With his first solo release since the break-up of The Everybodyfields, Sam Quinn produced a soulful, somber, lo-fi gem with The Fake That Sunk a Thousand Ships.
Quinn's penchant for minor chords and his gut wrenching vocals make this a fitting break-up album. The weeping sounds of pedal steel are present throughout the tracks, adding an extra bit of sorrow.
Many familiar tracks like "Suite Motown," "Strange Wave" and "Mardi Gras" made appearances in Everybodyfields sets before becoming Quinn solo tunes. While Jill Andrews voice are missed on the songs, it's clear that the emotion truly lied with Quinn, the sole songwriter on the album.
The Fake That Sunk a Thousand Ships is a display of raw emotion and will not leave you disappointed unless you're looking to leave with a sunny disposition. A lyric from "Gun" sums up the album best. "I can't get you out of my sight, I kill myself a little every night."
Sam Quinn is playing Local 506 on Friday, May 28.