Cass McCombs is on fire. Hardly four months after the sombre “WIT’S END” (Domino, 2011), the North American troubadour already has the follow-up ready. “Humor Risk” will be released on Domino Record s on 8th November in the USA - and a day earlier in the rest of the world. The production process was a good example of the travelling spirit of the Californian, as the record was recorded in several studios and houses - across Chicago, New Jersey, New York and California - with the help of his right hand man, producer Ariel Rechtshaid. “Humor Risk” is reportedly more rhythmic and lively than its predecessor. Judging from “The Same Thing”, the first advance track (check it below), the rumours are true. In fact, it sounds like McCombs wanted to deliver a sunnier counterpart to “WIT’S END”. Domino promises infectious melodies for the singer-songwriter's trademark narrative lyrics, full of fine and dark irony. His goal is, the label says, to describe the way of life and the feelings of those who surround him with more love than judgement.