10 Songs, 33 Minutes


About Savak

Something of an indie rock supergroup, SAVAK are a stylistically eclectic band featuring past and present members of a number of celebrated groups. Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015, the group was named for the much-feared secret police force associated with the leadership of Imperial Iran from 1957 to 1979. Influenced by vintage punk rock, psychedelia, pub rock, and various stripes of world music, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Sohrab Habibion, who was previously a member of Edsel and the Obits. Habibion filled out the lineup with friends and colleagues who also had notable experience under their belts. Guitarist Michael Jaworski had played in Virgin Islands and the Cops. Bassist James Canty's résumé included stints in the Make-Up and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists. And drummer Matt Schulz divides his time between SAVAK and Holy Fuck. In 2016, SAVAK unveiled their debut album, Best of Luck in Future Endeavors, which was released by Comedy Minus One Records; the cover art was designed by Rick Froberg, who was Habibion's bandmate in the Obits. In 2017, SAVAK were back with their second album, Cut-Ups, released by the Ernest Jenning Record Co. ~ Mark Deming