An American songwriter born of the traditional romantic wandering sense, it's unsurprising that California native Cass McCombs has spent much of that songwriting life swapping city for city and town for town. Having cut his teeth in New York, he wrote and recorded the 4AD-released debut A whilst living in Baltimore and after a quick turn around with 2005's PREfection, relocated to Los Angeles where he emerged, now signed to Domino, with 2008's Dropping The Writ. To keep things nicely symmetrical, album number four Catacombs was released in June '09.
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The title of Cass McCombs’ new album sounds so much like his name that you can’t help but wonder if he’s hinting at the labyrinthine depths of his inner self. Maybe I’m overthinking this, but the media-shy troubadour doesn’t exactly dissuade such analysis; a prime...
Dropping the Writ’ is an informal term meaning "the procedure in some government systems where the head of government goes to the head of state and formally advise them to dissolve parliament", apparently.
It's anyone's guess as to why Cass McCombs has chosen the phrase...