Northern California’s Cass McCombs is on a roll. He released two albums in 2011 and graced the cover of Fader Magazine.
We had Catface lend his ear to McCombs latest release “Humor Risk”. Here’s what he had to say:
“Cass McCombs sings gently, drily, lowly and highly, about mannequins and meth-labs, robin eggs and sidewinding snakes, about love and pain being the same thing. Though I don’t agree with everything he says, I do enjoy the way he says it, and the stripped down, sometimes proto-punk, sometimes alt-country production evokes big skies and rusty wheels without derailing the train of melodic stories that flow from McCombs’ psyche (or was it personal experience?). Check out “The Living Word” if you need a prayer and “The Same Thing” and “Mystery Mail” for that ol’ highway thing.”
–Catface, January 10th, 2012
Cass McCombs will be rolling into town on January 22nd to play a show at Kung Fu Necktie.
You can check out “The Same Thing” below: