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Best Comeback Album

Westword just named “America” the ‘Best Comeback Album’ of 2015. Sean Kelly and The Samples worked very hard on this album and we are honored to be recognized by Westword! Read more HERE.

Relix Magazine Review of “America”

Check out the review of “America” in the June issue of Relix Magazine!

With all the group’s original members now gone, except for lead singer and songwriter Sean Kelly, it might be tempting to relegate The Samples to the archives of jam-pop history. Fortunately, for longtime fans and new listeners, the latest version of the band retains the magic that first drew ears to their sound. On America, Kelly and present company deliver a 14-track jewel of a disc that includes a skilled nod to Neil Young (on the lead track, “Fukishima”) and pleasing vocal harmonies with special guest Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), who appears on the songs “And I Dreamed,” “Mysterious Times” and “Boulder.” Kelly and the Samples extend their recent renaissance (following the inclusion of the song “Could It Be Another Change” on the soundtrack to the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower) with this organically uplifting release.

Nick Hutchinson


The Samples have released our new album, “America”.  The album is available as a physical CD as well as in digital download form. Please visit our BandCamp site to buy true new album!

Could It Be Another Change

The Samples classic “Could It Be Another Change” is featured in the movie soundtrack of the new release “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” The movie is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller,”The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope – and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Song from the movie – “Could It Be Another Change”