Sam Quinn wants to get you upset and depressed in a bad way.

by oz on April 5, 2010

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Sam Quinn sums up his style of music in the first 15 seconds of this video:

If you go up and cut somebody’s stomach with a knife, they’re probably going to remember that longer than if you give them a piece of gum.

We reported on Sam Quinn not too long ago and described the album as a devastatingly beautiful batch of sad songs. I was unaware of how intentional this was until watching this video that features a few of his new songs, some commentary on how shitty he hopes you feel, some great chew tin shooting, jogging with short shorts and a bunny mask, and some bold paraplegic wheelchair acting in the face of karma.

The video is incredibly weird.

I can’t tell if he’s serious or not in his quest to make us miserable. I love sad music, but not because I’m sad. I find it oddly uplifting to hear songwriting about someone that’s worse off than me. I don’t take Sam’s lyrics and make them my own thoughts. If I’m having a bad day at the office, I’ll play Sam Quinn on the way home because that bearded son of a bitch is always way worse off than me. Ahhhh. That feels better.

The Fake That Sunk 1,000 Ships is due out in May.

Sam Quinn – Suite Motown

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody April 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I feel better about knowing Sam’s diet. I also like that he shoots empty tins of dip that are taped to a Kenny Loggins album.

Mike O. May 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

Dude, you need an air rifle. That bb gun has got me depressed in a bad way.

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