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Back in the late ’00s, Cass McCombs befriended Karen Black, the New Hollywood actress known for roles in movies like Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces. The two began collaborating, with Black singing on a couple McCombs tracks. They were also recording together before Black’s death in 2013. In the past three years, McCombs has been at work completing a project, compiling and co-producing a collection called Dreaming Of You, made up of lost recordings that McCombs and Black’s husband found on old tapes.

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Karen Black, the great ’70s New Hollywood actress who starred in movies like Five Easy Pieces, Easy Rider, The Great Gatsby, and Nashville, died of cancer in 2013. Black was also a musician who collaborated with elusive folk-rock wanderer Cass McCombs a few times, singing on his songs “Dreams Come True Girl” and “Brighter!” And for the past three years, McCombs has been compiling and co-producing Dreaming Of You (1971-1976), a new collection of Black’s best studio and demo recordings meticulously restored from dusty original tapes with the help of Black’s husband Stephen Eckelberry and restoration engineer Tardon Feathered.

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Singer-songwriter tackles Election Day apathy on remake of 2009 song, “Don’t Vote” For more, check out: (Source)

The election looms next week, and we’re hearing from a lot of artists, celebrities, and general luminaries about the importance of voting. But man, who saw this lineup coming? Cass McCombs has entered the fray, and he’s brought Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky to help him get his point across.

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Today’s streaming choices include the 88FIVE Live festival, Paul Van Dyk, Cass McCombs, Laura Marling, High Sierra fest, Deep Sea Diver, Wayne Everett and more.

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Ryley Walker loves covers! The man once covered an entire lost Dave Matthews Band album. A couple of months ago, he covered Grandaddy‘s “The Go In The Go-For-It.” He also, of course, covered a 2000s song for us as part of our ongoing Save Stereogum campaign. And now covered some more!

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Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn were supposed to go on a co-headlining tour in May. That obviously did not happen, but over the weekend they released the two-song 7″ that they recorded together earlier this year and had planned to sell at that run of shows. McCombs took the lead on a cover of the…

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Cass McCombs, one of our greatest songwriters, likes to move in mystery. McCombs stays off of social media and generally seems to shy away from any and all spotlights, so whenever he pops up with anything new, it’s a surprise. Last year, McCombs released Tip Of The Sphere, his most recent album. Since then, he’s […]