I don’t blame you if you find this entry a bit slow, however, I can’t help but think that Cass McComb’s County Line, off his fifth album, Wit’s End, is one of the most disarming, delicately crafted folk songs I’ve heard in quite some time.  The Baltimore-based alternative rock musician has been nothing less than unique since the 2003 release of his debut album, A, putting out records displaying his bleak, humorous and, at times, inspiring mood swings.  County Line is yet another example of the unpredictability that makes McCombs such a versatile, wonderfully confusing artist to follow.  Heavy pianos and fragile guitars give County Line a restrained pace while the chorus has McCombs gently rolling into falsettos that cut right into the emotional core of the track.  Enjoy.


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