Never achieving the mass popularity that they deserved, CASS MCCOMBS’ firsttwo releases "Not the Way" and "A" were able to catch press acclaim whereverthere were ears smart enough to appreciate them. But it will be hard tokeep "PREfection", CASS MCCOMBS 2nd full length, within the grasp of justthe underground. A shift of character, "PREfection" is a record of swooning romance, with apristine guitar pop heart. The mood is a timeless one of slumbering, echo-ydrums, ghostly organ drones, reverb-shuddering guitars, and CASS’s vocaltaking the foreground, towering with an understated emotive quality, eitherwhispering in your ear or losing itself in its own melodies. CASS’ words andlyrics on "PREfection" are nothing less than astounding. There are shortstories with stray ends that need tying up, an intriguing obliqueness, butCass wants to keep the veil in place. All the better to lure you in.
With "PREfection" CASS MCCOMBS, will finally be realized as a prominent andcritical artist of our time. There is something new and magical here.
The debut EP from San Fran-NY City Transplant Cass McCombs. A most beautiful EP, Not the Way is the beginning to what will be a prolific career. Taking things old and making them new again, Cass is living his music, not imitating. Folks, this is not your basic indie rocker wanting to do folk style music.