Photo by Rachael Pony Cassells
Last month, Cass McCombs put out A Folk Set Apart, a compilation of rarities and b-sides collected over the course of his decades-long career. Now that he’s sifted through his archives, the alt folk singer-songwriter is ready to return with fresh material.
McCombs’ and the Skiffle Players — which also features Neal Casal, Dan Horne, and Beachwood Sparks’ “Farmer” Dave Scher and Aaron Sperske — are releasing their debut album, Skifflin, on February 12th through Spiritual Pajamas.
The forthcoming LP spans 10 tracks, including titles such as “Coo Coo Bird”, “A Star For You”, and “When the Title Was Wrote”. It serves as McCombs’ first full-length of original music since 2013’s Big Wheel and Others.
As a preview, the Skiffle Players have shared the twangy, meandering cut “Omie Wise”. Listen in below.
01. Coo Coo Bird
02. A Star for You
03. Til Stone Day Comes
04. Michael Weikel
05. Railroadin’ Some
06. Skiffle Strut
08. When the Title Was Wrote
09. Omie Wise
10. Skiffle Paperclip When Science Evolve