"Thank god we don’t know a lot about Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautréamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they’re mysterious. Once biographical information contaminates your consciousness, it’s impossible to erase it and look at someone’s work the same way again."

— Don’t hold your breath for Cass McCombs' autobiography.




Cass McCombs delivers a glowing instrumental version of "County Line", one of our favorite songs of the year, as part of Pitchfork.tv’s new live-in-studio session, which also includes new Cass material. 



"The Same Thing", a chugging preview of singer-songwriter Cass McCombs' second album of 2011, is named Best New Track. Photo by Sandy Kim.

"The Same Thing", a chugging preview of singer-songwriter Cass McCombs' second album of 2011, is named Best New Track. Photo by Sandy Kim.




In this hard-hitting video interview, the elusive singer-songwriter Cass McCombs finally faces tough questions like: “Why don’t you ever poke me back on Facebook?” 






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Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs' lackadaisical “County Line” is the latest addition to our Playlist. The song does everything it can to not make a huge splash, and is all the better for it. Read the write-up by Ryan Dombal here.