Baltimore-based singer/songwriter Cass McCombs’ moody but often surprisingly humorous music is aided and abetted by bassist Trevor Shimizu, keyboardist Natalie Conn, and drummer Dutch E. Germ (who has also played with Neil Michael Hagerty). Tours with the Oxes and Palace paved the way for McCombs’ debut EP, 2002’s Not the Way, which arrived on Monitor Records; A was released early the following year and was distributed in Europe and the U.K. by 4AD. McCombs and his band spent much of 2003 and 2004 touring, playing the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival and supporting labelmates Blonde Redhead. Early in 2005, the Sacred Heart single revealed the more polished and poppy (though still dark) direction of his second album, PREfection, which arrived that spring. McCombs toured with Modest Mouse after the album’s release. Later that year, McCombs moved to Los Angeles and began work on his next album. Recorded in studios and at home, Dropping the Writ was released in October 2007, followed by Catacombs in 2009. For 2011’s Wit’s End, McCombs opted for a dark, chamber music-inspired sound. Before the year was out, he returned with another new album, Humor Risk.

Cass McCombs And Meat Puppets Announce Limited Split 7" Single, Out 10/28 On Domino, Cass McCombs and Meat Pupets start tour 8/16 at Poppy and Harriet's

Cass McCombs And Meat Puppets Reveal Split 7″

In news sure to thrill fans of both, the enigmatic Cass McCombs and country-punk icons Meat Puppets are commemorating their upcoming co-headline tour by releasing a split tour single. The limited edition 7″ will feature two new songs by McCombs,

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Cass McCombs Shares "Big Wheel" Video. Cass McCombs will be heading out for the second leg of his world tour, starting January 8th in Bristol, England.

Cass McCombs Shares “Big Wheel” Video

Cass McCombs today premieres the video for “Big Wheel,” the (almost) titular track from Big Wheel and Others, his most recent album. Shot by Cass’s long-term friend and collaborator Albert Herter in New York, California and China,

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Cass McCombs' 'Big Wheel And Others' reviewed by Alan Ranta for Northern Transmissions. Album comes out October 16th, on Domino Records

Review – Big Wheel And Others By Cass McCombs

American nomad Cass McCombs turned a lot of heads when he released two full-length albums in 2011, Humor Risk and Wit’s End. He made sure that attention was captured when, at the end of that year, he released the protest song “Bradley Manning” in defense of a martyr,

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Review Of “Humor Risk” By Cass McCombs

Whenever I hear the term singer/songwriter for some reason it gives me instant nausea. I suppose it’s from so many times walking into a bar or coffee shop to hang out with some friends or get some work done, only to see somebody with a guitar setting up in the corner with a stool and microphone.

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