In anticipation of the upcoming Cardinals III/IV collection, which compiles unreleased material that Ryan Adams and his band the Cardinals recorded during the making of 2007’s Easy Tiger, the prolific songwriter has revealed the track “Destroyers” for the public’s consumption. While Easy Tiger was a competent enough Adams effort, “Destroyers” might just be more memorable than anything on that album. While a series of spaced-out guitars fly lazily overhead and the bass plunks out a steady beat, Adams switches his singing voice back and forth from a weathered croon to a yearning falsetto. The track drifts along at a leisurely pace, but doesn’t overstay its welcome. Give it a listen below.
Cardinals III/IV is still awaiting a release date.