Berkeley, California’s Samiam will be releasing a double LP/ CD collection entitled Orphan Works on No Idea Records on September 7th. The 18 track collection consists of studio outtakes, in-studio radio shows and live recordings from the Clumsy and You Are Freaking Me Out period of the band’s career.
To celebrate the release, the band will be touring Europe starting October 19th with Death in the Family and Former Cell Mates. Expect confirmed dates to be announced in the weeks to come.
They will be breaking in their new drummer, Charlie Walker of Chamberlain/Split Lip on this tour.
Samiam formed in late 1988 after the break of up of Gilman’s Isocracy. Samiam released seven albums in their career on several labels including Hopeless, Burning Heart, Atlantic, New Red Archive, and Igition/Tommy Boy.
The band performed at last year’s FEST 8 in Gainesville, FL. You can check out footage of the band performing with Hot Water Music’s Chris Wollard here. You can also check out footage of their Sao Paulo show here and of their Buenos Aires show here, taken last December.
SAMIAM – Orphan Works–2xLP / CD
1. Ain’t No Size That Small
4. Bad Day
5. My Convenience
7. Don’t Break Me (5:20)
8. Mr. Walker (3:49)
9. I Want More (4:42)
10. Search and Destroy (3:10)
11. Here Comes Your Man (3:14)
12. Stepson (3:54)
13. Sky Flying By (3:25)
14. Full On (3:28)
15. Clean (2:57)
16. Speed (2:13)
17. Time By The Dime (5:35)
18. Home Sweet Home (2:16)
Clumsy era line-up:
Tracks 1-3 Recorded live in studio by Brave New Radio Los Angeles, CA, 1994
Tracks 4-7 Recorded live on Radio Asylum, Los Angeles, CA, 1996
Tracks 8-9 Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Lou Giordano at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, 1994
You Freaking Are Me Out era line-up:
Tracks 10-11 Recorded in Billie Joe’s Basement in Berkeley, 1998
(bass by Sean Kennerly, also guitar solo on ‘Search and Destroy’)
Tracks 12-18 Recorded live at Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, May 28, 1996
Mixed at Stitleloos, Amsterdam by Daan Van Der Elsken