Snobcast: Cass McCombs

Written by  //  January 28, 2008  //  The Conservatory  //  4 Comments

Cass McCombs This week’s feature artist is new to me, but may not be new to you.

Cass McCombs first released his recordings in 2002 on Baltimore’s Monitor Records and he’s lived in about as many cities as years he’s been recording his music. Going from California to Baltimore to New York to Michigan back to Cali and, finally, to Chicago (for now). His new album Dropping the Writ, an informal term which Wikipedia defines as “the procedure in some government systems where the head of government goes to the head of state and formally advise them to dissolve parliament”, is released on Domino Records of London.

On first listen he sounds like an American Jens Lekman. Tell me what you think?


“That’s That” Cass McCombs Dropping The Writ
“Los Angeles, I’m Yours” The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists
“Chicago X 12″ Rogue Wave Asleep At Heaven’s Gate
“Heavy Metal” Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
“Sister” Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
“The Well And The Lighthouse” The Arcade Fire Neon Bible
“Education” Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
“Turn On Me” The Shins Wincing The Night Away
“God Did Her Nails” Kid Sister vs Louis XIV
“Michael” Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
“Knocking Fablez Down” Pimp C vs The New Pornographers
“This Common Love” Common vs Bloc Party
“Ruby” Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
“Roland” Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights
“Hard To Explain” The Strokes Is This It
“Little Room” The White Stripes White Blood Cells
“Hitchin’ a Ride” Green Day Nimrod
“Paper Cuts” Nirvana Bleach
“Cherub Rock” Smashing Pumpkins 06-29-93 [Acoustic in France]


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4 Comments on "Snobcast: Cass McCombs"

  1. Col. Hector Bravado January 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm · Reply

    I’m just going to assume that this Snobcast is awesome and give it five starts. My speakers are on their way to somewhere in South Caroline to be replaced, I think.
    And they were fucking Bose too. And they were shite.
    Rock on.
    I can’t hear you, but rock on.

  2. Col. Hector Bravado January 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm · Reply

    Correction: five “stars.”

  3. Col. Hector Bravado January 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm · Reply

    Correction: “Carolina.”

  4. Team Donnybrook
    godonnybrook January 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm · Reply

    You’re in top form today Hector. I’m gonna chalk it up to lack of good tunes.

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