Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Zac Brown Band “The Wind” Video

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As far as the Zac Brown Band goes, aside from recalling the name from whiskey commercials I really can’t tell you much about them. A quick search suggests that they rep Georgia roots, boast a Southern-rock influenced country aesthetic (see: whiskey commercials), and have a massive following as illustrated by last year’s 26 combined Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music, CMT Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, American Country Awards & American Music Awards nominations. Not bad.

But this video isn’t so much about their track “The Wind” — which I actually find to be quite the enjoyable tune, for what it’s worth — as it is the animation short by the ridiculously accomplished pairing of Mike Judge (Beavis & ButtheadKing of the Hill) and Titmouse (Metalocalypsethe Venture Bros.). Kicking off as a ZBB concert, “Robo Redneck” quickly devolves (or evolves, depending on your definition of fun) into drunken swamp muddin’, taking a turn for the unexpected as a fluke accident with a moonshine still leads to some backwoods surgical magic, ultimately resulting in the creation of a whiskey-swilling, hatchet-tossing, road-raging cyborg.

[This article first appeared on Seen Your Video.]