Exclusive Album Stream: SAINT CORSAIR – ‘Velvet & Soil’
Although Saint Corsair only played their first show last year at Savannah Stopover, the songs that make up Velvet & Soil, their upcoming debut EP, begin to take shape more than two years ago. The project of Savannah-based musician Lucas Carpenter, Saint Corsair emerged from recording sessions with Trevor Estes, a friend of Carpenter’s, that would take place whenever he returned home to LA.
In addition to the sessions in LA, he recorded in his apartment and at a studio he worked at in New York. These many moving parts came together to create Velvet & Soil, which will be released on February 19 via Furious Hooves, the Savannah-based micro-label responsible for releases from Sauna Heat, Wet Socks, Grand Vapids, and Sunglow, among others.
Velvet & Soil offers nods to acts like The National or Grizzly Bear through bright pop melodies that emerge from dark, pulsing rhythms.