The prolific Cass McCombs doles out his second album in 2011. The first was Wit’s End, which contained charmer “County Line” as well as other moody waltzes. With Humor Risk, Cass rocks it out a bit more.
The opening track “Love Thine Enemy” trembles in with an incessant bass line, and Cass even breaks out the electric guitar for “Mystery Mail”. At the heart of Humor Risk is poetic lyrics set against melancholy cadences. On “To Everyman His Chimera”, Cass spits “California makes me sick. Like trying with a rattle snake.” OUCH!
Classic Cass for fans. A little country. All little rock. All heart.
Love Thine Enemy
The Living Word
The Same Thing
To Every Man His Chimera
Robin Egg Blue
Meet Me At The Mannequin Gallery
11.30 – Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
12.1 – San Diego, CA / Casbah
12.4 – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
12.6 – Vancouver, British Columbia / Electric Owl
12.7 – Seattle, WA / Tractor Tavern
12.8 – Portland, OR / Doug Fir
12.9 – Eugene, OR / Cozmic