Cass McCombs

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Strokes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from East Coast keepers of the classic rock flame,…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2016

Cass McCombs Confirms New Album, Shares ‘Opposite House’ Featuring Angel Olsen

Cass McCombs has announced a new album called Mangy Love. It features contributions from Angel Olsen and Blake Mills, is produced by Rob Schnapf and…
Rachel Brodsky / May 24, 2016

Watch Joan Jett, Sia, Carrie Brownstein, and More Fight for Women’s Rights

It's nice to see iconic rock goddess Joan Jett still getting mileage out of her classic single "Bad Reputation," as she does in a new…
Brennan Carley / October 29, 2014

Cass McCombs Sets ‘Name Written in Water’ to Brutal Farm Footage

Cass McCombs has released four music videos for Big Wheel and Others songs in the nascent days of 2014, each wildly different from the next.
Chris Martins / February 14, 2014

Cass McCombs Honors the Late Karen Black in ‘Brighter!’ Video

The late actress Karen Black is honored in the new video for her haunting Cass McCombs collaboration "Brighter!," from last year's double album Big Wheel…
Chris Martins / January 13, 2014

Cass McCombs Tests Masculine Mores in ‘Big Wheel’ Video

Enigmatic songsmith Cass McCombs returned in 2013 with the double album Big Wheel and Others, which found the man sharpening his trademark wit across 22 tracks.
Chris Martins / January 6, 2014

David Bevan’s 25 Best Albums of 2013

To finish out the year, we'll be offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Today, Senior Editor David Bevan.
David Bevan / December 23, 2013

Cass McCombs Lets It Roll With the Spooky, Overstuffed ‘Big Wheel and Others’

Big Wheel and Others has an awful lot of songs. Big whoop. Cass McCombs released an awful lot of music in 2011, too: two albums'
Alfred Soto / October 18, 2013

The Escape Artist: Cass McCombs’ Mercurial Brilliance

Crouching on an island of rotten linoleum, hammer in hand, Cass McCombs proposes some friendly competition. "If you're lucky, you'll get an entire tile to…
David Bevan / October 16, 2013

20 Albums You Can Hear Now: Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Cass McCombs, Dismemberment Plan, More

Clear your schedule: We've collected streams of brand new albums by Pearl Jam, Cass McCombs, the Dismemberment Plan, the Head and the Heart, Tim Hecker,…
Kyle McGovern / October 9, 2013

Cass McCombs Unspools Entire Double Album ‘Big Wheel and Others’

Mysterious tunesmith Cass McCombs has pulled the curtain back on his newest album. The upcoming Big Wheel and Others doesn't drop until October 15, but…
Kyle McGovern / October 7, 2013

Cass McCombs and Karen Black Sway Together on Beautiful ‘Brighter’

Cass McCombs has a reputation for keeping quiet. The mysterious singer-songwriter is famously interview-averse, known for valuing his privacy, and kept a low-profile all throughout…
Kyle McGovern / September 18, 2013

SPIN’s 50 Fall Albums That You Gotta Hear

School is back in session. The crops are being gathered. The pigskin ritual is afoot. And once again, we await the return of the Great…
SPIN Staff / September 3, 2013

Cass McCombs Haunts Heartbreak Hotels on ‘There Can Only Be One’

If it seemed a bit ambitious for enigmatic songsmith Cass McCombs to release two albums in a year the last time he stepped out, well,…
Chris Martins / August 22, 2013

Cass McCombs Asks What It’s Like to Crap in the Cosmos on ‘Morning Star’

Mysterious folky Cass McCombs has made a point of maintaining privacy throughout his career, rarely granting interviews and never settling in one city for very…
Chris Martins / June 28, 2013

Stream Cass McCombs’ Shaggy ‘Three Men Sitting on a Hollow Log’

We haven't had a new full-length from Cass McCombs since 2011's Wit's End and Humor Risk double-helping, but the mysterious singer-songwriter will soon drop a previously unreleased track, "Three…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Cass McCombs, ‘
Humor Risk’ (Domino)

This enigmatic singer-songwriter has packed a remarkable amount of soul-crippling drama into one year. After his tenderly downcast, early 2011 effort, Wit's End, Cass McCombs…
William Goodman / November 15, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Cass McCombs Teams With Rostam

Cass McCombs is that rare artist, in the era of overshare, who maintains a semblance of privacy: He doesn't give many interviews and lives a…
SPIN Staff / October 6, 2011

Cass McCombs, ‘Wit’s End’ (Domino)

A loner nomad with a knack for canny poetry, soft arrangements, and crawling tempos, Cass McCombs seems like an anachronism. Wit's End is even more…
Chris Martins / April 26, 2011
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