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Cass McCombs Shares New Song “Estrella” and Performs Two Songs in “A Takeaway Show” Session

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

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Cass McCombs is releasing a new album, Tip of the Sphere, on February 8, 2019 via ANTI-. Previously he shared its first single, “Sleeping Volcanoes” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, “Estrella.” He has also done A Take Away Show for La Blogotheque. It was filmed at the Dutch National Railway Museum when McCombs was in Utrecht playing the Le Guess Who? Festival in November and features performances of both “Sleeping Volcanoes” and “Estrella.” Listen to “Estrella” below and also watch both A Take Away Show performances below.

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.

Cass McCombs Tour Dates:

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 *
Mon. March 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Horsehoe *
Tue. March 12 - Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland *
Thu. March 14 - Nashville, TN @ The Exit-In *
Fri. March 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi *
Sat. March 16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Sun. March 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ The BackRoom at Collectivo *
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
Mon. March 25 - Vancouver, BC @ St. James
Tue. March 26 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed. March 27 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Fri. March 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Sat. March 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Thu. April 4 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s
Fri. April 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

* = with Sam Evian

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