‘BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS’ OUT NOW ON DOMINO
The last of four videos from Cass McCombs that will be appearing to start 2014 debuts today from filmmaker Jeffrey Peixoto set to one of the standout tracks from McCombs’s double album opus, Big Wheel And Others.
To put it bluntly, the video for “Name Written In Water” is an unsettling tableau, but as is the case with most art, one that’s open to interpretation (or is it?). On one hand, it’s an unrelenting torrent of imagery, a stark reality laid bare. On the other hand, when coupled with the lyric and mood of the song, perhaps it’s an allegory about the transitory nature of all existence. In the context of modern capitalist hegemony, we’re all just pigs to the slaughter in a cosmic sense.
Your conscience will determine which is closer to your own personal truth.
Watch the video for ‘Name Written In Water’:
“Name Written In Water” is one of the many highlights from McCombs’s seventh album. The recordings were brought to life thanks to the generous musical contributions from some congenial spirits: the late, great Karen Black, Mike Bones, Kevin Bouley, Tim DeWitt, Mike Gordon (Phish), Dan Iead, Parker Kindred, Robbie Lee, Joe Russo (Furthur), Ryan Sawyer, Sleepy Doug Shaw, Jon Shaw (not related), Bongo Sidibe and Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman) Produced by McCombs and mixed with Chet ‘J.R.’ White (Girls), Big Wheel And Others is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humor and mystery that truly sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers – his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, Big Wheel is the perfect distillation of over a decade’s worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.
‘Big Wheel And Others’ is available now.