Sasami Covers Daniel Johnston

Sasami, has shared her cover of Daniel Johnston's “Sorry Entertainer”
Sasami has shared her cover of Daniel Johnston's “Sorry Entertainer"

Sasami, has shared her cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Sorry Entertainer.” The single is accompanied by a video directed by actor and comedian Patti Harrison and Alan Resnick. “Sorry Entertainer” is SASAMI’s first release of 2021, following original track “Mess” and her “Toxicity” cover in 2020. She’ll be heading on tour this fall, supporting Japanese Breakfast.

“I made my last album when I was in a very emotionally vulnerable and tender place, but after a couple years of touring those same subtle, more sensitive songs, the live show became louder and more volatile,” says SASAMI. “A bit before the pandemic took hold I was really getting back into metal and numetal, so a couple months into quarantine I made an acoustic version of the System of a Down song “Toxicity.” My sadness ripened into anger throughout 2020, and deeper into it I started experimenting with a heavier palette and decided to perform the inverse exercise of metallicizing an acoustic song. ‘Sorry Entertainer’ is my take on mixing the desperation of being a hopeless and powerless artist and the extremely powerful sounds of a metal band. Like giving a toddler a flamethrower… or a fullstack.”

North American Tour Dates

10-29 Dallas, TX – The Factory Studio $
10-30 Houston, TX – White Oak $
10-31 Austin, TX – Stubb’s (Levitation) $
11-03 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (Outside) $
11-04 Tempe, AZ – Coca Cola Sun Deck $
11-07 Berkley, CA – UC Theatre $
11-09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades $
11-11 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery $
11-12 San Luis Obispo, CA – Madonna Inn $
11-13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst $
11-14 Lake Perris, CA – Desert Daze
11-15 Pomona, CA – The Glass House $
11-16 Pomona, CA – The Glass House $

$ supporting Japanese Breakfast

SASAMI spent her early years studying classical French horn, and after graduating from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, she scored and made orchestral arrangements for films, commercials and studio albums. She also spent many years as a music teacher before touring full-time—first with Cherry Glazerr, then as SASAMI, after releasing her self-titled, widely critically acclaimed debut solo album in 2019 on Domino Records.