Saturday Saints | Irreplaceable Replacement: Exclusive Video Premiere

The N.Y.C. rockers match their rough ’n’ ready sound with a stripped-down video.

Saturday Saints keep it raw and real on the video for their new single Irreplaceable Replacement — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.

The latest standout from the New York-based rock outfit’s hard-hitting and invigorating debut disc Anhedonia — which premiered right HERE last summer — Irreplaceable Replacement finds the Saints matching their propulsive and explosive sound with an in-your-face performance-driven clip.

Irreplaceable Replacement was the first song that songwriter Liam McKiernan wrote for the album, which set the tone for the overall sound of the record. “I wanted the chorus to be huge and have an arena-rock singalong feel to it,” he says. “The overall theme of the song is toxic codependency, and repeating the same bad relationship habits over and over again.”

The band wanted to shoot a polished, straightforward performance video to showcase the band’s live energy and overall vibe to an online audience. The majority of the bandmembers have been playing together for over 25 years, so performing live is second nature to them — and this video is a concerted effort to tap into that feeling.

Saturday Saints (formerly Latterday Saints) came together in the ’90s, and quickly gained a loyal following thanks to a fierce sonic attack refined through extensive gigging in the N.Y.C. club circuit. By the early ’00s, the band were mainstays in iconic haunts like CBGB, Mercury Lounge, Acme Underground, Arlene’s Grocery and the Hard Rock Cafe. In 2002, they were voted one of the Top Five Unsigned Bands in N.Y.C. on 102.7 WNEW’s Ron & Fez Show. The following year they recorded their signature version of Weezer’s Tired of Sex for Cleopatra Records’ cult album A Punk Tribute to Weezer.

Saturday Saints’ influence and impact extends beyond the world of music. The band not only served as inspiration for the feature film No Alternative, but were also prominently featured on its soundtrack alongside such musical luminaries as Mudhoney, Lisa Loeb, Superdrag, Moby, sElf, Failure, Sebadoh and others. The soundtrack was chosen as one of the official releases of Record Store Day 2019.

Since the release of Anhedonia on Rhyme & Reason Records, Saturday Saints have been gigging in support of the album, rocking the walls of some of the most renowned venues in the New York area. Their music has been embraced by 94.3 The SHARK, they opened for ’90s notables Sponge, and the recent skate-rock video for their single Crash went viral. The album’s title track was just featured in the Tubi original movie The Ex Obsession, and the band played the celebrated Cutting Room as part of Rock The Night, helping to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Watch the video for Irreplaceable Replacement up top, listen to Anhedonia below or on the platform of your choice HERE, buy the record on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl HERE, and keep up with Saturday Saints at their website, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.