Cass McCombs is pleased to share the video for “Angel Blood,” one of the many standout tracks from 2013’s critically-acclaimed Big Wheel And Others. The video,…Read More
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.
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,Read More
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,Read More
2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I…Read More
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,Read More
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.Read More