Listen to a previously unreleased Quinn Scharber album, Every Other
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Musicians often have demos, half-finished songs, and other odds and ends lying around their bedrooms and/or hard drives. But unless their names begin with “Tu” and end with “pac,” they’re unlikely to have entire albums tucked away. Local musician Quinn Scharber, however, is apparently the exception to that rule. Yesterday, the longtime scene stalwart—and current member of The Wildbirds and Hugh Bob And The Hustle—posted a full-length, long-shelved album to his Bandcamp page. It’s called Every Other, and it’s pretty damn great.
According to a Facebook post from Scharber, the album has been gathering dust for the past two years, and is the result of collaboration with a host of other local musicians:
“Friends: I recorded this record two years ago with Thom Geibel, Joe Kirschling, Jon Phillip, Joshua Gjellestad and Allen Coté, with a tremendous amount of help and encouragement from J Christopher Hughes. After letting it sit in the can for this long, I’m letting it go for free here: I hope you enjoy it.”
Why the record remained unreleased for so long is a mystery. Take one listen to opening track “Summer,” and it’s clear you’re in store for a fully realized, immaculately produced album stuffed with glistening power-pop goodness. Every Other is available now via streaming audio or free download.