Baltimore's indie heartthrob, Cass McCombs, is a crooner in the purest sense. A singer/songwriter with a slurring and swooping register, McCombs mixes dark humor, surrealism, and a hint of tenderness into his work to create songs that manage to be quirky while retaining focus and clarity.
The words "refreshingly original" and "intriguing" have been used by critics to describe McCombs's music. But who cares about critics? His songs are just really good and, at the very least, worth a listen.