Cass McCombs | photo by Silva Grav | courtesy of the artist

Cass McCombs has announced a new album, Tip of the Sphere, out February 8th. “Sleeping Volcanoes” is the first single off McCombs’ ninth album, a murky folk-rock tune powered by bluesy roadhouse guitar and Lou Reed-inspired vocals. The lyrics are tinged with nihilism, the repeated phrase, “Help me, Armageddon,” suggesting apocalypse–which, if you’ve been paying attention to the news at all in the last few years, doesn’t feel that far off.

Cass McCombs plays at World Cafe Live on March 5th, 2019. Find details at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to the single below.