Saetia was formed in 1997 in New York City and only existed until 1999. During two decades of inactivity, the band’s music took on a life of its own, cultivating a large international fanbase and is broadly acknowledged as massively influential in the DIY emo hardcore universe.
In 2016, the band released a double album discography via Secret Voice records. This project reignited the band’s interest in playing music, and 6 years later, in November of 2022, the band played 5 sold out shows in NYC and Philadelphia. The response was overwhelming, and the shows raised $31K for local charities defending trans rights and protecting abortion access. By the January 2023, the band had booked additional benefit shows in California and is planning for more appearances throughout 2023.