, it was one of the best shows I’ve seen all year.  The band has a very polished sound with seemingly familiar tracks composed of flowing chord progressions and melodic vocals blended beautifully between Stanton and his sister Vivian.  Their debut album White Noise Bed was released earlier this year via No Sleep Records.  In addition to the track “Neighbors & Cousins (Are We Lovers?)”, I would recommend “No Other Women,” “White Noise Bed,” and “Merry Ann” from the album.  I would expect big things for Santah in the near future, be sure to keep up with them via their Facebook and follow them on Twitter.