February 01, 2023

John McCabe: Somehow Or Another (2017​-​2022 EPs and singles compilation)

Singer and guitarist John McCabe never managed to get on the train heading for college rock stations appreciation. Which is odd, because he sounds an awful lot like R.E.M.. singer Michael Stipe and his songs also cover the middle ground between Americana and jangling indie. The new compilation Somehow Or Another contains the EPS and singles he released since 2017 and serves as a belated recognition of his output.

McCabe is an observer, donning the position of an outsider looking in, with his voice and guitar as the key ingredients for his storytelling. There is a sense of loneliness permeating through the tracks (Bus Stop, St. Luke's, Used To Say), but he also rocks out when the mood strikes him (Buckled, Brake Parts). This release may not be his ticket to world domination, but it sure will get him the occasional date in slightly bigger venues than he is playing right now as a solo artist. As a member of Good at Rockets, he already managed to that and lightning might strike twice.

Somehow Or Another (2017-2022 EPs and singles compilation) is released via Subjangle (2CD, digital).

  1. No Surprises
  2. Bus Stop
  3. Too Late
  4. Exhausted
  5. St. Luke's
  6. One Act Play
  7. Try To Take Notice
  8. Buckled
  9. How You Are
  10. These Years
  11. On the Other Hand
  12. Paint
  13. Used To Say
  14. What For
  15. Disagree
  16. Screeching Halt
  17. Hold The Mist
  18. Brake Parts
  19. Medicin
  20. Sirens
  21. Marbles
  22. Lightly
  23. Almost Over
  24. Here Comes The Rain
  25. Broken
  26. Winter

Live date:
  • O2/04 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (Good at Rockets)

» johnmccabemusic.com

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