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Cass McCombs - 'Not the Way', 'A' and 'PREfection' Reissues
Cass McCombs : 'Not the Way', 'A' and 'PREfection' Reissues
1st July 2024

American singer-songwriter Cass McCombs announces the reissue of his first three records by 4AD – debut EP Not The Way, and first two albums A and PREfection to be released on 6 September. Remastered at Abbey Road, the records are finally back in print for the first time since their original release in the early 2000’s.

+ Pre-order Not The Way, PREfection and A here

If you were around then, you’ll likely remember the sensation of hearing Cass for the first time. It felt like this: A new voice has arrived on the scene, and it’s got our ears all pricked up. In the years since, these foundational albums have only gained power with age and today can be regarded in retrospect as essential building blocks in the secret history of independent rock ‘n’ roll forever after. Now it’s high time to revisit and rediscover their pleasures – and to watch in fellowship as a new audience opens up to these living documents of heart, wit, melancholy, and joy.

To celebrate the announcement, Cass McCombs shares a never heard before demo of ‘Sacred Heart’ alongside a new video filmed by the renowned skater Jerry Hsu. Cass will also be releasing a limited-edition cassette, 2000-2004 Demos, Live and Radio, via Orindal. to coincide with the release of the reissues on 6 September.

+ Pre-order limited-edition cassette, 2000-2004 Demos Live and Radio via Ordinal +

“Heavy-lidded tunes that sound like they were recorded post-bender, pre-afterglow.” – Alternative Press

Cass McCombs - Not The Way

A1. Not the Way
A2. So Damn Pure
A3. Opium Flower
B1. Your Mother and Father
B2. Nobody’s Nixon
B3. It’s Getting Colder

“A most compelling, sad and beautiful record. [Cass] eschews Nick Drake or Elliot Smith’s hushed delivery for the ramshackle, worn beauty of the Velvet Underground by way of Alex Chilton.” – The Times

Cass McCombs - A

A1. I Went to the Hospital
A2. Bobby, King of Boys Town
A3. What Isn’t Nature
A4. AIDS in Africa
A5. A Comedian is Someone Who Tells Jokes

B1. Gee, It’s Good to be Home
B2. Meet Me Here at Dawn
B3. When The Bible Was Wrote
B4. My Pilgrim Dear
B5. Bedding Down Post-Xmastime
B6. My Master

Cass McCombs - PREfection

A1. Equinox
A2. Subtraction
A3. Multiple Suns
A4. Tourist Woman
A5. Sacred Heart

B1. She’s Still Suffering
B2. Cuckoo
B3. Bury Mary
B4. City of Brotherly Love
B5. All Your Dreams May Come True

18th - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz CA, USA*
19th - The Chapel, San Francisco CA, USA*
20th - Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA, USA*
25th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, USA^
26th - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA, USA ^
27th - The Ottobar, Baltimore MD, USA ^

* with Papercuts
^ with Advance Base