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cass mccombs

Tip of the Sphere



Released: 8th Feb 2019


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180g 2lp

Released: 8th Feb 2019


McCombs keeps up his stunning run of form with yet another highly accomplished record, this time subverting his usual measured style by writing and recording the entire album in one session – that sense of urgency shows in a raw record that, suitably for these times, carries an intensity and purpose through a more experimental style than on previous records – bringing comparisons with the likes of Tim Buckley and David Crosby. Never making two albums sound the same across nine releases, McCombs has established himself as an artist in the truest sense of the word – always restless, always seeking compassion in truthful moments. ‘Tip of the Sphere’ may begin in traditional Americana, but by the time it reaches its stunning climax it has drifted into another dimension altogether. “The cranky Californian is back with his best album yet” – the arts desk. "It’s a testament to Cass’ strengths as a songwriter that Tip of the Sphere not only stands apart from its decades- and sometimes centuries-old influences, but from the rest of Cass’ discography." - brooklyn vegan

Tip of the Sphere


  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