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Cass McCombs made his TV debut on The Ellen Degeneres Show — watch

A four-piece quartet joined him for Mangy Love opener "Bum Bum Bum"

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    Well, here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: The elusive, impenetrable California singer/songwriter Cass McCombs was on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show this morning.

    Along with a four-piece band, McCombs offered a lovely rendition of “Bum Bum Bum,” the first track from Mangy Love, which he dropped in August. McCombs has long been a cult favorite, as well as sometimes alienating in his leaps between psychedelia, folk, and alt-country. I doubt anyone would peg Degeneres a Wit’s End fan, but her live intro is fawning and her website cites McCombs as “one of Ellen’s favorite artists.”

    Too bad he didn’t show off his tea blowing skills.

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    Watch the performance above.

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