New Cass McCombs Double Album, "Big Wheel and Others"

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Postby mead » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:38 pm

make your own music from inside a chinese box my fellas
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Postby Eugenics » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:16 am

NETFLIX AND DIE
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Postby Grey Poupon » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:26 am

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Postby robot_by_the_river » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:59 am


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Postby gandhi » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:37 am

hell yeah
i think thats the most i've ever heard him talk
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Postby gandhi » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:46 am


this is also rad
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Postby grace cathedral park » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:51 pm

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Postby Grumby » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:24 pm

this album's weird as shit man. sounds like street drugs.
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Postby Grumby » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:37 pm

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Postby brent » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:03 pm

cannot stop listening to this
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:49 am

i think i posted this ITT a long time ago, but i managed to save this Domino Radio special of unreleased/rare Cass, entitled "Eavesdropping On the Competition," from a couple years ago.
just re-upped it for a friend, and thought i would post again here. has an absolutely wonderful version of "Everything Has To Be Just So" ~15:06 that is vastly different to the one that ended up on BWaO.

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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:16 am

steakspoon wrote:sorry if sounds corny fellas but i'll always remember where i was when i heard my first big star song..the internet
ripersnifle wrote:that aesthetic was tight
worrywort wrote:it's called the temple grandin
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Postby mead » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:53 am

best cass since wit's end



that guitar on low flying bird
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Postby Grey Poupon » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:10 am

gandhi wrote:hell yeah
i think thats the most i've ever heard him talk

Have you ever seen this? its pretty chill. Matt likes talking fingerpickin so it's a meeting of minds
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Postby gandhi » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:18 pm

aw yeah, that whole series is fun, matt's great

that radio special ripersnifle posted is good fun
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Postby brent » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:20 pm

yeah i love guitar moves. i want more of it
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:00 pm

was on a flight today and jammed Catacombs and then the new one a few times.
man was Catacombs ever tasty. haven't given it a full listen in a year or so. feel like it's one of those records that can really hit you in the right way if you're in the perfect headspace/mood. all the drumming/drum production in particular was really doing it for me.

i don't think i had ever really enjoyed "eavesdropping on the competition" as much as i did today. what a sophisticated little ditty.
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Postby antoine » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:22 pm

brent wrote:yeah i love guitar moves. i want more of it

Same.
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Postby robot_by_the_river » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:21 am

Re: McCombs talking, he did a podcast while back

http://poddirectory.com/episode/3575388 ... ss-mccombs

It's pretty bad. Def insight into those awkward, stilted interviews.
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Postby Future » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:31 am

Cass is the guest on this week's No Effects with Jesse Cohen (dude from Tanlines) too
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Postby ripersnifle » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:22 pm

Cass interview in People(!): http://www.people.com/article/cass-mccombs-interview
he really is being a lot more talkative this cycle.
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:59 pm

man this thing from 2014 with Big Wheel tracks is so good.
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Postby cruiserbob » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:02 am

Yep new album
and that's that.
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Postby Grey Poupon » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:55 am

... Of the YEAR
tier 1 without a doubt anyway
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Postby Mandible » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:49 am

I think this is his best record now.
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Postby internethandle » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:41 am

i think that's nuts, personally, but catacombs and wit's end are bona fide classics for me at this point so it's not much of a knock against this one

and that being said i think one of the larger issues facing him was that he wasn't going to be able to stretch the sound of those records out for very much longer, which this record seems to address much more effectively than it has any right to. i would never in a million years have expected him to pull off something (or want to pull off something) like "It" for instance, but he did, and it's(!) great!

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Postby antoine » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:15 am

Love Medusa'a Outhouse so much
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Postby antoine » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:29 am

Whoa I hadn't gotten to "It". Rad song.
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Postby Brevity » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:13 am

Still not sure this is one of his best but I've warmed to it in a way I didn't think was possible after the first couple plays. I think buying the record (and listening to it straight through a few times while reading from the lyric sheet) helped. A few songs (Bum Bum Bum/Medusa's Outhouse/It) are all-timers and the general "smoothness"/Rob Schnapf overproduction doesn't bother me as much now I've figured out frames of reference (like, "Rancid Girl" is a weird Dylan/Lennon goof, "Chinese Alley" is late '80s Lou Reed, "Switch" is Steely Dan etc).

I think his stuff has gotten tougher/denser/more knotted and workmanlike over the last couple albums and this keeps with that progression - the production just happens to be really big and pro cuz he signed with a new label so there's a bigger recording budget (and potentially more expectation) than before. But I think it's one of his weirdest/most challenging albums, up there with WIT'S END and Big Wheel (both of which seemed kinda off at the time but have grown into faves although Catacombs is still #1 duh)
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