Humor Risk, Cass McCombs' 2nd full-length of the year is out now. Humor Risk is an attempt at laughter instead of confusion, chaos instead of morality, or, as fellow Northern Californian Jack London said, “I would rather be ashes than dust!”. Musically, it is more rhythm-based, tempos swifter to nearly rocking, than the sparse Wit’s End.
Here's what a few people have already said about the new album:
"continuing to build a body of work that few of his generation can match" STEREOGUM
“After his tenderly downcast, early 2011 effort, Wit’s End, Cass McCombs confronts life’s miseries with a smirk and a softly rocking beat on this enjoyable sixth album. . . Suffering rarely has sounded so comforting.” SPIN
“the opening major-key strums are warm and welcoming, immediately setting up what plays out (sonically, at least) as a long sigh of relief, a cruising acoustic motorik” PITCHFORK [Best New Track for 'The Same Thing]
Stream the album below or here: