SAMA DAMS – “PRINCIPLE OF LOVING”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
Few bands command the unexpectedly fine line that divides tension and release like Sama Dams does. And it’s no wonder: songwriters Sam and Lisa Adams have been playing music together for over a decade – as long as they have been married – developing a creative forthrightness that sometimes feels voyeuristic. Taking cues from jazz, R&B, new wave, indie-rock, and classical art song, the alt-rock trio weaves a sensuous musical fabric that is distinctly theirs.
Much like the Dirty Projectors or Thom Yorke, Sama Dams’s high art sensibilities are wrapped around a subversive knotty core of uncompromised radicalism – like if Leonard Bernstein was signed to K Records. In that way, the DIY ethos of the Pacific Northwest has shaped much of the band’s path forward since graduating music school in 2008 and relocating to Portland in 2012.
The band’s sprawling sonic footprint is held together by their dynamic vocal power – an alternate-reality vocal pairing of Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley. Sam and Lisa’s combined proficiencies and unique approaches to songwriting merge with the brilliant percussive work of drummer Micah Hummel, creating a matchless sound in live settings as well as in the studio.
Sama Dams can regularly be found gracing stages, music festivals, and living rooms across the United States and Central Europe, their music finding a place in the hearts of both music enthusiasts and general audiences alike with their intelligent arrangements, catchy melodies, and playful musicality.
The band’s new single “Principle of Loving” will be available Sept 20th via Portland collective label Self Group on all digital platforms as well a limited 7″ picture disc. Sama Dams will be supporting the release with tours of the west coast (fall) and Europe (spring 2020).
Release Date: September 20, 2019
09/25 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/27 La Grande, OR @ Side A Brewing
09/28-29 Moscow, ID @ Modest Music Fest