As Sam Cash grows, so too does his music and songwriting. Written and recorded when he was just 19 years old, his 2011 debut,Teenage Hunger, showcased a songwriter finding his voice and sound amongst a bustling Canadian music scene.
Cash struggled to find the right dynamic between honest original songwriting, and paying homage to some of his favorite Canadian songwriters—like Jason Collett, Joel Plaskett and Bahamas—ultimately releasing a collection of fairly “Canadiana” roots-folk songs. Departing from Teenage Hunger's “Canadiana” sound, Cash's new 6 song EP, Stand Together, Fall Together, reveals a much more mature artist, someone who has discovered his own unique voice. These songs are scrappy without feeling unrehearsed, spirited without bombast, and above all honestly written. Recorded over a few days at Dale Morningstar's Gas Station Studio on Toronto Island (Gord Downie, Thrush Hermit, Julie Doiron) Cash went in with his band The Romantic Dogs (Aaron Comeau, Matt Bailey, Kyle Sullivan) and cut the 6 songs in an unprecedented amount of time, live off the floor. All it took was a few overdubs and touch ups to get the desired feel for the album—pure unadulterated rock and roll. Cash's goal was to release something that sounded fresh and unique. He wanted to remind the listeners of a time when the sheer energy of a band was as important as the stark songwriting.
Buckle your seat belts. And dig in.
"Cash has an... appealing, vocal style, but it's the strong melodic sense he shows that catches the ear, as on the plaintive "What I'm Missing" and the snappy, Kinks-like "Broadview Bridge." This is a very promising beginning." --Kerry Doole, Exclaim Magazine
"Sam Cash's songwriting captures a youthful angst, filtered through a compassionate eye... confident, natural use of simple, eloquent language that you'd expect from someone with many more years behind them" --Hawksley Workman