MP3: Cass McCombs – “The Lonely Doll”

Cass McCombs WIT'S END
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Cass McCombs’ first offering from the upcoming WIT’S END (it’ll be out at the end of the month) was the REC’D, wanderlusty, dusty-trail folk anthem “County Line,” and he’s followed it up with another gorgeous, nostalgic heartbreaker, “The Lonely Doll,” to tide you over until the record drops.

Piano and xylophone help “the Lonely Doll” feel like a lullaby or music box tinkerings; classically lovelorn, woe-is-me lyrics and a plodding, sing-songy beat help it feel like something you’d sing drunkenly with friends in a bar.

Its appeal lies in the toeing of that line, down the side of the highway under a big blue sky, dust blowing around your feet. Whatever it ends up sounding like to you, you’ll probably love it. Give it a listen.

Cass McCombs – “The Lonely Doll”

What did you think?
 10  10  10  0
artworks-000086120377-x2q2kp-t500x500
MP3

Hear the latest post-Matangi track

READ MORE
artworks-000086098311-aybo1h-t500x500
MP3

Download the latest from the Canadian producer

READ MORE
artworks-000086001473-mw7dye-t500x500
Music

From the producer’s forthcoming Green Language

READ MORE
Capturewwgegsegag
Videos

“I’m coming over. August 3.”

READ MORE
turn-face
Music

Hear the new single from the Dave Grohl-endorsed rap/rock band

READ MORE
How To Dress Well What Is This Heart
Music

A gorgeous outtake from What Is This Heart?

READ MORE
iceage
Videos

A new, country-punk banger from possibly the last band we suspected would go country-punk.

READ MORE
Jessie Ware
Music

Hear a heart-rendering new one co-written with Romy Madley Croft of the xx.

READ MORE
Beyonce
Music

…from the 50 Shades of Grey trailer.

READ MORE