Cass McCombs

Cass McCombs

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.

Meg Baird

Meg Baird (Drag City, Wichita) is a recording artist, singer, songwriter and finger-style guitarist.

She's best known for the abstract emotional depth of her original compositions, and her skillful reinterpretation of lost gems from the deep reaches of neglected back catalogs. Baird has collaborated with and contributed to works by artists including Will Oldham, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Glenn Jones and--most notably, as a founding member of the dark pastoral psychedelic folk combo Espers.

She also writes and records with her sister Laura Baird.

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