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Sam Evian Announces ‘Need You’ EP, Shares Title Track (Listen)

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New York songwriter Sam Evian has announced his Need You EP and shared the title track. ‘Need You’ (listen below) is a jangly love song with a sun-dappled optimism that radiates throughout.

The Need You EP is a collaboration with Chris Cohen, and it’s due October 6th via Saddle Creek. Evian has also announced a North American tour supporting Nick Hakim (see tour dates below).

According to a press release, the EP was recorded over five days in Cohen’s garage studio in Los Angeles with Evian on guitar and Cohen on drums. “It was a new process for me,” says Evian. “Normally, I record most of my music live with a band. With Chris, I had the chance to carefully consider each part. Chris’s playing on these songs is very special, and I think his production style is super clear and tasteful. I took the songs back to New York to cut vocals and mix, but I kept everything true to the sound we had out in California. The result feels really good and pure to me.”

Sam Evian Tour Dates:

  • Thu. Aug. 18: Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
  • Sat. Aug. 19: Pittsburgh, PA @Mr. Small’s Theater *
  • Fri. Sep. 8: Elizabethtown, NY @ Otis Mountain Get Down Festival
  • Wed. Sep. 13: Lexington, KY @ The Burl
  • Thurs. Sep. 14: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
  • Fri. Sep. 15: Covington, KY @ Madison Live
  • Sat. Sep. 16: Fort Wayne, IN @ Middle Waves Festival
  • Tues. Oct. 3: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
  • Wed. Oct. 4: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
  • Thurs. Oct. 5: Raleigh, NC @ Kings #
  • Fri. Oct. 6: Nashville, TN @ The Basement East #
  • Sat. Oct. 7: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl #
  • Mon. Oct. 9: Birmingham, AL @ The Nick #
  • Tues. Oct. 10: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
  • Wed. Oct. 18: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room #
  • Thurs. Oct. 19: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #
  • Fri. Oct. 20: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
  • Sat. Oct. 21: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club #
  • Mon. Oct. 23: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
  • Tues. Oct. 24: Seattle, WA @ Barboza #* = with The Districts and Soccer Mommy
    # = with Nick Hakim

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