Cass McCombs Shares “Tip Of The Sphere” Teaser

Rachael Pony Cassells

Cass McCombs Shares “Tip Of The Sphere” Teaser

Rachael Pony Cassells

Earlier today, Cass McCombs’ side project the Skiffle Players shared an advance stream of their debut album. Now, just a few hours later, McCombs appears to be teasing something else.

A new video titled “Tip Of The Sphere” has appeared on his YouTube. Against time-lapse footage of snowcapped mountain ranges, McCombs reads spoken-word passages that starkly contrast the natural beauty of the imagery: “The garbage dump was turned into a recycling center/ But it looks exactly the same.” Oh, and there’s a skittering programmed beat! It definitely sounds like a junkyard — and not much like much of McCombs’ prior discography, although he did flash his environmental concerns with this month’s “Noise Suite For The Green Party.”

Is this a new album? The teaser provides no such details, but the logo of McCombs’ label Anti- Records does flash across the screen at the end. Check it out.

McCombs’ last solo album was 2016’s Mangy Love. He’ll be doing some shows in Europe next month:

11/09 – Weissenhäuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
11/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
11/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
11/12 – London, UK @ Hoxton Hall (SOLD OUT)
11/14 – Leffinge, BE @ De Zwerver
11/16 – Rust, DE @ Rolling Stone Park

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