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Saint Bernadette



A ROCK BAND INSPIRED BY GOOD WORKS, LOUD MUSIC, AND CHEAP DRINKS



Updated: 2014-10-04T21:54:35.765-07:00

 



HOMETOWN REVIEW

2010-02-03T14:17:45.673-08:00

FROM NEW HAVEN ADVOCATE

St. Bernadette, Cover Thy Neighbor (Exotic Recordings, saintbernadettemusic.com). This limited edition release is not just a collection in which St. Bernadette covers other local musicians — St. Bernadette covers obscure recordings by other local musicians. It's a cool concept, and a bold one at that. They put the sainthood stamp on each track so that despite the vastly different sources, the final product gels cohesively and has its own vibe, which is kind of like what a party in a haunted barn might sound like. "Play to Win" was written by The Zambonis, but you'd never guess it without focusing on the hockey-centric lyrics. "Outta Here" by Stamford's Shangk is de-punkified, and gets a hard-swingin' slide guitar and Dixieland trumpet solo treatment. The closest listening experience I can think of to compare it to is with Tori Amos' Strange Little Girls, which covered all songs recorded by men (again with an eerie vibe). Even if you don't know the songs being covered (I review local music and I didn't recognize most of them), it's a strong album that could be a gateway for discovering more quality music that's right under our noses. —Mike Sembos



Come Worship "Cover Thy Neighbor" - Dec. 13th

2009-11-25T08:41:42.293-08:00



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Saint B will be celebrating the release of their fourth outing with a FREE "SUNDAY MASS" on Sun, Dec 13th at 5pm at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport.


Sunday, December 13th - 5pm
Saint Bernadette - Sunday Mass
CD Release of Cover Thy Neighbor
Acoustic Cafe
2926 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
FREE
http://www.acousticafe.com


featuring:
Joe Roberto & Poverty Hash
Only Living Boy
Tim Walsh
Brendan Muldowney
Brian DiMenna
Matt Levine


"Cover Thy Neighbor" is a collection of covers, all written and originally performed by our personal friends and neighbors like The Zambonis, Shangk, Jar-e, Unicorn Wild Ox, Diplodocus, J. DiMenna, Geremy Jasper, Jeff Gitelman and Elisa Flynn. It features performances by our super buds Fuzz, Carrie, and Ben of Caravan of Thieves, Jesse Elliott of These United States, Jim Oblon of Thin Veil and many more . . . .

Click here to download a preview of one of our favorite tracks - "Play to Win" by The Zambonis!

See you there!



Oysters, Asheville, and the new Commandments

2009-09-12T08:27:55.609-07:00

GUARANTEED PEARLS OF WISDOM THIS WEEKEND AT OYSTERFEST

Hang on to that last bit of summer (despite what the weather
says) and see us at this annual festival of mollusks, music,
and other community oriented stuff all mixed together in that
in between paradise known as Norwalk.

Norwalk Oysterfest
Sunday, Sep 13 2009
6:00P
http://www.seaport.org/OysterFest.html
Norwalk Veterans Park


GOIN DOWN THE COUNTRY - SAINT B HEADS TO ASHEVILLE

In our continuing attempt to bolster our Southern rock credentials,
Saint B will make yet another ill-advised and poorly planned
pilgrimage down south to our home away from home in Asheville.
We'll pick up a rhythm section from the city's cornucopia of
fine musicians and play a birthday bash for our friend and label-
mate, Jar-e.

Thursday, Sep 17 2009
Jar-e's Birthday Bash
9:00P
BoBo Gallery - http://www.bobogallery.com
Asheville, North Carolina


UPCOMING SHOWS

Because there is truly no rest for the weary (and by weary, we
mean you, not us), we humbly ask for your presence and
participation at the following list of local and regional shows.
There's something here for everybody - a little dinner music,
a little happy hour, a little late night rock show, a little
all ages throw down with the tweenagers, and even a creepy
Halloween face melter for good measure. Come on down some
time and see us!


Sep 24 2009
9:00P
National Underground - http://www.thenationalunderground.com
NYC

Sep 30 2009
8:00P FREE
North Star Restaurant - http://www.northstarny.com/
Pound Ridge, New York
yummy eats!

Oct 1 2009
9:00P
The Space - http://www.thespace.tk/
Hamden, Connecticut
all ages!

Oct 30 2009
7:00P
Homegrown on the Sofa
Books & Co.
Hamden, Connecticut
with The Sawtells, Tom Dans, James Velvet and more

Oct 31 2009
9:00P
Cousin Larry's - http://www.myspace.com/larrysdanbury
Danbury, Connecticut
with Poverty Hash and Creepdust


COVER THY NEIGHBOR

Our new album is now complete and this is by far the best
work we've ever done and the reason we feel completely
comfortable saying that is because we did not do it alone. The
12 tracks on "Cover Thy Neighbor" were written by local and
regional songwriters beloved or admired by members of Saint B
and every one is a masterpiece. This will be released in
extremely limited quantity along with our re-interpretation
of the 10 Commandments at local shows through the fall. Stay
tuned for CD release event info and news of our inevitable
excommunication.

Yours in peace, love, and manual labor,

Saint B



WEEKEND WARRIOR TOUR

2009-08-18T13:28:39.448-07:00

Ask and ye shall receive, right? And by now, you've told us so
many times what you like: free shows, early shows, weekend
shows. And because we love you and we literally can't exist
without you, we have provided as your official "end of summer"
blitz, a string of all three for your viewing pleasure.

And if that weren't enough, we are presently killing ourselves
to complete the 2nd of three (3), yes, three, albums that we are
planning to release in 2009 to fulfill the mandate of the
Vatican itself that declared 2009 the "Year of Bernadette".

This new album, entitled "Cover Thy Neighbor", is probably our
favorite album we've ever done because it's comprised completely
of compositions written by friends, colleagues, and others who
have personally touched our lives in some way. Come to these
upcoming shows to hear your sneak preview performances of the
amazing songs from The Zambonis, Shangk, J. DiMenna, Jar-e,
Unicorn Wild Ox, Diplodocus, Jargon Society and more.

THURSDAY, Aug 20
Atlas Building Rooftop
New York, NY
7 PM
FREE! OPEN BAR!
email us for info & guest list - bernadette@exoticrecordings.com

FRIDAY, Aug 21
Seaside Tavern, Stamford, CT
891 Cove Rd.
9 PM
$5


FRIDAY, Aug 28

Acoustic Cafe
2926 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
10 PM
$5
w/ Joe Roberto & Poverty Hash


SATURDAY, Aug 29
National Underground
159 Houston St.
New York, NY
$7
10 pm


THURSDAY, Sept 3
Baldwin Plaza
Broad St. and Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
FREE OUTDOOR SHOW!! BRING A BLANKET AND HAVE DINNER DOWNTOWN!
w/ Joe Roberto & Poverty Hash and other special guests


SATURDAY, Sept 5
Safe to Swim Weekend
Downtown Danbury, CT
4:30 pm
FREE
http://www.myspace.com/safetoswimweekend

So, we the genies of Saint B have granted your three wishes -
come down and thank us in person!

And for more of Saint B's unusual and thought-provoking viewpoints,
check out Saint B's blog on CT Post.

Now in the top 20!

Enjoy the dog days . . .

Saint B



NEW ALBUM, PRE-VIBES FREE SHOW, AND SAINT BERN W/BURLESQUE - LIKE CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER, BABY

2009-07-21T14:55:18.004-07:00

We already told you about what we have planned for our next album, so let's get right to the nitty gritty.

Tomorrow night for the CT peoples, we are doing a FREE pre-Vibes show at Two Boots of Bridgeport. What is "pre-Vibes" you might ask? You know, man, that's the time, BEFORE the Vibes. And what are the "Vibes" you might ask? No, it's not the weird feeling you get from people who think they know you from somewhere when they definitely don't! It's a giant festival that takes place in none other than Saint B's hometown of Bridgeport. And this year it features one of our all time favorite bands and big influences, Crosby, Stills, and Nash - so check that out at their website - GoVibes.com and then come on down to see us preview some of our new tracks as well as mix it up with some of our good pals who will also be featured at the Vibes - These United States. All for free at your favorite pizza joint Two Boots of Bridgeport.

let's do it
Wednesday, July 22
Two Boots of Bridgeport
281 Fairfield Ave.
8:30 PM
Free
All ages! Bring the kids for some pizza and a dose of rock n roll - it's good for them!

And if that isn't enough excitement for you - try this on for size. Saint B in NYC with some sexy titty! Hey that rhymes! And borders on the offensive - our favorite combo.

Check out our show this Thursday with our all time new favorite band, Thin Veil, at one of Alphabet City's best venues, the Alphabet Lounge.

come on down
Thursday, July 23
Alphabet Lounge
104 Avenue C (at 7th St.)
9 PM
$8
18 over admitted

Good vibes to all.

love, Saint B



UP ON THE ROOF

2009-06-23T05:22:56.903-07:00

Hit us up for the guest list, everybody! In these economic times, you can hardly turn down free drinks and food in view of the Empire State Building, reflecting the glory of the smarter, harder working people of the past? Especially if you can enjoy this while listening to an acoustic set from your favorite patron saints?

Don't miss our FREE show tomorrow night on the rooftop of the Atlas Building. We can put 100 lucky fans on our guest list, so hit us up soon, the list is nearly full!

Email us at bernadette@exoticrecordings.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Atlas Building (Sky Terrace)
66 West 38th Street
NYC
FREE
Open Bar!



SAINT B featured on Blurt New Music Tuesday

2009-06-02T19:02:27.868-07:00

And you thought there was nothing cool about Tuesday!

Saint Bernadette - Wrap It Up (Exotic Recordings, from the Word To The Lourdes EP)

Carina Round - Backseat (Self-Released, from Things You Should Know)

Joan of Arc - Explain Yourselves (Polyvinyl Records, from Flowers)

Alligators - Where Does It Hide (Applehouse Records, from Piggy and Cups)

Son Volt - Down to the Wire (Rounder Records, from American Central Dust)

Sharon Van Etten - For You (Language of Stone Records, from Because I Was In Love)

Check it out - http://www.blurt-online.com/news/view/2346



THE ADVENT OF SAINT BERNADETTE’S NEW EP STARTS TODAY

2009-04-14T12:14:33.633-07:00

STREAM NEW TRACKS FROM “WORD TO THE LOURDES” EACH DAY ON MYSPACE ALL WEEK

"Word To The Lourdes" EP is out today! We'll be posting a different track from the 6-song EP each day this week with a special surprise on the 7th day, April 21st, counting down what is officially the “Advent Of Saint Bernadette.”

Listen to the first song “Nobody Wants My Kind Words” today on MySpace page and stay tuned for the surprise!
http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette

Download “Already Gone” from ‘Word To The Lourdes’ here:
http://www.shorefire.com/media/Already_Gone_20090326_183546.mp3

Saint Bernadette will make a pilgrimage to New York City to mercifully celebrate the release of their 'Word To The Lourdes' EP (Exotic Recordings 4/14) at Le Poisson Rouge, Wednesday, April 22. As the real-life Saint Bernadette was the patron saint of poverty, we will continue to make good on our namesake's commitment to charitable works by passing around a collection plate at their New York City and Connecticut shows during their song "He's a Collector."

Donations will go to a variety of noble causes including relief efforts for the DiMenna's family's hometown of L'Aquila, Italy, recently devastated by earthquake; New York artist Tara Meadows' forthcoming photography book focused on the homeless; and other praiseworthy endeavors.

See below for tour dates and more.

‘Word To The Lourdes’ EP on Amazon.

‘Word To The Lourdes’ EP on iTunes.


Saint Bernadette Live:
Apr 22 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (CD release party) w/ 357 Lover, Josh Bloom and Vibrarmony
Apr 24 - Danbury, CT - SubRosa Party At Cousin Larry’s
Apr 25 - Hamden, CT - The Space (Battle Of The Bands, Semi Finals)
Apr 26 - Meriden, CT - Hubbard Park (The Daffodil Festival)
Apr 30 - Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw w/ The Bells, Thin Veil and Stephanie’s Id
May 2- Stamford, CT - Rack n Roll Café
May 5 – New Haven, CT - Café Nine w/ The Wiles
May 30 – Bridgeport, CT - Sweetport Festival w/ Mates of State



WORD TO THE LOURDES - CD RELEASE SHOWS

2009-04-06T06:29:50.145-07:00

Hear Ye, Hear Ye and drop to your knees. On the third day after the other third day when someone presumed dead turned out to be alive, in totally unrelated news, Saint Bernadette will release our much anticipated though completely preemptive and seemingly far too soon, brand new EP "WORD TO THE LOURDES" (this third day after the third day, translates per the European calendar into TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH).

Confused?

Here's the Cliff Notes:
Come on down to any of these shows to help us celebrate the release of our new album. We've put together an amazing string of shows with an amazing list of bands to help us turn this mother out.

April 22
10 PM
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
NYC
$10
w/ 357 Lover, Josh Bloom and Vibrarmony

April 24th
9 PM
Sub Rosa Party
1 Elm Street
Danbury, CT
w/ Joe Robert solo, Sarianna and the Swell

April 25th
9 pm
Battle of the Bands, Semi Finals
The Space
295 Treadwell
Hamden, CT
$10
Johnny 9 and The Racers Captain
Blood Radio
Dutch Masters

April 26th
3 pm
The Daffodil Festival
Hubbard Park
Meriden, CT
with M.T. Bearington, The And Band, titles, and The Mountain Movers

April 30th
8 pm
Southpaw
125 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
$8
w/ The Bells, Mixtape and Thin Veil

May 2nd
Rack n Roll Cafe
268 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT
w/special guests

Our new EP will be available digitally TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH at most places you all buy or listen to music anywyay, like iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, etceterah, etceterah. Physical copies will only be available at the shows, so wrap yourself in a shroud and COME ON DOWN!



Download our new track "ALREADY GONE"

2009-03-22T13:20:34.814-07:00

In anticipation of the 4/14 release of our new EP - WORD TO THE LOURDES, get a free taste of the body and blood of Saint B's rockingest album to date.

Click here to download ALREADY GONE.

Check out the early mentions from around the interwebs:

HERE COMES THE FLOOD
SKOPE MAGAZINE
VENTVOX
ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENON
LOCAL VERTICAL

and note to the people of the blogosphere - his name is KEITH SAUNDERS, SaUnders with a "U"!



Saint B rocks for charity

2009-03-14T12:58:18.700-07:00

Of course we do! That's the Lord's work after all. We're just lucky that it also happens to be fun.

Special thanks to C Bro at the 107.1 The Peak, Travis at Red Lotus, and Paul at Rock Island Sound for giving us the opportunity to play a great show to a great crowd at the Rack n Roll Cafe in Stamford with our new bffs KAISER CARTEL.

Visit the NEXT MUSIC website for pics and mp3s.



A Video Pep Talk For the New Year

2009-01-06T07:59:34.968-08:00

Forget Britney. An army of personal trainers and personal chefs
got her back in music video shape. Instead, Saint Bernadette
presents you with a video pep talk guaranteed to keep you on
your resolutions this new year. Set to a live mash up of two of
the 80s best self-improvement anthems, watch members of Saint B
and a crew of their friends go from flabby to fabulous, from
two-left feet to double knee slides, ending up in a final
production number worthy of Bob Fosse.

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FREE HOLIDAY MUSIC

2009-03-15T12:33:56.130-07:00

It's that time of year and you know Saint Bernadette has you covered for he holidays. Enjoy the free download from Meredith and Keith's side project, THE PRIESTESS AND THE FOOL - http://www.thepriestessandthefool.com.

Peep this list of new holiday classics guaranteed to interact positively with holiday cocktails:

TRACK LISTING:
"RIDE ON, SANTA, RIDE ON" - STAN KENTON ORCHESTRA W/JUNE CHRISTY
"HOLE IN THE WASHTUB" - EMMET OTTER'S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS
"FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK" - THE POGUES
"BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE" - DINAH SHORE AND BUDDY CLARK
"MELE KALIKIMAKA" - BING CROSBY AND THE ANDREW SISTERS



Saint B 80s cover released on Buffet Libre

2008-07-03T13:30:21.203-07:00

After many responses from our secret fan poll, our version of 80s mash up "Owner Things" is finally available for public consumption. This is our exclusive mash up of "Owner of a Lonely Heart" and "Things Can Only Get Better".

Check out our cover and 57 other 80s classics reworked for your listening pleasure:

http://www.buffetlibre.net/



New pics from Seaside Arts Fest

2008-06-02T09:05:02.023-07:00

Our lovely friend and muse, Sausage Legs, kindly took these super cool shots of us at the First Annual Seaside Park Arts Festival. Check them out here as well as her other gems of Bridgeport's finest.



Saint B in the Conn Post

2008-06-02T08:59:06.487-07:00

A little more love from our hometown peeps. Read the article here:



Saint B in the NYT

2008-08-02T16:48:36.861-07:00

Check out this recent feature in the CT section of the New York Times. They say Saint B is "Grace Slick meets Edie Brickell". Read the full article here:



BLACK MAN - WHITE WOMAN

2008-04-17T22:01:54.164-07:00

As the Democratic race rages on, we thought you might enjoy a little rap track we cooked up on this current topic.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD - "BLACK MAN-WHITE WOMAN"



Saint B in the Sunday spotlight

2008-03-02T18:17:31.559-08:00

Naturally, we were featured on a regular Sunday feature at "Mainstream Isn't so Bad". The holy day of rest if you please, so sit down and read the good news.

Mainstream Isn't So Bad



Saint B featured on Metromix

2008-03-01T07:20:56.455-08:00

Read about Mere and Keith, patron saints of Bport.

Saint Bernadette is one band that’s quite proud to call Bridgeport, Conn., home. Husband-wife team Keith Saunders and Meredith DiMenna have a lot invested in the city, having relocated there in 2004 with hopes of growing their band, their label (Exotic Recordings) and their relationship.

Read the rest of the article here -
http://connecticut.metromix.com/music/article/you-listening/320363/content



Check the Saint B podcast at Hartford Courant

2008-03-01T07:21:36.852-08:00

Listen up as Mere and Keith talk "indie rock", Park City and more.

http://blogs.courant.com/eric_danton_sound_check/2008/02/podcast-saint-b.html



Reviews, Clues, and Booze

2008-01-26T08:06:24.493-08:00

The critics continue to dish out huge portions of love for
Saint B in 2008, starting with Old Kentucky Blog, who thinks that
"It is all too easy to imagine Saint B spinning her tales of lust,
betrayal and deception across the desk from a soft-headed private
dick who is distracted by her gams."

Read the full article here - http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/2008/01/saint-bernadette-in-ballroom.html

Also check out our stellar review in this month's issue of HARP
magazine, which declares that Shirley Bassey should watch out
and make room for Saint B.

Peep the whole review here -
https://www.harpmagazine.com/reviews/cd_reviews/detail.cfm?article_id=662

Tracks from the upcoming duets project, "A Minor Work" by
The Priestess and the Fool, a collaboration between Meredith,
Keith and Brian Grosz, continue to entice.

Peep the behind the scenes video of our photo shoot where Meredith
and Brian recreate classic looks from Elvis and Ann Margaret,
Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle, and the nearly impossible Ella
Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Special appearance by Keith
with the hand steamer.

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Don't miss the remix of Saint B's track "Money in the Air" by
Brooklyn DJ, Black Panther. His collaboration with Meredith on
earlier tracks earned raves from URB, Okayplayer and Popmatters
and this track does not disappoint. With special guest appearance
by Eva Wondah from LFR.

Check it out here - http://www.myspace.com/exoticrecording

And finally, our highly anticipated new EP "I Wanna Tell You
Something" will hit the streets March 4th. Don't miss it!

That's all for now. Go now in peace.



And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

2007-11-28T19:41:21.799-08:00

That's right, another year, another bunch of gifts for the people who have everything.

How about some sweet redemption wrapped in some rock n roll?

Start a trend in your neighborhood and buy the new album from Saint Bernadette. All Music Guide can't be wrong - "Turn the lights down low, burn some incense, and lose yourself in Saint Bernadette's intense yet lithe charms."

Choose your own way to buy:

iTunes

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CD Baby
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Amazon
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And may the Virgin bless you and yours this holiday season.



Here's the words

2007-08-17T19:30:00.368-07:00

From around our fair tri-state area:

"a group that has matured like Uma Thurman--getting sleeker, sexier and ever more butt-kicking as time progresses. Meredith DiMenna's voice bursts out with a cutting, shimmery power."

--Fairfield Weekly

"They'll make you drool."

--Hartford Courant

"Right off the bat, you note that Meredith DiMenna's voice is captivating - it's got a sultry heft to it, a growl . . ."

-- NYrock.com