Review of That's That Single by Cass McCombs

Cass McCombs
That's That
Single Review

Cass McCombs That's That Single

Oh dear. After last week's introduction to Vampire Weekend, perhaps the thing I least wanted to hear this week was more diluted, vague Afro-pop references presented in a vaguely 'indie' song. If I hadn't spent all those nights listening to Peel and Kershaw, I might actually like this.

The beats aren't suited to lyrics about getting a job cleaning toilets in a nightclub in Baltimore, and the bass and guitar feel laboured compared with the blithely joyous and insanely busy things that Peel and Kershaw used to play. This single feels a bit lazy - tick a few boxes, slow the whole thing down and leave out the difficult bits. God forbid this should ever become a 'movement'. Some of us still remember Jimmy The Hoover .

Jon Watson

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