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Friday, July 24, 2009

My Favorite Band (this week) - Cass McCombs

From the time I heard "Dreams-Come-True-Girl" and "Lionkiller Got Married" on WOXY, I've been on the Cass McCombs bandwagon. His new album, Catacombs, is a gem and one of the year's best. It even garnered Pitchfork's much desired "Best New Music" distinction. Then again, they've been handing that title out like Skittles lately. Anyway, I love the album and I can't really disagree with the many Oberst and '70s Dylan comparisons.

It's easy to get lost in this album of mysterious love songs. It's stripped down yet retains an emotional depth while not getting too serious. It has a relaxed vibe and some humor. Clearly, the dude is no hack. Listen to this song and just try to get it out of your head. I dare you.

Cass is currently touring and on Thursday, July 30th he'll play Iota with Jennifer O’Connor and Mike Bones. I highly recommend you attend.


Unknown said...

shouldn't this feature really be called "my (as in me, david malitz) favorite band last year"?

oh, i keed i keed.

spoon kinda sucked -- y'know, relatively speaking, especially compared to how awesome the last two times i saw them -- at merge. hey, it happens. lambchop was shockingly great. like, i could try to tell you how great they were, but you wouldn't believe me, but i'd be right.

Unknown said...

Cass is sort kinda local for a minute having been in Baltimore and his last album had a lot of songs about his time here.

By the way - that album art is horrific...

Jumbo Slice said...

The album cover looks like a micro-camera examining a colon for polyps.

Jumbo Slice said...

"lambchop was shockingly great"

Somehow I doubt a sock puppet was that good.

Thanks, I'll be here all week.