New Release: Cass McCombs – Tip Of The Sphere / Sleeping Volcanoes

Cass McCombs has announced details of his ninth full-length album, Tip Of The Sphere, due February 8th 2019 on ANTI- Records

In conjunction with today’s album announcement, McCombs also shares the album’s lead single, Sleeping Volcanoes

While most of McCombs albums have been pieced together in different studios over an extended period of time, Tip Of The Sphere was recorded quickly and with a strong sense of purpose at Shahzad Ismaily’s Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn. This new approach for McCombs brought his songs a raw immediacy and a special balance of compassion and experimentation with the intent of making a more consistent statement

The rock songs have more fervour, the ballads are more beautiful, the explorations more confident; the sounds of jazz and Latin music creep in through the back window. Engineered by Sam Owens (aka Sam Evian), Tip Of The Sphere features the core band of McCombs (guitar, vocals), Dan Horne (bass), Otto Hauser (drums) and Frank LoCrasto (piano, organ, and more), plus a range of special guests

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