Oct 20th, 2013
I’ve been listening to the new Cass McCombs record Big Wheel and Others all week – honestly, it’s the first record I’ve really gotten into of his. I even met Cass once, he played a show I helped put on in LA – I had no context for who he was, really. He was kind, and odd. But he put on a great show – rootsy Americana, I guess. I’ve always known that Cass is a musician’s musician – so I assumed it was just something that I wasn’t ‘getting’ and just couldn’t fully understand because I didn’t have as sophisticated a musical palette as musicians. Which I now realize is a pretty silly since I’ve been digging this record so much. The record itself is quite sprawling – clocking in at 22 tracks – not abiding to any convention about song or album length – making music for music’s sake.
I’m off to Dublin and London for work for the week, but I’ll leave you to check out this record which should keep you occupied in the meantime. Enjoy one of my favourite tracks, below.