West-Coasters, Santiam, stand in the space carved out by The Head and the Heart and Edward Sharpe, showcasing danceable pop melodies with folk-inspired lyricism and indie-synth-rock rhythm.
"As bands grow up, their sound evolves—moving away from the early days, and often simpler songwriting, as they find their true voice. Since summer of 2014, Portland's own Santiam have most often been associated with the folk and Americana circles of this city. But 2017 will see them actively push towards the rock and pop music that's been inspiring them—and it all starts with 'Hold Me Now.'" - Chris Young, Vortex Music Magazine
Jen Deale // Synth, Keys, Vocals
Chris Spicer // Drums, Vocals
Nate Purscelley // Bass, Vocals