First look at Sam Quinn post breakup with The Everybodyfields [new mp3 and bushier beard]

by oz on March 1, 2010

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Sam Quinn is set to release his first solo album, The Fake That Sank 1,000 Ships, on May 11th via Ramseur Records (a HearYa label fav). We are digesting a promo copy of the album as we speak and it’s a devastatingly beautiful batch of sad songs. Quinn Put it best: “Pop songs are chemically engineered to make you feel great. ‚ These ones take a slightly different approach.”

Woody and I exchanged IM’s about the album and it went something like this:

Woody: Did you listen to Sam Quinn yet?
Oz: Not yet. Is it sad?
Woody: It’s not happy, that’s for damn sure. The pedal steel sweeping through each tune is enough to bring you to tears.
Woody: I want to get lost in his beard.
Oz: No shit. That thing is amazing. He looks like the lion from The Wizard of Oz. He makes Dan Auerbach look like Pee Wee Herman.
Oz: I think there’s a family of sparrows nesting in there somewhere.

The beard talk continued from there, but we should be ready to discuss the music on the album very soon. Before The Everybodyfields broke up we got a taste of Sam’s solo work in “Mardi Gras” and “Gun” in our HearYa Live Session with The Everybodyfields. Sam and Ramseur Records were also gracious enough to offer “Suite Motown” from the album to y’all.

Sam Quinn – Suite Motown

From the HearYa Live Session with The Everybodyfields:

Sam Quinn – Mardi Gras

Sam Quinn – Gun

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Martin March 1, 2010 at 9:43 am

I have to get this album. Do you have any info on when it’s out here in the UK, if at all of course?


oddbodkins March 1, 2010 at 9:55 am


As soon as you’re ready to give up all this foolishness about this “music”of which you speak and are ready to focus full-time on the state of beards into today’s indie scene, i’m ready to do the same.

i’m just saying.

Woody March 1, 2010 at 11:04 am

OB, that is a brilliant idea. We need to come up with a snappy name for our new site. That being said, this album is every bit the equal to the beard. Expect a glowing review soon.

Martin March 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Beards are sooooooo last year now. No more red and black checked shirts, tight jeans, pointy shoes, coloured raybans. beard, talking up-speak. It’s all out, fresh n clean is IN ! Ha.

sak March 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

Wow! Just found your site and it’s like you got in my head and pulled out all of my favorite aspects of music. Thank you!!

Chris March 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

Sam has a great new song which is not on the new cd. However it is definately worth hundreds of listens……check it out at

Ben March 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Did Sam cut off his beard?!? Oceans is pretty cool though.

Mike O. May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

In “my pictures” is one of Sam in his cute jean cut-offs (and the beard, of course). Right next to him is a pic of a hoary-headed billy goat. And then, unbelievably so, an incredibly maned lion.

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