The Cars in the studio, circa 2010

The surviving members of The Cars continue to cryptically reveal their reunion via Facebook, first posting a photo of the band in the studio last summer (above), then proceeding with short teasers of new music, the second of which, a 56-second video clip of a new tune called “Sad Song,” was posted yesterday.

The brand-new track, with a chugging guitar riff and vocals by Ric Ocasek, is accompanied by computer animation of handclaps and musical instruments, plus spelled-out lyrics such as “It’s just a sad song that pulls you along/It’s just a sad song and it won’t take long.”

In October, the band — Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, long-retired drummer David Robinson and keyboardist Greg Hawkes, who also is filling in on bass for the late Benjamin Orr, who died of cancer in 2000 — posted a 1:13-long video clip of the new song “Blue Tip,” the first new Cars song since 1987’s Door to Door.

Hear the Cars’ ‘Sad Song’ after the jump…



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