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Friday, May 08, 2009

new cass mccombs :: "dreams come true girl" + "jonesy boy"

cass mccombs :: catacombs

Catacombs (out on Domino in July in the U.S. ) is the latest effort from the most perenially underrated dude in indie rock, Cass McCombs. His Dropping the Writ was one of my favorite albums of '07, and the new record looks like it's shaping up to be the definition of a grower, with highlights like "You Saved My Life" and "Lionkiller Got Married" ranking among the most beautiful and affecting (and best) work McCombs has ever done. Take a listen to Catacombs' opening track and lead single "Dreams Come True Girl" -- featuring Hollywood legend Karen Black -- at his myspace page, and drop your e-mail at Domino's website to get a free mp3 of album track "Jonesy Boy."


If you're into those tracks and happen to be unfamiliar with McCombs' earlier work, his stellar 2003 debut EP Not the Way is an ideal starting point; for today only, you can get the full 6-song EP in mp3 format from lala.com for only $1.99. Here's the excellent title track:

cass mccombs :: not the way


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Blogger dean said...

cass is a genius. This album is incredible hopefully this time around is his time. I listened to dropping the writ like 8 times this week, I used to think it sucked but in fact it's AMAZING

11:07 PM  
Anonymous TRMW said...

Agreed on Cass being super underrated, and on Writ being bad ass. Thanks for hooking up that EP at Lala -- totally bought it.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous janet said...

Why doesn't Cass get more press? It bums me out when someone with a much much better album gets like stupid amounts of press and then someone like Cass gets a blog post every once in awhile. More posts about Cass, internet!

But there are performances up on Rockville CA (www.rockvilleca.com) so you know Josh Schwartz and Alex Patsavas like him, so I hope it's only a matter of time.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Keroseneisfun said...

This is my favorite new music artist of the last 5 years. Everything he's released thus far has been very solid.

9:34 PM  

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