Cass McCombs (born November 13, 1977) is an American musician. He received critical acclaim for his 2003 album A and his album Dropping the Writ was named one of Amazon.com's Best of 2007. McCombs toured with Modest Mouse in 2005 before moving to Los Angeles to work on his third full-length, Dropping the Writ. He appeared on the WB's "Rockville, CA" on May 12, 2009.
Cass McCombs was born in Concord, California. Before starting his music career he worked for a time at the Park Theater, a vintage movie theater built in 1944 in Lafayette, California. At the age of 23 he set off to the East Coast and began networking and performing open mics in New York City and Baltimore. He has spent most of his adult life traveling the United States, moving from one city to the next, settling at one point in Baltimore, where he recorded his debut E.P. Not the Way, which was released in 2003 by a local indie label. A was released early the following year and was distributed in Europe and the UK 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. In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles to work on his third full-length, Dropping the Writ. It was released on October 9, 2007 by Domino Records.
The Domino Records website has stated that McCombs will have a new LP entitled "Catacombs", set to be released on June 1, 2009.
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