Cass McCombs has a new video for "Laughter is the Best Medicine," which is off this year's terrific Mangy Love. The video was made by Andrew Costigan, along with camerwork by Daniel Hill, who gives it an abstract, easygoing vibe. It also features features New Orleans cult icon Reverend Goat Carson. Costigan tells us how it all came about:

I was fortunate to meet Reverend Goat Carson during a road trip to New Orleans several years ago with Cass. I was struck by his energy, humility, and intelligence throughout the time visiting with him, and we became friends. Subsequently, I helped Goat make some videos for his own music, as well as capture some of his wisdom and work in the world on camera.

When Cass asked me to make this video, I was excited. It became an opportunity to experiment with video, and try to visualize the song and some of the dialogue I'd had with Goat and Cass in a far out way. It is such a great song, with so many compelling musical moments and lyrics, I had a lot to think about and choices to make. This is what came out, and as Goat says, 'it is what it is.'

Look out for a guest appearance from feline Catman 2 as well. The "Laughter is the Best Medicine" video premiere in this post and you can watch it below.

Meanwhile, Cass' tour starts next week and will hit Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28 with Delicate Steve (sold out). Dates are listed below.

Cass McCombs - 2016 Tour Dates
Fri. Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sat. Oct. 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sun. Oct. 16 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Tue. Oct. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Oct. 19 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Fri. Oct. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Oct. 22 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sun. Oct. 23 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Mon. Oct. 24 - Indianapolis, IN @The Hi-Fi
Wed. Oct. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Fri. Oct. 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat. Oct. 29 - Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 at Berklee

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