Singer/songwriter Sam Evian drops his new full-length Time to Melt, on October 29th via Fat Possum. Today, Evian has shard the final pre-release single, “Never Know,” features Sam’s vocals and drums from Sean Mullins (who will join Sam on tour). “‘Never Know’ is kind of about escapism, dystopian realities, and aliens,” says Sam. “Sometimes it’s more fun to sit there and look out, you know? It’s a wild time to be alive, for better or for worse. It used to be that we only had fiction and conspiracy to feed our off-world fantasies. Now we have fighter pilots coming forward about strange, impossible experiences they’ve had in the sky.”
Following a move from New York City, Sam and his partner Hannah Cohen settled in the Catskills, where they built their refuge and Sam’s studio, Flying Cloud Recordings. That relaxing environment was imperative to Time to Melt, a glowing set of soulfully psychedelic pop gems and a testimonial to the life and wisdom to be found when you give yourself the mercy of space. The album reckons with the weight of our time, even when it sounds largely weightless.
Later this month, Sam embarks on his North American tour with a full band of Brian Betancourt (bass), Michael Coleman (keys), Sean Mullins (drums), and Liam Kazar (guitar, synths), who will also open each show.
Thu. Oct. 28 – Burlington, VT @ Foam Brewers (free show)
Fri. Oct. 29 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
Sat. Oct. 30 – Woodstock, NY @ The Colony *
Wed. Nov. 3 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Fri. Nov. 5 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint *
Sat. Nov. 6 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Wed. Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas *
Fri. Nov. 19 – Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse
Sat. Nov. 20 – Troy, NY @ The Hangar *
* = with Liam Kazar
Purchase Tickets HERE