"What a relief to know that the war is over..."

Our buddy Sam Amidon's new album is, like his last, a gentler heartbreaker. Sam's completely affectless—but wholly affecting—voice is paired once again with Nico Mulhy's subtly lush (yes, paradoxical) arrangements and Valgeir Sigurðsson's crystalizing production. And this time he find's a wonderful foil in Beth Orton on several songs, including the arresting cover of R. Kelly's "Relief."

Sam Amidon: "Relief (R. Kelly cover)"

I See the Sign is out April 20 in the States on Bedroom Community.

Sam is playing at 92|Y Tribeca this Saturday. Here's the info:

Sam Amidon — Record Release Show w/ Thomas Bartlett
Sat, Apr 10, 2010
8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (
$10.00 (

BONUS: Here's the original"Relief"...


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