RIYL: Real Estate, White Denim, LVL UP
Label: Saddle Creek
I stubbled across a fancy little song from Sam Evian and was surprised to see that an album had popped up over at Saddle Creek for pre-order. Much to my delight, the two singles for this album are enjoyable and easily listened to. This being said, here is a little blurb from someone who knows the album a little better then myself. Find it on yellow vinyl at Saddle Creek.
You, Foreveris Owensâ€™s first foray into a more soul-baring sensibility and places the artist directly in the sightlines and heartlines of his listeners. The album (as well as 2017â€™s â€śNeed You,â€ť a collaboration with the multi-hyphenate musician Chris Cohen) was written on the heels of his experience touring Premiumwith his band and was recorded across the latter half of last year. The toursâ€”which included opening shows for bands like Whitney, Teenage Fanclub, Luna, Nick Hakim and Luciusâ€”taught him much about feel and interaction. Further fueled by a desire to escape from the glow of screens and to embrace a sense of limitation, he quickly developed a new set of instrumental songs written for a band rather than just himself and recorded them on a Tascam four-track cassette recorder in his parentsâ€™ house in North Carolina.
Inspired by these limiting techniques, Owens borrowed an eight-track reel-to-reel tape recorder from a friend, rented a house in upstate New York, and took his band â€“ Brian Betancourt (bass), Austin Vaughn (drums), Adam Brisbin (guitar), and Hannah Cohen (backup vocals) â€“ there to record the new album in July of 2017. Focusing on instrumental grooves and the vibe he had achieved on the original four-track recordings, Owens found the process so enlightening he decided to up the ante yet again by banning tuning pedals from the house.
Whether behind the wheel in the dust bowls of America, navigating the bustle of his adopted home, playing festival stages with rock legends, or getting back to basics in his parentsâ€™ garage, no matter where Sam Evian goes, there he isâ€¦forever.
release date, June 1st, 2018. You will receive an instant download of the tracks "Health Machine" and "IDGAF." Full album download available on release date.
Saddle Creek Store Exclusive: Yellow vinyl limited to 100 copies.
LP PACKAGING NOTES:
Printed inner sleeve
Includes download card
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive