The music alternates between mania and wonder, within a song-form that McCombs continues to expand upon lyrically, often with the humorous, wry use of stories plucked from his own life experiences. This is his first release on Domino and follows 2002's EP "Not The Way", 2002's full-length "A", and 2005's "PREfection". The third album by Cass McCombs finds the singer-songwriter working on a broad sonic and stylistic canvas. Moving between and blending together singer-songwriter fare (think Iron & Wine or M. Ward) with country, rock, chamber pop, and a distinctively indie sensibility, McCombs casts a seductive spell with his swirling arrangements, poetic lyrics, and compelling hooks. There is also a gentle psychedelic lilt to the album, making DROPPING THE WRIT seem like a hazy dream had by a very smart, sensitive, talented human. This album lets us fully inhabit that dream, and to claim it, perhaps, for ourselves.
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