ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CASS MCCOMBS (USA) – TIP OF THE SPHERE

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CASS MCCOMBS (USA) – TIP OF THE SPHERE

“Another immense masterpiece from Cass McCombs full of nuance and depth. A kaleidoscopic, at times stunningly brutal, but always honest look into the absurdities of the modern world according to the complex lyrical musings and myriad of musical influences of one of America’s finest singer-songwriters; one of its few quintessentially true modern day “tell it like it is” troubadours. That he hasn’t got the wide appreciation he deserves and in all probability never will speaks volumes about the wider music world’s general lack of artistic integrity and intelligence, something McCombs, without overtly setting out to do so, exposes with every note and every word”.

James Stocker. Indie30.

While every track is a highlight, we’ve included our very favourites below as well as the video for the Pixley Train Robbery. Listen to the wondrous seven minute opener ‘I Followed The River To What’, the nimble, country tinged and perfectly paced ‘Estrella and ‘American Canyon Sutra’ which sees him, in hypnotic spoken word fashion, piss all over exclusionary racism, gentrification, corporatisation and the scourge of the modern earth, neo-liberalism.

Tip Of The Sphere is out now through Anti. Buy on all formats here.

*Our album of the Week page is here.

*Just added – new video for ‘Sleeping Volcanoes below – 20/2/19

 

The Great Pixley Train Robbery

Cass McCombs (USA)

From the album, ‘Tip Of The Sphere’, Anti.

Official Video

 

Sleeping Volcanoes

Cass McCombs (USA)

From the album, ‘Tip Of The Sphere’, Anti.

Official Video

 

I Followed The River To What

Cass McCombs (USA)

From the album, ‘Tip Of The Sphere’, Anti.

Audio Stream

 

Estrella

Cass McCombs (USA)

From the album, ‘Tip Of The Sphere’, Anti.

Audio Stream

 

American Canyon Sutra

Cass McCombs (USA)

From the album, ‘Tip Of The Sphere’, Anti.

Audio Stream