Catacombs (album)

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Catacombs
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Studio album by Cass McCombs
Released June 1, 2009
Genre Alternative country, folk
Length 51:50
Label Domino
Producer Ariel Rechtshaid, Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs chronology
Dropping the Writ
(2007)Dropping the Writ2007
Catacombs
(2009)
Wit's End
(2011)Wit's End2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Rockfeedback 3/5 stars[3]
Prefix Mag (9/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[5]
Gigwise.com 3.5/5 stars[6]
NME (8/10)[7]

Catacombs is the fourth full-length album by Cass McCombs released on June 1, 2009 in the UK, and on July 7 in North America via Domino Records. The first single, "Dreams Come True Girl", was released on May 25, 2009. The single also features Academy Award-nominee Karen Black as backing vocals. The album was voted one of the 50 greatest albums of 2009 by Pitchfork Media. Music videos have been released for the songs "Dreams-Come-True-Girl", "You Saved My Life", and "The Executioner's Song".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreams-Come-True-Girl" – 5:20
  2. "Prima Donna" – 4:53
  3. "You Saved My Life" – 5:24
  4. "Don't Vote" – 5:26
  5. "The Executioner's Song" – 4:21
  6. "Harmonia" – 6:06
  7. "My Sister, My Spouse" – 5:14
  8. "Lionkiller Got Married" – 5:34
  9. "Eavesdropping on the Competition" – 3:53
  10. "Jonesy Boy" – 4:44
  11. "One Way to Go" – 2:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Cass McCombs (Artwork, Audio Production, Composer, Guitars, Harmonica, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals)
  • Rob Barbato (Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Tom-Tom, Vocals)
  • Will Canzoneri (Organ)
  • Greg Leisz (Pedal Steel Guitar)
  • Orpheo McCord (Percussion, Vocals)
  • Ariel Rechtschaid (Audio Engineer, Synthesizer)
  • Daniel Rukasin (Trombone)
  • Walker Teret (Bass, Piano, Vocals)
  • Luke Top (Acoustic Guitar)

Other Personnel[edit]

  • Gelett Burgess (Composer)
  • Aaron Shugart Brown (Artwork)
  • Karen Black (Featured Artist)
  • Asha Schechter (Photography)
  • Christopher Wilson (Photography)
  • Dave Shultz (Mastering)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catacombs by Cass McCombs". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rockfeedback. "- RFB". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Album Review: Cass McCombs - Catacombs". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cass McCombs: Catacombs Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Jones, Huw (May 27, 2009). "Review: Cass McCombs - 'Catacombs' (Domino)". Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Robinson, Martin (May 27, 2009). "Review: Cass McCombs - Catacombs". IPC Media. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 

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