Saint Aubin
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Saint Aubin

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Indie




"They Say You Are A Giant EP Review"

"I am coming out for blood," Trevor Saint Aubin sings on the opening track of They Say You Are A Giant, the Indianapolis band's latest scintillating EP, ushering in 2016 with a strong statement of musical purpose.

Not as though that's anything new ­— Saint Aubin, as a band, made its bones on putting out a twisty hybrid of swampy blues-fueled Americana, and each prior EP built on the framework, from live recordings of bare simplicity to last year's stunner Moonlight Monster. That effort held up particularly well to repeat listening, easily better than most full-lengths I heard in 2015.

The lyrics aren't quite as dark this time out. But "Wind and Weather" clings tenuously to Moonlight Monster's strain of melancholy against a light acoustic backdrop, hints of Iron & Wine's Samuel Beam on the vocals, allowing shades of hope to sneak through the blacks and greys. "I was as constant as the north star, but you know that I won't fade," Saint Aubin howls as he builds toward the chorus. "Let it go! No, I can't believe that I'm afraid of hope. Will you always be this hollow ghost?"

The EP progresses along that lyrical theme, a search for the redemption of love and acceptance amid what might otherwise seem a life of rejection and failure. The hook of "Will Comply" may be the strongest they've written yet, with tight harmonies and a memorable strain of alt-country guitar which sticks the landing on first listen. But nothing tops the deep delicious crunch of the fuzzed-out bass on the EP's title track, which leads into a guitar solo so startlingly out of left field for the band, it's hard to believe I'm not listening to something off Brother O' Brother's Show Pony.

Saint Aubin's sound benefits from the EP treatment, as each song gets its chance to shine without overwhelming the next. And there's a strong sense of progression, lyrically and musically. Whereas Moonlight Monster seemed to be something of a collection of individual moments, these on They Say You Are A Giant have a dedicated sense of purpose, expanding from Americana to full-on blues rock in such a subtle manner you'll barely believe it before you're hitting repeat for the first of many listens. - Nuvo

"Moonlight Monster Review"

Much can be said as to what one can experience listening to a good tune on the radio, stumbling into a cafe or venue, only to find a musician or band playing so sweetly, so melodically. This past weekend, we made a trip up to Indy to see an incredible performance by our wonderful friends in the band, Saint Aubin. It was a super high energy show that packed the venue and left people sweating and barreling out their warcries (well, the lyrics to the songs... but when a lot of people get really excited, it kind of sounds like that). Our friends sold out their local venue and played a stellar performance chartering the release of their new EP, "Moonlight Monster." At one of their shows you can always expect to ask yourself, "what is going on"? And this is by no means a bad thing in their case. What we mean is that, almost every other song, you can find each of the band members switching instruments. This keeps things very interesting and divulges a great deal of their talent in raw form. Another interesting factor is that they have two vocalists- two vocalists which layer raspy bluesy lines of melodic and harmonic liquid gold (spun with their voices). These guys bring a great deal of energy, humor and consistency to their set that makes for one smashing good experience!

So, what are you waiting for? Go download their album, "Moonlight Monster," or listen for free on Noisetrade... although, let's be honest they wouldn't mind making a couple bucks. ;) Also, another exciting sidenote, they made it on Noisetrade's New & Notable... Pretty cool stuff!

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They Say You Are A Giant (2016)
Moonlight Monster (2015)



Hailing from different regions of Indiana and finding themselves in Indianapolis, the members of Saint Aubin bring a vast diversity of sounds and styles to their music, and a cohesion that comes from years of fine tuning their craft. Saint Aubin brings a fieriness to their live shows by using their skills as multi-instrumentalists; changing instruments fluidly during their performance. Filled with incredibly energetic and passionate musicians, Saint Aubin is a band that must be experienced live. 

Notable Artists Saint Aubin has performed with: X AmbassadorsTribe SocietyKOPECKY, & Swear and Shake.

Although a three piece, the sonic range of the music is beyond what you're accustomed to when thinking of other bands trios. If you're a fan of Wilco, The Black Keys, or Band of Horses, you'll love Saint Aubin.

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