City: Berkeley, CA
Format: CD, LP
Time: 35 min.
Lyrical themes: social issues, conscious
Style: Alternative Rock
Samiam is a left-wing band formed in late 1988 after the breakup of the Gilman club mainstay Isocracy. Their first show was in January 1989 with Christ on Parade. They released records through New Red Archives and Hopeless Records in the US and Burning Heart Records in Europe. In the mid-'90s, the band had two releases on major labels, Atlantic Records in 1994 and Ignition/Tommy Boy in 1997. This path achieved modest mainstream success; a video for "Capsized" gained a lot of airplay on MTV, they performed on The Jon Stewart Show in 1994 and the single "She Found You" garnered considerable radio play in 1998. The band toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Japan with Green Day, Blink-182, Bad Religion, The Offspring, The Toadies and Millencolin. easy, simple and excellent alternative music with big doses of pop punk.Discogs , Lastfm , Download , Wikipedia , Web , Facebook , Myspace , Twitter