Complete Control Session (SideOneDummy Records)
release date: 10/23/2012
by Scott Hefflon
Fifth installment in the Complete Control series, from SideOneDummy co-owner Joe Sib’s nationally syndicated radio show of the same name. Mixed and mastered by Bill & Jason at The Blasting Room, it’s their more intimate production style, not the slick, polished punkpop that gets us all gooey. Samiam were emotional punk before there was such an awful title, and before terrible boy bands made the genre such a joke. “Sunshine” was released in 2000, on the Ashtray album put out by Hopeless. It’s as passionate and moving as it ever was.