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O'er The Mountain

by The Cassettes

June Bogs 04:51
Feel At Home 04:15
Swampy Song 01:04
Headin' Out 03:05
Mad Mad Lass 02:49
Meteor Rock 03:51


"O'er The Mountain" was recorded in 2002 during the last months of The Cassettes original lineup of Shelby Cinca on Guitar/Vocals and the Dead Meadow rhythm section; Steve Kille (Bass) and Stephen McCarty (Drums) with the additional assistance of Jennifer Potter on 2nd Guitar. Finished post-humously when the band in this configuration decided to part ways. These recordings are a culmination of late night sessions between Shelby Cinca and Steve Kille obsessing over Wings, T. Rex, and Badfinger records, creating their own take of inspired and positive rock tunes. Driving songs such as "All The People" and "This Will Pass" with their hopefully Lennon-esque message. Also herein is the rare vocal performance of drummer Stephen McCarty on "Meteor Rock". The opening and closing tracks of "O'er The Mountain" illuminate a prescient vision of what was to come with the mystic country/steampunk sound that The Cassettes later adopted on the album "'Neath The Pale Moon". Conceptually, the prequel of a musical journey that begins with an un-named protagonist through mountainous terrain and enchanted forests. Recorded by Shelby Cinca and lauded as one of his favorite 8-Track recordings he has ever done. Mixed later in the year 2002 by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya and now self-released after an obscure Italian CD pressing in 2003 on Alice Records. This digital release also contains original demos of Shelby and Steve recorded at the fabled Mystic Gnome Mobile Studios in Arlington, VA at The Stonehenge House.


released September 23, 2003

Shelby Cinca: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Kille: Bass, Vocals
Stephen McCarty: Drums/Vocals
Jennifer Potter: Guitar

Recorded by Shelby Cinca at Mystic Gnome Mobile studios at the Norwegian Cabin in Arlington, VA. Mixed by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya studios.


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From power-pop/rock to mophing into "A rollicking air-balloon ride over a landscape dotted with greasy resonator guitars, screaming accordions and theremins!"—AllMusic

Also known as a Musical Explorers Society, The Cassettes dare to push standard musical structures while maintaining a respectful tip o' the hat to the visionaries of the past.

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