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Racquet Club (The Jealous Sound, Samiam & Knapsack) to release LP through Rise Records

Members of The Jealous Sound, Samiam, and Knapsack have formed a new band called Racquet Club. The group’s debut album will be released later this year through Rise Records. They will make their live debut on May 6th at the Resident in Los Angeles, CA.

You can listen to the band’s first single “Blood on the Moon” below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Racquet Club’s debut album come to light.



Samiam announce Colorado tour dates

Punk group Samiam will be playing a few shows in Colorado this March with support from Armchair Martian and The Gamits.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

Samiam’s last release was a Complete Control Sessions EP for SideOneDummy in 2012.



Samiam announce East Coast tour dates

Punk group Samiam are headed out on a short tour starting tomorrow that will take them through Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Samiam’s last release was a Complete Control Sessions EP for SideOneDummy in 2012.



Random Cover Song: Samiam – “Here Comes Your Man” (Pixies)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from Samiam and their cover of the Pixies tune “Here Comes Your Man”. The original version of the song first appeared on the Pixies’ 1989 album Doolittle, and Samiam’s version was recorded for the 1999 tribute album Where Is My Mind?: A Tribute to the Pixies.

You can listen to both versions of the song below.



New Music: Felled Trees – “I Ain’t Sayin” (Dinosaur Jr. cover)

As you’re no doubt aware, Felled Trees is a collaborative effort in which a bunch of punk scene vets got together to produce an album of Dinosaur Jr. covers. Today, the band released their version of the track “I Ain’t Sayin’,” which originally appeared on Dino Jr’s 1993 album “Where You Been.” The normal “Trees” consist of Samiam‘s Sergie Loobkoff on guitar, No Motiv‘s Roger Camero on drums and Thrice‘s Ed Breckenridge on bass, and their version of “I Ain’t Sayin'” features Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound on vocals. Click here to check it out.

“Where We Been” is die out next Tuesday (October 15th) on Siren Records.



Samiam stream demos from “Clumsy”

Punk group Samiam are streaming demos from their debut album “Clumsy”, which will soon be getting the vinyl treatment for the first time ever in the US for Record Store Day. Check out the demos here.

“Clumsy” was first released in 1994 for Atlantic, and the group last released a “Complete Control Session” EP for SideOneDummy in 2012.

You can pre-order the vinyl here.



Frank Turner, Samiam, Dave Hause and a ton more added to Groezrock 2013 lineup

What was already arguably the best lineup for any punk-related festival anywhere just got a whole lot more awesome.

That’s right, I’m talking about Groezrock. The lineup for the 2013 edition already including Rise Against, Bad Religion and Pennywise among others.

Today, a ton of new acts were announced. Now performing will be Flag (aka Black Flag), Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Dave Hause, Samiam, Vinnie Caruana, Geoff Rickly, Turbonegro, Rocket From The Crypt, Masked Intruder, Into It. Over It., Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion) and more. Click here for the full, up-to-the-minute lineup.

Groezrock takes place in Belgium April 27th and 28th.



Hopeless and SideOneDummy release Samiam’s “The Complete Control Sessions” today

Today marks the release of Samiam‘s “The Complete Control Sessions”, a set of recordings of both old and new tracks performed at Swing House Studios in Hollywood.

The album is a collaboration between Hopeless and SideOneDummy Records, and is being released digitally and on limited edition 12″ vinyl.

Check out the track list and listen to the debut track, “Sunshine”, here.



Samiam post 1994-1996 demo tracks

Samiam have uploaded some vintage demos for your listening pleasure. Frontman Sergie Loobkoff said this about the tapes:

“I [discovered some] demos and stuff for [two] Samiam records. I guess that isn’t stupendously interesting, but within them were six songs I only the vaguest memory of writing, rehearsing or recording. lost songs from the decade before last, I emailed them to the other guys (of that era) and they didn’t remember either. I’m sure it’s 17 years ago…but you’d think we would go, “oh yeah that shitty song….’ They aren’t that great quality, but one of the Clumsy songs (called “Issues’) was an actual studio song from that session, unmixed and discarded…similar to the song, “I want more’ that went on our Orphan Works compilation record. Then there is a ‘YAFMO’ rehearsal room recording (called ‘lie to me’) that is better than most of the songs that went on that record. stuff like this isn’t going to win fans…but I think samiam peoples would love to hear….it’s a wierd thing to uncover.”

Check out the songs here.

Samiam’s latest release was last year’s critically acclaimed “Trips.”



Samiam to release “Complete Control Sessions” EP; stream new version of “Sunshine”

Long-running punks, Samiam, have announced they will be releasing a “Complete Control Sessions” EP through SideOneDummy Records on October 23rd. They are also streaming a new version of “Sunshine,” which originally appeared on 2000’s “Astray.”

You can check out the tracklisting for the EP and stream the new version of “Sunshine” here.

Samiam’s latest release was last year’s critically acclaimed “Trips.”



Samiam stream acoustic version of “Magellan”

Long-running punks Samiam are streaming an acoustic version of their tune “Magellan” right over here. The song can be found an upcoming Hopeless Records comp, due out tomorrow June 12, while the original version appeared on 2011’s “Trips.”



Vintage Video: Samiam perform “Full On” in 1998

Here’s one from the vault for all of you 1990s punk fans. Check out this 1998 performance from seminal California punk band Samiam as they rip through a version of “Full On” from their 1997 album “You Are Freaking Me Out.”

Samiam’s latest release was last year’s critically acclaimed “Trips.” Founding guitar player Sergie Loobkoff recently sat down with us to discuss the changes they’ve endured in their nearly quarter-century career. Read it here.



DS Interview: Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam) discusses twenty-plus years in an evolving music industry

Twenty-five years is a long time in band years. Longer than the Ramones existed. More than twice as long as The Clash were around. Hell, it’s a shelf-life about eight times longer than the Sex Pistols (more if you only count the Sid Vicious era). And yet, Samiam‘s principal duo of Sergie Loobkoff (guitar) and Jason Beebout (vocals) has been plugging away since 1988, and will soon round the quarter-centruy mark. The rest of the roster has changed, the sound has matured and the levels of success have waxed and waned, but Samiam remain committed to releasing solid punk rock records. Loobkoff was gracious enough to answer a few questions on the history of the band, the revolving door of drummers, the evolution of the music industry, the current state of the ‘scene,’ and a lot more

Check out the full interview here.



Live Video: Full Samiam set in HD from The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on February 19

If you’re like at least one of our esteemed editors, you’ve been kicking yourself in the behind for missing Samiam‘s recent gig with Less Than Jake at the legendary Middle East nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Luckily for you, the entire show was captured on video. Check it out right here.

Samiam released their latest album, “Trips,” via Hopeless Records last year. Here’s Dying Scene’s review.



Show Review: Less Than Jake / Samiam / Flatfoot 56 – Live at the Brooklyn Bowl

Seminal 3rd wave, 90’s ska band Less Than Jake is currently touring in celebration of 20 years together as a band. That’s impressive, especially considering that the genre’s movement all but ceased to exist roughly a decade ago. On February 21st, for the second time within a week, Less Than Jake stopped at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY with openers Samiam and Flatfoot 56.

Read the show review below.