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Taken from New Noise Magazine (Feb 14, 2023)

News: Punk Legends Samiam Return with First New Music in Over a Decade

by Frankie Torok

Samiam/Austin Rhodes
Image courtesy of Samiam/Austin Rhodes

Oakland, CA punk greats Samiam have announced their first album in 12 years, Stowaway, out March 31 via Pure Noise Records. Check out lead single, "Crystalized," now.

Stowaway picks up right where the band left off, with all of the energy, melody, and pathos of their classic work, proving exactly why the group are still one of the most endearing and enduring punk bands of their generation.

From forming in the Oakland DIY punk scene in 1988, to eventually experiencing the major label alt-rock feeding frenzy of the 1990s firsthand, Samiam have experienced countless ups and downs in their 30-plus years as a band. But their output has always remained incredibly consistent, and Stowaway is no exception. Recorded piecemeal in different studios throughout the challenges of the past few years, the album reflects Samiam's knack for turning difficult circumstances into anthemic singalongs.

Samiam/Austin Rhodes
Image courtesy of Samiam/Austin Rhodes

Guitarist Sergie Loobkoff says of the band's return:

"If you're lucky, you get this sort of sense when you're in a band that you're participating in something that's important to other people. And I still get that with Samiam."

Check out the "Crystalized" video below, and preorder Stowaway here.

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Images courtesy of Samiam/Austin Rhodes




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