Live From CMJ: Santah
Chicago-based piano rockers Santah originally played their around their hometown area simply as “Santa.” They didn’t add the ‘h’ until recording commenced, deciding it’d be best to blatantly differentiate the band from jolly old St. Nick.
Santah recorded their full-length White Noise Bed at the late Jay Bennett’s Pieholden Suite Studios-just a handful of weeks following the former Wilco member’s death. “Our producer [Matt DeWine] was, you know, his best friend; he worked with him for years,” Trafton explains. “So there was that whole thing going and we’re just this new, naïve band just trying to make an album and Matt DeWine’s dealing with some bigger losses.”
Santah released White Noise Bed last June, and played our CMJ parties this past October. Watch the group play four songs at The Living Room here.