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Sammy Kay – Wanderlust

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for his next album.  The disc will be titled Untitled and is set to drop on April 7, 2017 via Stomp Records.  Sammy Kay last released Forth Street Singers back in 2015.

Listen to “Wanderlust” and make pre-orders here.

Sammy Kay Announced New LP

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for his next album.  The disc will be titled Untitled and is set to drop on April 7, 2017 via Stomp Records.

Sammy Kay last released Forth Street Singers back in 2015.

Sammy Kay Announces New Album And Tour

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for an upcoming tour.  Sammy Kay as also announced details for his upcoming follow-up to his prior LP, Fourth Street Singers.  Kay comments:

We decided to keep this record untitled, mainly due to the only working title being “nothing comes from nothing” which is a line in a chorus on the record. That got shortened to simply “nothing” which basically got us thinking that this record just shouldn’t have a name. The record is my favorite thing I’ve done, and Pete and the boys just killed it. We’re not sure where it’s coming out yet, but it’s done, and hopefully it will be in your hands soon.

Tour dates and album teaser are below.  The album will be available via Panic State Records.

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Tours: Sammy Kay (US/CAN)

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for an upcoming tour.  Dates will include appearances with Lost In Society.  Sammy Kay is supporting his latest LP, Fourth Street Singers.

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Sammy Kay

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for an upcoming tour.  Dates will include appearances with The Slackers, and The Skatalites.  Sammy Kay is supporting his latest LP, Fourth Street Singers.

Tour dates are below.

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Panic State Records Celebrating 7th Anniversary

Panic StatePanic State Records has announced that they will be celebrating their 7th Anniversary with a big show.  The event will feature headliners CATCH 22 on January 23rd at the Starland Ballroom in Jersey. CATCH 22 will be performing Alone in a Crowd with their original vocalist Jeff Davidson.

Sammy Kay, The Youth Ahead, Rebuilder, We Were Sharks, The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Dead Ahead will also be performing.  

Sammy Kay

Sammy Kay

Fourth Street Singers

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New Jersey singer/songwriter Sammy Kay stands poised to take the scene by storm with with his debut full length, Fourth Street Singers.  Trying to pigeonhole him into any conventional category would prove most challenging, but with talents ranging from punk to soul, his gritty and unwavering confidence serving listeners well regardless of which camp he represents.  Highly captivating and engrossing, Kay can spin a tale with wizard-like magic, spinning an easy appeal born of acoustic-laced, organ-humming raspy flow akin to a leaner Jaya The Cat.

Sammy Kay kicks things off with the catchy and refreshing sunny day vibe of opener “You Ought To Know.”  Born of heavily strummed acoustic chords and a beachside organ glow, Kay’s hoarse tone exudes the welcoming warmth of homely nostalgia.  If sound had a colour, Fourth Street Singers would be that of a pastel sunset.  That isn’t to say that harmonica-touting, upbeat scenarios like “Saints And Sinners” aren’t pulsing to a lively beat, but they come to pass with worldly knowhow that typically channel into the soulful sounds of chilled out head bobbers like “Your Way.”  

Tuning into Sammy Kay is like swaying on a hammock in a beachside cabana.  A genuine carefree vibe flows forth from his soulful, grassroots constitution.  Uplifting, cheerful “ooo-oo” vocals back the ear-grabbing choruses rounding out “Friday (Searching For The Truth),” while the bluesy organ-heavy number “Shipwreck” dims the light for an intimate performance.  Kay’s in-the-moment essence makes every note feel like it may be his last – the sincerity of each word landing with the utmost of intent.  Nowhere is Kay’s execution more prominent than on the bonus cover track of the Pitch Perfect hit-single, “Cups.”  Laugh if you must, but Kay turns this overplayed commercial mess into a pulsing, soulful expression of grief and individuality otherwise laying dormant in the original.

Sammy Kay makes an old sound feel fresh, new and carefree.  Fourth Street Singers is just right for a casual listen on a sweltering summer day, every bit as it would light up the stage in a dingy smoke-filled club.  It’s a great accompaniment to bigger, back-in-time looking bands like Gaslight Anthem or The Hold Steady.  There are few surprises within the forty minute runtime, but that’s hardly a concern when the result so finely fits all expectations.

Sammy Kay Full Album Stream, Touring with Gaslight Anthem, Northcote

Sammy KayAsbury, NJ singer songwriter Sammy Kay is streaming his new album, Fourth Street Singers in its entirety ahead of the official release on March 10th via Panic State Records. The album was recorded with Pete Steinkopft of the Bouncing Souls and features appearances from a number of  musicians across the local punk rock community (Leftover Crack, Plow United, The Slackers and members of Rancid’s touring band). The album can be streamed here.

Sammy Kay is also hitting the road with Gaslight Anthem and Northcote, check out the full list of dates, and the cover art and track list of Fourth Street Singers, below.

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