Releases

Principle of Loving

released September 20, 2019 by Self Group

 

Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Recorded at Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio in Portland, OR

Strings by Skip VonKuske
Guitar by Ian Watts

Cover photo by Christal Angelique

Say It

released April 6, 2018 with Friendship Fever

Written and Performed by Sama Dams
Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering


Recorded at the Hallowed Halls and the Magic Closet in Portland, OR

Press:

“’Say It’ is an endlessly fascinating sonic concoction, and a confident step forward for Sama Dams.”
—PORTLAND MERCURY

“The first word we uttered when hearing this song was ‘sensational’”
—THE REVUE

“We find comfort in reflective tones and the band’s relentless work ethic.”
—ALL THINGS GO

Mounted on the Wall / We Never Met

released February 13, 2017

Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

Recorded at the Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon in the Fall of 2015

Artwork by Holland Andrews

Comfort in Doubt

released April 15, 2016

Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed and Mastered by Tony Lash
Recorded at the Magic Closet in Portland in Feb 2014
*Except Tiger, which was recorded live across the street at the Piano Fort on 6/14/13

All songs written and performed by Sama Dams
Saxophone on Dirty Work performed by Andy Rayborn


Kickstarter Executive Producers: Greg & Susan Adams, Joey Beardsley, Brenda Goodell, Adam Harney, Sarah Lightbown, Reggie Mace, Rachel Ogburn, Brett Peterson, Joy Peterson, Drew Puckett, and Joe Turbessi.

Press:

 

"A rich experimentation with RnB"

IMPOSE MAGAZINE

"This is true music-lovers’ music: a multi-faceted, highly textured, and intricate sound."

TENDER LOVING EMPIRE

"Comfort in Doubt is the rare release that is both inviting and aggressively challenging. Sama Dams will soon need no introduction."

WILLAMETTE WEEK

"Comfort in Doubt exhibits a marked evolution from the band's math-y origins, infusing polyrhythmic grooves beneath Sam Adams' fragile, soaring croon."

PORTLAND MERCURY

No Vengeance

released March 26, 2013

written and arranged by Sama Dams
produced by Sebastian Rogers for PV:PDX

mixed by Tony Lash
engineered by Ian Watts, assisted by Blake Jefferson
recorded on February 10th & 11th, 2013
at the Magic Closet in Portland, OR
inside photos by Todd Walberg

Press:

 … a multi-faceted, highly textured, and intricate sound, reminiscent of Radiohead and Dirty Projectors. The addition of Lisa Adams (keys, vocals) and Chris Hermsen (drums), combined with Sam's cathartic vocals—which range from slight whispers to skewed, surprising tonal yelps—never cease to bring the audience to a moment of awe and appreciation of their experimental, ghostly compositions."
PORTLAND MERCURY

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