This Week in Posivibes: Cass McCombs


Mangy Love, Cass McCombs’s latest, is one of those records where an artist makes the most compelling argument for their sound and content possible. During his career, McCombs has eschewed interviews and the kind of lifestyle-sensationalizing journalism that usually surrounds music coverage. As a piece on Aquarium Drunkard puts it, he is “an artist who wants to melt away into his craft, to assimilate into folk consciousness as opposed to self-consciousness.” Mangy Love might be that melting, that slightly unbalanced consciousness assembled in an album in its best form. Check out the album via ANTI- Records and listen to “Opposite House” after the jump.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →