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Cass McCombs Announces New Album and Tour, Shares New Song “Sleeping Volcanoes”

Tip of the Sphere Due Out February 8, 2019 via ANTI-

Oct 30, 2018 Photography by Silva Grav
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Cass McCombs has announced a new album, Tip of the Sphere, and shared its first single, "Sleeping Volcanoes." Tip of the Sphere is due out February 8, 2019 via ANTI-. He has also announced some tour dates. Check out "Sleeping Volcanoes" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the tour dates.  

The album is the follow-up to 2016's Mangy Love, which made Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. McCombs traditionally records his albums in bits and pieces in different studios over time, but took a different approach with Tip of the Sphere, recording the whole thing quickly in one location: Shahzad Ismaily's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn. A press release says this new approach "brought his songs a raw immediacy and a special balance of compassion and experimentation with the intent of making a more consistent statement." Sam Owens (aka Sam Evian) engineered the album, which features McCombs on guitar and vocals, as well as Dan Horne (bass), Otto Hauser (drums), and Frank LoCrasto (piano, organ, and more), as well as some guests.

Also read our 2016 interview with Cass McCombs.

Tip of the Sphere Tracklist:

1. I Followed The River South To What
2. The Great Pixley Train Robbery
3. Estrella
4. Absentee
5. Real Life
6. Sleeping Volcanoes
7. Sidewalk Bop After Suicide
8. Prayer For Another Day
9. American Canyon Sutra
10. Tying Up Loose Ends
11. Rounder

Cass McCombs Tour Dates:

Fri. Nov. 9 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
Sat. Nov. 10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
Sun. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
Mon. Nov. 12 - London, UK @ Hoxton Hall - SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 14 - Leffinge, BE @ De Zwerver
Fri. Nov. 16 - Rust, DE @ Rolling Stone Park
Mon. March 4 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Tue. March 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Thu. March 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murrmr
Fri. March 8 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat. March 9 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Fri. March 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
Sat. March 16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. March 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wed. March 20 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Sat. March 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Tue. March 26 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed. March 27 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Sat. March 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Fri. April 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

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