Cass McCombs - Tip Of The Sphere //Epitaph// (Released 8th February)


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£21.99 – 2xLP

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. McCombs has never made two albums that sound the same. His new one, Tip Of The Sphere, is particularly unique.

Tip Of The Sphere is McCombs’ 9th studio album and while many of his records have been comprised of songs recorded in different studios and pieced together over time, this one was recorded quickly in one location with a strong sense of purpose, resulting in his most consistent record to date. This approach brings a raw immediacy to his songs, which are some of his best yet as he finds the perfect balance of compassion and experimentation. The rock songs rock harder, the ballads are more beautiful, the experiments more confident; with the sounds of jazz and latin music creeping in through the back window. This is an artist trying to make sense of it all through a relentless, ever searching creative process.


A1. I Followed The River South To What

A2. The Great Pixley Train Robbery

A3. Estrella

B1. Absentee

B2. Real Life

B3. Sleeping Volcanoes

C1. Sidewalk Bop After Suicide

C2. Prayer For Another Day

C3. American Canyon Sutra

D1. Tying Up Loose Ends

D2. Rounder

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