Cass McCombs, who has earned the respect and admiration of fellow peers like Dawes and Phish, has released a series of artistically successful independent albums; he is a unique wordsmith who requires your attention, with songs that are chock-full of weird and colorful imagery. On this, his eighth collection of songs, McCombs pulls out all the stops by dipping his toes into the pools of smooth funk and soul, Dadaist psychedelia and progressive soundscapes. His vocal delivery is deceptively cryptic and cool, with a Lou Reed-meets-Kevin Gilbert sensibility.
Score: 8 out of 10
Producer: Cass McCombs, Rob Schnapf, Dan Horne