new cass mccombs :: "dreams come true girl" + "jonesy boy"
cass mccombs :: catacombs
Catacombs (out on Domino in July in the U.S. ) is the latest effort from the most perenially underrated dude in indie rock, Cass McCombs. His Dropping the Writ was one of my favorite albums of '07, and the new record looks like it's shaping up to be the definition of a grower, with highlights like "You Saved My Life" and "Lionkiller Got Married" ranking among the most beautiful and affecting (and best) work McCombs has ever done. Take a listen to Catacombs' opening track and lead single "Dreams Come True Girl" -- featuring Hollywood legend Karen Black -- at his myspace page, and drop your e-mail at Domino's website to get a free mp3 of album track "Jonesy Boy."
If you're into those tracks and happen to be unfamiliar with McCombs' earlier work, his stellar 2003 debut EP Not the Way is an ideal starting point; for today only, you can get the full 6-song EP in mp3 format from lala.com for only $1.99. Here's the excellent title track:
cass mccombs :: not the way