Harmonic presents Cass McCombs
+ support from Myles Manley
The Workmans Club
Saturday January 11th
Big Wheel and Others is Cass McCombs’ seventh-and-a-half album and will be released October 15th (October 14th in the rest of the world) on Domino Records.
Within his decade-long career, most recently releasing WIT’S END and Humor Risk in 2011, Big Wheel and Others is McCombs’ most encompassing work to date, marking a bold new chapter in the myth of this fascinating and singular artist. It’s brimming with McCombs’ gift for evocative storytelling, discerning introspection, and heartrending melody delivered through a haze of mystery and romance.
Big Wheel and Others comprises twenty-two songs (or, as they are more often and unfortunately known in the After Compact Disc—hereafter “ACD” era—tracks). But “double album” implies bloat, prog, and concept, so, let’s stick with “songs.” Big Wheel and Others is a bundle, a bindle, a hay bale, and an oil barrel of songs. Some of the genres that are to be found in varying degrees in the songs on this album are: 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 – to use however you wish.
Big Wheel and Others will be available on double CD, standard and limited edition 2xLP and digital. The limited edition 2xLP (limited to 500) features special packaging, an alternate album cover, and an exclusive 7″ containing unreleased tracks. The double CD and limited edition 2xLP are available exclusively now for pre-order through the Domino Mart; all orders receive “There Can Be Only One” as an instant grat download.