Today, Cass McCombs shares “The Great Pixley Train Robbery”, a new single off of his forthcoming album, Tip of the Sphere, out February 8th via ANTI- Records.
Following two previously released singles, “Sleeping Volcanoes” and “Estrella”, “The Great Pixley Train Robbery” kicks it up a notch, acting as an Old West-tinged tale that describes scenes of a violent train robbery, the greed for gold, and claims of insanity. Based on a newspaper article McCombs uncovered from the 1800’s, the track shows off McCombs’ pure creativity and apt for vivid storytelling.
Recorded at Shahzad Ismaily’s Figure 8 studios in Brooklyn, 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.
McCombs will kick off his North American tour March 4th at Union Stage in Washington, DC. All dates are below.
Watch “The Great Pixley Train Robbery” Video – https://youtu.be/tJweioHk6t0
Listen To “Sleeping Volcanoes” – https://youtu.be/aJd_bd9vBFc
Listen to “Estrella” – https://youtu.be/sJTR-d8X2jk
Pre-order Tip of the Sphere – https://ffm.to/cm_tipofthesphere
Cass McCombs Tour Dates:
Mon. March 4 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage *
Tue. March 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
Thu. March 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murrmr
Fri. March 8 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Sat. March 9 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
Mon. March 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Horsehoe *
Tue. March 12 – Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland *
Thu. March 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Exit-In *
Fri. March 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi *
Sat. March 16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Sun. March 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ The BackRoom at Collectivo *
Mon. March 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
Wed. March 20 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *
Sat. March 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
Mon. March 25 - Vancouver, BC @ St. James *
Tue. March 26 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
Wed. March 27 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
Fri. March 29 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
Sat. March 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre *
Thu. April 4 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s *
Fri. April 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
Fri. April 26 – Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths
* = with Sam Evian