Cass McCombs – Big Wheel (Music Video)

by Steven Spoerl

Cass McCombs has steadily built up one of the more impressive discographies by remaining true to his unique vision. With each of his past few releases proving good enough to be considered to be among his career best, it’s difficult to argue against their multiple year-end placements. Last year saw the release of the thrilling and uncompromisingly kaleidoscopic 22-song achievement Big Wheel and Others, which now has a music video for its almost-title track.

“Big Wheel”, the music video,  comes courtesy of Albert Herter, one of McCombs’ closest creative partners. It’s a hallucinogenic trip that evokes the song’s atmosphere to a tee. One of the more bizarre and daringly artistic music videos of late, it’s difficult to turn away from. It also comes as a very precise reminder of what made 2013 so good and why that can (and should) impact 2014’s releases.

Watch “Big Wheel” below.