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Andrew Combs preps LP, touring with Fruit Bats (stream “Born Without A Clue”)

Andrew Combs Ideal Man

Andrew Combs‘ new Sam Cohen-produced album Ideal Man comes out September 20 via New West Records (pre-order) and, following recent singles “Stars Of Longing” and “Save Somebody Else,” we’re premiering third single “Born Without A Clue.” Each single has been a little different than the last, and this one is a lovely dose of atmospheric, Americana-tinged rock. Andrew Combs tells us:

This is a tune I wrote the day after Tom Petty passed away. I was thinking about his catalog of songs, and how simple and straight from the heart they were – no fluff. It seemed like he ignored the nuisance of blowing something out of proportion just for the glitz and the glam. It hit me how important that outlook was in life. It could be applied to anything! At that time, I was stepping into the role of being a father. My daughter was not even 3 months old. “Born Without A Clue” became a mission statement to myself and to her. It is essentially saying get rid of who you think you should be, but rather, stay true to who you are at your core — talk like that, walk like that, act like that, create like that. As the lyrics say, we are all born without a clue, but it is up to each individual to find out what that clue or calling is in life and stick to it.

Listen to the new song below.

Andrew Combs is also touring, including North American dates with Fruit Bats (who released Gold Past Life on Merge this year) and Europe dates with Erin Rae (who’s still supporting last year’s Putting On Airs).

The run with Fruit Bats includes a show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge on November 5 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
1. Stars Of Longing
2. Ideal Man
3. Like A Feather
4. Save Somebody Else
5. Hide And Seek
6. Dry Eyes
7. Firestarter
8. Shipwreck Man
9. Born Without A Clue
10. The Stone
11. Golden

Andrew Combs — 2019 Tour Dates
September 10th – Nashville, TN Americanafest
October 9th – Dallas, TX Three Links
October 10th – Austin, TX Mohawk Inside
October 12th – Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
October 13th – Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre
October 14th – San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
October 16th – Portland, OR Polaris Hall
October 17th – Seattle, WA Fremont Abbey Arts Center
October 21st – Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
October 23rd – Denver, CO Hi-Dive
October 26th – Nashville, TN High Watt
November 5th – New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge * w/ Fruit Bats
November 6th – Boston, NA Sinclair * w/ Fruit Bats
November 7th – Portsmouth, NH Press Room * w/ Fruit Bats
November 8th – Burlington, VT Arts Riot * w/ Fruit Bats
November 9th – Syracuse, NY Wescott Theater * w/ Fruit Bats
November 10th – Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern * w/ Fruit Bats
November 14th – Hamburg, DE Nachtwache w/ Erin Rae
November 15th – Höganäs, SWE Garage Bar w/ Erin Rae
November 17th – Stockholk, SWE Bryggarsalen w/ Erin Rae
November 18th – Oslo, NO Pokalen w/ Erin Rae
November 19th – Gothenburg, SWE Pustervik w/ Erin Rae
November 22nd – Malmö, SWE Folk å Rock w/ Erin Rae
November 24th – Berlin, DE Auster Club w/ Erin Rae
November 27th – Zaragoza, ESP – Rock & Blues Café
November 28th – Madrid, ESP – Sala Siroco
November 29th – Santiago, ESP – Riquela Club
December 1st – Bilbao, ESP – Kafe Antzokia-Kutxa Beltza
December 2nd – Santander, ESP – Cine Groucho
December 4th – Biddulph, UK – St Lawrence’s Church
December 5th – Edinburgh, UK – Pleasance Cabaret Bar
December 6th – Glasgow, UK – CCA
December 7th – Kilkenny, IRL – Cleeres
December 8th – Dublin, IRL – Lost Lane
December 9th – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
December 10th – London, UK – The Lexington
December 11th – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
December 12th – Amen, NL – Café de Amer
December 13th – Rotterdam, NL – Stille Nacht

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