Sometimes my friends are too cool for school and don't like to get to shows early enough to catch the opening band. However, tonight I am adamant about making it to Webster Hall in time to see Cass McCombs.
Pitchfork gave his latest album PREfection a 7.4 and describes McCombs as an wandering American (song)writer in the tradition of Steinbeck or Hemingway. Many songs conjure up The Cure and Morrissey with their melancholic edge. Plus McCombs's tossled hair and velvety voice are swoon-worthy.
Sacred Heart (mp3)
From A: I Went to the Hospital (mp3)