Published Aug 22, 2013Cass McCombs released two albums in 2011, but having not put out a full-length in 2012, he's making up for lost time by announcing a 22-song double-LP. Big Wheel and Others is due out on October 15 through Domino.
A press release calls this "McCombs's most ambitious and stylistically diverse release to date," with stylistic touchstones apparently including "road songs, rock songs, folk songs, blues songs, country songs, rhythm and blues songs, skronk non-songs, cinema songs, cult songs, poem songs, jams, and ballads."
Singer/actress Karen Black, who died earlier this month, appears on a tune called 'Brighter!"
The hefty tracklist is split across two CDs. A limited edition double-vinyl version will also be available in a run of 500, and these come with an alternate album cover and an exclusive 7-inch containing unreleased songs.
See the tracklist below, and scroll past that (plus the tour schedule) to hear the laid-back cut "There Can Be Only One." If you're suitable impressed, the album is available to pre-order here.
Big Wheel and Others:
1. Sean I
2. Big Wheel
3. Angel Blood
4. Morning Star
5. The Burning of the Temple, 2012
7. There Can Be Only One
8. Name Written in Water
9. Joe Murder
10. Everything Has to Be Just-So
1. It Means a Lot to Know You Care
3. Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love
4. Satan Is My Toy
5. Sean II
6. Home on the Range
7. Brighter! (ft. Karen Black)
8. Untitled Spain Song
9. Sean III
10. Honesty Is No Excuse
11. Aeon of Aquarius Blues
08/30 Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival
09/02 Manchester, UK - Castle Hotel
09/05 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
09/06 Biddeford, ME - The Oak and the Ax
09/07 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
09/14 Hudson, NY - Basilica Soundscape 2013
01/13 London, UK - Queen Elizabeth Hall