[listen] Cass McCombs – “Empty Promises”

Psyche-folk languidness with a secret.

- Dec 3, 2012

Earlier this year, Cass McCombs released “Bradley Manning,” a tribute to the imprisoned Marine and alleged WikiLeaker who spent the last year or two being tortured by the US government. “Empty Promises” is that song's bookish, coffee-scented B-side, a considerably more fun piece of phased-out psychedelic folk. It may not be as politically fiery as its A-side, but the tranquil pace and golden vibe masks the same sort of anxious urgency. Listen below:

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