See Saint Rich Harass the NYPD in 'Officer' Video

Delicate Steve offshoot dropping 'Beyond the Drone' LP this fall

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Last month, Delicate Steve bandmates Steve Marion and Christian Peslak shared "Officer," the latest song from their new project, Saint Rich. "Why do you look so mad?" Peslak sings on the cop-baiting track. "You always look so fucking angry / But you should feel happy, and you should feel good to be king of the neighborhood." The New Jersey-reared duo don't quite get an answer in the song's just-released music video (which premiered on Stereogum), but judging from the clip it's not hard to imagine why the boys in blue would be so dour: Everyone in the video pretty much hates the police and keeps trying to piss them off. Saint Rich stage an impromptu, probably illegal concert in the middle of lower Manhattan while twentysomethings repeatedly taunt the NYPD and one random passerby just decides to give an officer the finger because, well, why not?

Check out the track list for Saint Rich's debut album below. Beyond the Drone is out October 1 via Merge Records. The band hits the road September 13.

Beyond the Drone track list:

1. "Beyond the Drone"
2. "Officer"
3. "Sorry/Sadly"
4. "Dreams"
5. "Young Vultures"
6. "Crying From the Home"
7. "Black and Brown"
8. "You Ain't Worth the Night"
9. "Don't Bring Me Down"
10. "Coming Home"
11. "To the Sun"
12. "Already Gone"

Saint Rich tour dates:

September 13 — Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
September 14 — Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
September 16 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
September 18 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
September 19 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
September 21 — Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe *
September 22 — Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Social Club *
September 24 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
September 27 — Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
September 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
September 29 — San Diego, CA @ Adams Ave Street Fair*
September 30 — Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
October 3 — Dallas, TX @ HOB @ Cambridge Room *
October 4 — Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
October 5 — Athens, GA @ Green Room
October 6 — Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
October 7 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary *
October 8 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
October 9 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
October 12 — New York, NY @ Bowery Electric (CBGB Festival)
October 16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
October 22 — Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall *
October 23 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
October 24 — Cleveland, OH @ The Spot *
October 26 — Chicago, IL @ Metro *
October 27 — Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live

* = with Wild Belle

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