Cass McCombs Shares “Don’t (Just) Vote” (Feat. Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky) | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Cass McCombs Shares “Don’t (Just) Vote” (Feat. Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky)

New Version of His 2011 Song “Don’t Vote”

Oct 27, 2020
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Cass McCombs is encouraging his U.S. fans to vote next Tuesday with the new track “Don’t (Just) Vote,” which features the eclectic guest cast of Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky. It is a new version of his misunderstood 2011 song “Don’t Vote,” which, despite its title, was actually also a get out the vote song. Listen below. 

“I was compelled to write something for the election and I thought of no better way than to troll myself, laying waste to a much-misunderstood song of mine from over a decade ago, ‘Don’t Vote,’” McCombs says in a press release. “Most people never made it much further than the title, anyway. For this new song, ‘Don't (Just) Vote,’ the message is clear: Vote, yes, but when you do, imagine the world you would like to see, beyond what appears on your ballot. Harness your imagination and justice becomes inevitable.” 

Sam Cohen and Joe Russo produced the song. Olsen and Weir contribute guest vocals. Chomsky has a spoken word part, saying: “We have to excise a malignant cancer from the body politic. But that's just the beginning. Real politics is what you do before and after you push the lever. You have to keep your shoulder to the wheel: engagement, activism, organizing - that's what will make the difference.” 

McCombs’ last album, Tip of the Sphere, came out in 2019 via ANTI-.

Visit vote.org or headcount.org to register to vote, get information on your polling place or on mail in voting, and to find out what else might be on your ballot.

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