Cass McCombs Biography

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Born: 1977/11/13
Genres: Rock, Folk, Alt-country

Cass McCombs (born in 1977) is an American songwriter and performer from Concord, California.

His debut E.P., entitled “Not the Way E.P.” was released by the small Baltimore-based Monitor Records in 2002. After relocating there, his first full-length album, “A,” was released early in 2003 on Monitor in the U.S. and in Europe and the U.K. by 4AD.

After a week of recording in Michigan, his second LP, “PREfection,” arrived in spring 2005. Later that year, he decamped to Southern California to begin work on his third full-length, “Dropping the Writ,” which was released in 2007, by Domino Records.

Following a period in Chicago, he returned to California to record “Catacombs” before its eventual U.S. release in 2009. The first single, “Dreams Come True Girl,” featured Academy Award-nominee Karen Black on backing vocals.

His fifth LP, “WIT's END,” was released by Domino in 2011. Another album, "Humor Risk," was also issued by Domino in 2011.

McCombs' seventh full-length release, “Big Wheel And Others," was released via Domino in 2013. It was a double LP featuring 22 tracks.