Cass McCombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter folk seen live indie alternative 4ad american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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1977, Concord, California, USA. Baltimore-based singer-songwriter and guitarist McCombs signed to the indie Monitor label shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century. McCombs and his backing band, featuring Trevor Shimizu (bass), Natalie Conn (keyboards), and Tim DeWitt (drums), issued a six-song EP, Not The Way, in 2002. During the same year McCombs appeared on stage with Anomoanon for two shows, which resulted in a widespread, yet false, rumour that he was a one-time member of the band. Shortly after completing sessions for his debut EP, McCombs and his band signed a recording contract with 4AD Records, making their releases easily available to fans in Europe. The band then began work on a debut album. Combining tracks that alternated between bleak (‘AIDS In Africa’, ‘A Comedian Is Someone Who Tells Jokes’) and jovial (‘Gee, It’s Good To Be Back Home’), the resulting effort, 2003’s A, scored a hit with the critics,...

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