Ryan Adams – “Destroyers”

Ryan Adams’ next release is Cardinals III/IV, a double album of unreleased material dating back to the 2007 Easy Tiger sessions. Ryan’s site says he and the Cardinals walked out of the studio with over 60 songs, because of course they did. And because Ryan’s never met a song idea he didn’t like, they are being packaged for consumption and are being billed as the “cardinals second double-album concept rock opera about the 80’s, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza.” They also namecheck KISS and the Cars. You can pre-order the set on CD or vinyl over at Ryan’s PAX.AM store, or see how many of those concepts/references turn up in the first free track, “Destroyer.”

Ryan Adams – “Destroyers”

If for some reason you prefer to have that song as a 45MB .wav file, be Ryan’s guest. Cardinals superfans may be curious to hear of the personnel involved: “Catherine Popper on bass (her last with the band), Neal Casal on guitar and vocals (his first with the band), Brad Pemberton on drums, Jon Graboff on the Steel Guitar (as well as a few other things) and Jamie “The candyman” Candiloro on piano and synths, here producing again as well.”

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