Cass McCombs doesn't know how many more winters he may be able to spend in Chicago. He told me that he just can't stomach the icy cold temperatures during the cruelest and most drawn out season that the Midwest always buckles under, no matter how prepared we all are for its impending beat down. We all become either become ninnies and turn hermitic come late January/early February or we get aggressively perturbed and grouchy, grumbling about it all - the weather from Siberian hell. It all seems so strange because McCombs - one of America's finest songwriting talents, who deserves many more dollars to his name - does icy and desolate so well. [Daytrotter]Cass McCombs is opening up five dates of the Walkmen's summer tour, though none of the band's NYC shows. Both bands will instead play NYC on their own.
Cass McCombs plays a show at Joe's Pub on Monday, July 27th with Mike Bones. Tickets to that are on sale. Then he performs at Brooklyn's Union Hall on Saturday, August 1st with Jennifer O'Connor. Tickets are on sale.
McCombs's new album, Catacombs, comes out July 7th (in North America) on Domino Records. The video for its first single, "Dreams Come True Girl," which features Karen Black (Nashville, The Great Gatsby, more), is posted below. Album art and track list, with all tour dates, are also below...
Cass McCombs - Dreams Come True Girl (feat. Karen Black)
Catacombs track list
01. Dreams Come True Girl
02. Prima Donna
03. You Saved My Life
04. Don't Vote
05. Executioner's Song
07. My Sister, My Spouse
08. Lionkiller Got Married
09. Eaves Dropping On The Conversation
10. Jonesy Boy
11. One Way To Go
Cass McCombs - 2009 Tour Dates
MON 7/20 - The Hide Out - Chicago, IL
TUE 7/21 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI #
WED 7/22 - The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY #
THU 7/23 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH #
FRI 7/24 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON #
SAT 7/25 - Mr. Small's Theater - Millvale, PA #
MON 7/27 - Joe's Pub - New York, NY !
TUE 7/28 - T. T. The Bear's - Cambridge, MA
THU 7/30 - IOTA Club & Cafe - Arlington, VA
SAT 8/01 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall %
WED 8/05 - Headliners - Louisville, KY $
# w/ The Walkmen
! w/ Mike Bones
% w/ Jennifer O'Connor
$ w/ Band of Horses