You may not know of the group Sam Evian, but you should. Making music that hasn’t existed since the sixties, their sound is like the folk that ran alongside psych while still holding rock touches and thus creating a sound that both enigmatic and beautiful. On their new 7″, they offer up some beautiful notes and pretty songwriting to craft a sound that’s stunning and catchy at the same time.
With “Cherry Tree,” the soft nuances of the song flow throughout underneath the tender vocals of Sam Owens. There’s such a tender balance between his voice and his acoustic picking that it almost soothes you before the drums kick in and an electric guitar ticks the track up and the vocals double, creating a sound that’s like sunny California. On “Roses,” things are snappier and have a more psych feel. It’s not psych music, but the little moments of tone are all over the track, giving your ears the perfect companion to the lead track.
You can stream Cherry Tree/Roses on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all online retailers, or you can pre-order it on a limited to 250 press 7″ vinyl directly from Saddle Creek Records. Sam Evian is on tour beginning tonight in Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live until August 31 in Salibury, U.K. at End of the Road Festival. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Shervin Lainez, Collage by Jadon Ulrich.