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Cass McCombs Shares ‘Opposite House’ Video Featuring Angel Olsen

written by Mark Doyle September 13, 2016

Cass McCombs shares ‘Opposite House’ video featuring Angel Olsen

Cass McCombs band play London Scala, 7th November 2016

Mangy Love out now via Anti-

Watch the video for ‘Opposite House’

‘One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade’
Uncut

‘McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but Mangy Love is up there with his very best. Stunning’
4/5 Q

‘This is another classic McCombs album’
4/5 NME

Having recently released his eighth studio album Mangy Love to critical acclaim, Cass McCombs has shared the video for the Angel Olsen-featuring ‘Opposite House’.

Perfectly capturing the strangeness and humour found throughout Mangy Love, director Jonny Look had this to say about the clip:

‘After hearing the track I focused on channeling some of the surreal elements of Cass’s lyrics as well as the endless beauty and gentleness of it’s soundscape. I wanted the surreal elements of our video to be somewhat connected – so it wasn’t just surreal for surreal sake. Something funny, and a little strange.

During the chorus, Cass and Angel both sing ‘Oh Why?’, and I thought that watching people blow tea across the table might have the viewers ask that same question.

For most of my ideas I try to balance beauty and silliness. It’s a kind of an inside joke – something that will hopefully make you chuckle at the very end. I wanted to present the video as though it could all be real – as though we found some ‘Tea Blowers’ to perform as a backdrop to Cass and Angel’s performance. I wanted the viewer to be amazed after the first trick, stunned at the second, and then confused by the third. Hopefully by then they feel in on the joke.’

Cass McCombs, accompanied by a full band, will tour North America and Europe this autumn, including London’s Scala on 7 November. Joining Cass McCombs Band are friends and related acts from the underground: Delicate Steve, Be Gulls, Meg Baird, Big Search, Jack Name, Hush Arbors and more. Mangy Love is out now via ANTI-.

Tour dates

Nov-1st, Point Ephemere, Paris (FR)
Nov-2nd, Rotondes (Klub), Luxembourg (LU)
Nov-3rd, Misty Fest, S. Jorge (PT)
Nov-4th, Kantine am Berghain, Berlin (DE)
Nov-5th, Crossing Border Festival, The Hague (NL)
Nov-7th, Scala, London (UK)

Praise for Mangy Love

‘Lyrically as kaleidoscopic as mid-‘60s Dylan, and packed with fascinating references’
9/10 Uncut

‘One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play’
4/5 The Observer

‘This is music of rare guile and originality’
4.5/5 The Sun

‘His most succinct and affecting work since the near-perfect Wit’s End’
4/5 MOJO

‘McCombs sounds ready to make his commercial breakthrough’
4/5 Evening Standard

‘Prepare to be smitten’
4/5 Metro

‘Mangy Love is [his] most wide-ranging and direct album yet’
9/10 Future Music

‘Mangy Love is a terrific, bizarre album made up of familiar parts rearranged into something new’
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

‘Long live Cass McCombs’
8/10 Drowned in Sound

‘Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters’
8/10 God Is In The TV

‘You don’t often hear such accomplished playing and ambition’
4/5 Dork

‘Mangy Love stands toe-to-toe with his best releases’
London in Stereo

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