Cass McCombs Reveals 'Mangy Love' Album

Cass McCombs Reveals 'Mangy Love' Album
After offering up some Skifflin' music earlier this year with the Skiffle Players, elastic pop and folk auteur Cass McCombs has announced his next solo album. Titled Mangy Love, the record arrives August 26 through Anti-.

A press release explains that McCombs' latest offering was mostly written during "a bitter New York City winter and while travelling in Ireland," and finds him honing his sociopolitical wit. The collection was cut with producers Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne, with the 12-song set apparently taking influence from Philly soul and California psych.

Vocally, McCombs is said to experiment with hip-hop and beat poetry by "employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay."

McCombs' eighth studio full-length as a solo artist also finds him joined by a few guests. Folk artist Angel Olsen appears on the record's "Opposite House," while singer-songwriter Blake Mills also contributes to Mangy Love.

Below, you'll find a stream of the chilled-out, Olsen-assisted "Opposite House." There, you'll also find McCombs' tour schedule. A North American leg of dates in the fall has him hitting Toronto and Montreal in October.

Mangy Love:

1. Bum Bum Bum
2. Rancid Girl
3. Laughter Is The Best Medicine
4. Opposite House
5. Medusa's Outhouse
6. Low Flyin Bird
7. Cry
8. Run Sister Run
9. In A Chinese Alley
10. It
11. Switch
12. I'm A Shoe
 
Tour dates:

06/01 Athens, GR - Release Festival
06/02 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
06/03 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound MACBA
06/07 Basel, CH - Kaserine
06/08 Geneva, CH - La Graviere
06/10 Porto, PT - NOS Primavera Sound
06/12 London, UK - Field Day
06/13 London, UK - The Lexington
09/14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09/15 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
09/16 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
09/17 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
09/19 Austin, TX - The Parish
09/20 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
09/21 Dallas, TX - Three Links
09/23 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern 
09/27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/14 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10/15 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10/16 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10/18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10/19 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
10/21 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle 
10/22 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10/23 Madison, WI - The Frequency
10/24 Indianapolis, IN -The Hi-Fi
10/26 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/27 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
10/28 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/29 Boston, MA - Cafe 939 at Berklee