FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: Domino Record Co
INFO: Cass McCombs was born in California in 1977. He began playing guitar at the age of 14 and has a public high school education. Since, he has traveled and lived in many places. His first collection of recorded songs, “Not the Way E.P.”, was released in 2002 by Monitor Records of Baltimore, MD, followed the next year by a full-length, “A”, also on Monitor. Both albums were recorded in San Francisco and inspired partly by the events surrounding 9/11/01 and his experience living in New York City at that time. 4AD records of London began to license the albums abroad. In 2005, now joined by a band, McCombs released a concept-album, “PREfection”, through Monitor/4AD. “PREfection”, recorded very quickly in Michigan during the icy month of February, experiments with diverse lyrical subject matter. Although the band dissipated, McCombs performed extensively in the U.S. throughout the next year, mostly as an opening act in the lower rock circuit, picking up band members where he could.