Photo by Paul Valencia

Northern California-based guitarist and songwriter Cass McCombs is on the road again, a theme that finds its way into the essence of this artist’s sound. This time McCombs is heading down to Austin, TX, for SXSW before playing some U.S. shows in May in support of his upcoming LP. The release date of McCombs’ fifth full-length album, Wit’s End, has been pushed back to April 26 and will be available on LP, CD, cassette and digital formats via Domino.

Wit’s End is the result of McCombs recording in multiple houses and studios over the last two years in California, New Jersey, New York and Chicago. By teaming up quiet, blues-driven organs and guitars with McCombs’ sensitive vocal style, the album should encapsulate the exemplary sound that fans have come to expect from McCombs. Joining him at SXSW and on the following tour are Will Canzoneri (keyboard), Dan Lead (guitar), Rob Barbato (bass) and Dan Allaire (drums). The opening track of Wit’s End, “County Line,” is available for previewing here.

SXSW Shows For Cass McCombs:
03/17 – Other Music – French Legation
03/17 – Domino Showcase – Emo’s Main Room
03/18 – Gorilla vs. Bear Party – Klub Krucial
03/18 – Pitchfork Day Party – East Side Drive In
03/19 – The FADER Fort – TBA

Tour Dates For Cass McCombs:
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
05/05 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall*
05/07 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel*
05/08 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern*
05/09 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
05/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^

*with Frank Fairfield
^with Jana Hunter