Cass McCombs announces Heartmind LP

Cass McCombs announces his tenth studio album, Heartmind, out digitally August 19th on ANTI-. The album features “Unproud Warrior”
Cass McCombs announces his tenth studio album, Heartmind, out digitally August 19th on ANTI-. The album features “Unproud Warrior”

Cass McCombs announces his tenth studio album, Heartmind, out digitally August 19th on ANTI-. The album features, the aching and epic country number, “Unproud Warrior” featuring Wynonna Judd and Charlie Burnham. Lead single, “Unproud Warrior,” is a necessary anthem for these times, where we all seem to have opinions about the critical news of the day without ever quite knowing what to do about it. Invoking Stephen Crane, S.E. Hinton, and fast-food restaurants, it is an allegory about our perception and ownership of responsibility, set to an elegant country & western ache. “I made this album as a way to handle the loss of some close friends. Their memories guided me throughout and hopefully they live through the music. Strange to realize, it wasn’t them who were lost, it was me.” – Cass McCombs

Cass recorded these songs in multiple sessions on both coasts, in Brooklyn and Burbank, co-producing with Shahzad Ismaily, Buddy Ross, and Ariel Rechtshaid—now a dozen years into his collaboration with Cass beginning with 2009’s Catacombs. Rob Schnapf (who previously produced Cass’ ANTI- debut, Mangy Love) mixed and merged it all. The aforementioned Judd offers harmonies, while her beau Cactus Moser provides some lap steel. Other contributors include Joe Russo, Kassa Overall, Danielle Haim, The Chapin Sisters, Frank LoCrasto, and Nestor Gomez.

Where some may hear dark humor, others might hear relentless pain; where some may hear winning cynicism, others might hear harrowing nihilism. Cass writes songs that speak of his moment, and then lets everyone else decide how or even if they speak to their moment. These are honest offerings for absurdist times, funny confessions of frailty amid circumstances that often seem too tense for even the humble chuckle.

Cass McCombs
Heartmind
Tracklist

1. Music Is Blue
2. Karaoke
3. New Earth
4. Unproud Warrior
5. Krakatau
6. A Blue, Blue Band
7. Belong to Heaven
8. Heartmind

Cass McCombs 2022 Tour Dates

Tue. June 14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Wed. June 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Fri. June 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Sat. June 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Sun. June 19 – Cayucos, CA @ Schooner’s
Wed. Sept. 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Thu. Sept. 8 – Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Fri. Sept. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Sat. Sept. 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
Sun. Sept. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Mon. Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Wed. Sept. 14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu. Sept. 15 – Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore
Fri. Sept. 16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. Sept. 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed. Sept. 28 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Lara
Thu. Sept. 29 – Zaragoza, ES @ Luis Galve
Fri. Sept. 30 – Alicante, ES @ Teatro Arnichas
Sat. Oct. 1 – Valencia, ES @ 16 Toneladas
Tue. Oct. 4 – Milano, IT @ Bellezza
Thu. Oct. 6 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace St. Gallen
Fri. Oct. 7 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
Sat. Oct. 8 – Paris, FR @ Café De La Danse
Mon. Oct. 10 – Bristol, UK @ Redgrave Theatre
Wed. Oct. 12 – Manchester, UK @ The Stoller Hall
Thu. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace Theatre
Sat. Oct. 15 – Dublin, IE @ Liberty Hall
Sun. Oct. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Mackintosh Church
Tue. Oct. 18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
Wed. Oct. 19 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Thu. Oct. 20 – Utrecht, NL @ Cloud 9
Sat. Oct. 22 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
Sun. Oct. 24 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Tue. Oct. 25 – København S, DK @ DR Studie 2
Wed. Oct. 26 – Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
Fri. Oct. 28 – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Parkteatret

Pre-order Heartmind by Cass McCombs HERE