Samiam share new song 'Monterey Canyon'
Samiam share new song 'Monterey Canyon'
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 00:02
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After recently having announced, 'Stowaway,' their first new album in 12 years, Samiam have shared another single from the record, "Monterey Canyon." Due out March 31st via Pure Noise Records, Stowaway picks up right where Samiam left off with all of the energy, melody, and pathos of their classic work, proving exactly why the group are still one of the most endearing and enduring punk bands of their generation.

Guitarist Sean Kennerly discussed the lyrics of "Monterey Canyon" saying:

"This song is actually about parenting—octopus parenting that is. They recently discovered a deep sea octopus off the coast of California (in Monterey Canyon) who guards her brood of eggs without eating or leaving their side, nearly a mile beneath the surface, for a record 4 1/2 years—the longest known brooding period of any animal on earth. She basically just sits there guarding the eggs until they’re ready to hatch then she dies and floats off as they come to life. Is it a metaphor? Or an essentialization of the real sacrifices even human parents make in the chain of ongoing life? Or a kinda spooky ghost mom song about a deep sea octopus?"