Sam Evian is sharing two new songs before his North American tour with Cass McCombs in March and his U.K. headline tour in August. “Cherry Tree” and “Roses” are available now digitally, and will be released as a limited edition 7” (250 copies) that is available for pre-order now on Saddle Creek.
"['Health Machine'] has the raw enthusiasm of an early take. It is a bludgeoning cut, driven by mottled guitars and balanced by Owens' slapback vocal, which floats as ever above the fray. ... 'Health Machine' is a woolly, slow-grooving production that's crowded with musicians and heavy July humidity.”
You, Forever was Sam Evian's first foray into a more soul-baring sensibility. Released in the summer of 2018, the album is a beautiful collection that glows with an intense, slow burn. It was hailed by Pitchfork as a collection of songs that are “gentle and sweet but avoid the most saccharine tendencies of soft rock.” Last fall, Sam released a version of the You, Forever track “Next to You” with vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It lit up playlists. Paste magazine said “The track is a beautiful little diamond of Sunday morning guitars and Marvin Gaye-style bass grooves.”