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Friday, 24 August 2012 09:04

Santah 8/23/12 + Video

Santah in the 88.1 KDHX studios Santah in the 88.1 KDHX studios Jarred Gastreich
Written by Chris Bay

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  • Date Recorded: August 23, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Santah
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Andy Coco
  • Video: Paul Oryem

Young and ambitious with the chops to match their swollen hearts, Chicago's Santah creates richly textured rock songs with delicate, resonant emotion.

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Santah's debut record -- "White Noise Bed," released in early 2011 -- is a break-up record, and it seems wrong to get so much pleasure from these songs which embody so much pain. The sentiments expressed, recognizable to anyone that's been through an ill-fated relationship, are as familiar as many of the sounds. These songs are smart, emotive and melodic rock, tapped from the same pipeline that fed the Faces, John Lennon and Wilco.

But Santah's music isn't derivative in the least. The songs look back only briefly, just long enough to tip the hat, before turning around to set out on their own course. Though the exact direction is unknown, the final destination is home and someone to share it with.

The band stopped by the Magnolia Avenue studios of 88.1 KDHX just before the release of it's second album, an EP titled "You're Still a Lover," which looks forward to new love and new comforts. Santah performed three songs from that EP and one unreleased track, "Sunkeeper."

All photos by Jarred Gastreich.

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