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.