Recorded at Shahzad Ismaily’s Figure 8 studios in Brooklyn, Cass' new record Tip of the Sphere was engineered by Sam Owens (aka Sam Evian) and features the core band of McCombs (guitar, vocals), Dan Horne (co-producer, bass), Otto Hauser (drums), and Frank LoCrasto (piano, organ, and more), plus a range of guests including Jason Quever (A and Not The Way) on drums and additional engineering in “The Great Pixley Train Robbery.” Tip of the Sphere sees McCombs’ with a newfound confidence, resulting in rock songs that have more fervor, ballads that are more beautiful, and an overall heightened sound.
“Arguably the greatest American singer-songwriter of this generation” VICE
“One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade" UNCUT
“Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters" GOD IS IN THE TV
"The inscrutable troubadour poses another set of sumptuous riddles on his terrific Mangy Love follow-up" - UNCUT
"There’s something powerful in Cass McCombs' astute lyricism, an engrossing, almost narrative led piece of songwriting" - CLASH
"'Sleeping Volcanoes’ is the kind of song just warm and slightly weird enough to help us melt away our troubles, if only for four minutes" - THE 405
On Rebound, Eleanor Friedberger has created a subtle world that is a little fizzier, a little synthier- more cinematic, more meditative- than her previous three albums. In the wake of 2016's jarring political shift, Friedberger felt a need to be even more self-reliant, right down to the album artwork, in which she painted a backdrop and styled herself as an attempt to look like an amped up Lizzy Mercier Descloux.
In contrast to the sonic serenity of 2016's New View, which she arranged and recorded with her touring band, Rebound was recorded mostly on her own and with the producer Clemens Knieper. Programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted rhythm guitars dominate the landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Cass McCombs / Eleanor Friedberger
06 Jun 2019
13 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington
London N16 8BH