Cass McCombs

Presented/Guest
Sam Evian
Date
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time/Doors
DOORS 8 | SHOW 9
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Cass McCombs is a transient storyteller interested in words, music and dreams. His ninth full-length album, Tip of the Sphere, is due February 8, 2019 on ANTI- Records. In conjunction with today’s album announcement, McCombs shares the album’s lead single, “Sleeping Volcanoes,” and announces a North American tour.

Tip of the Sphere follows 2016’s Mangy Love. For that record, McCombs made his television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and was featured in the New York Times’ Sunday Arts & Leisure section. It was named a “Best Rock Album of the Year” by Pitchfork, featured in the Washington Post’s “Best Music of 2016,” plus many other best of 2016 lists, and was his overall most critically praised album.

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You, Forever was Sam Evian's first foray into a more soul-baring sensibility. Released in the summer of 2018, the album is a beautiful collection that glows with an intense, slow burn. It was hailed by Pitchfork as a collection of songs that are “gentle and sweet but avoid the most saccharine tendencies of soft rock.” Last fall, Sam released a version of the You, Forever track “Next to You” with vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It lit up playlists. Paste magazine said “The track is a beautiful little diamond of Sunday morning guitars and Marvin Gaye-style bass grooves.”

Now, two new songs shine a light on the evolution of Sam Evian's music. “Cherry Tree” is a daydream of the first warm hints of spring, which came to Sam as he took in the sun under a cherry tree in New York’s Central Park. It was also the first song that Sam Owens ever released as Sam Evian. It has remained a fan favorite and a staple of the rousing live set. “Tell me life’s a passing cloud,” he urges amid a charming backdrop of lilting guitars, gorgeous piano flourishes, and a swelling harmony-vocal chorus.

Accompanying “Cherry Tree” is the hazy lament of “Roses,” a new, unreleased song from the You, Forever sessions which offers a lyrically complex but equally reflective outlook as its counterpart. “I’d like to travel freely and see the old roads that I’ve known…”