Fidlar Pay Homage to the Art of the Music Video in ’40oz. On Repeat’
Remember the days when you'd tune in to MTV to see the latest music video or catch Total Request Live? Well, Fidlar wanted to tap into that nostalgia in their new video for "40 oz. On Repeat" -- and they nailed it.
Directed by Ryan Baxley, the clip (above) is a hilarious take on some of our favorite music videos of yore. From Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" and Oasis' "Wonderwall" to Britney Spears' "... Baby One More Time" and Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," the video goes through a number of iconic visuals that take us back. And the cardboard cutouts are a great touch, too.
"In the late '90s and early 2000s, music videos were such a huge deal," guitarist and lead vocalist Zac Carper said in a statement. "We decided that instead of making one overly slick music video, we would nod to 15 of our favorite music videos that we grew up with. Everyone in the band threw in their ideas."
"40oz. On Repeat" is a new track off the Los Angeles band's sophomore album, Too. Produced by Jay Joyce, the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville over the course of two weeks, and it expands on the pop-infused garage rock sound they created on their 2013 debut record. Too also marks the first time the band worked with a producer.
"We could have made record number one again ... but instead we decided to challenge ourselves and admit that we don't know everything," Carper said. "Up until this point we had recorded everything ourselves, so working with a producer taught us so much. I didn't want to make a standard rock record. The goal for this album was to think outside the box and I think Jay really helped us do that."
Fidlar 2015 Tour
Sept. 9 - Marquis Theatre - Denver
Sept. 10 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, Kan.
Sept. 12 - Riot Fest Chicago - Chicago
Sept. 14 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, Minn.
Sept. 15 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, Neb.
Sept. 16 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, Mo.
Sept. 18 - Thompson House - Newport, Ky.
Sept. 19 - The Loving Touch - Ferndale, Mich.
Sept. 20 - Riot Fest Toronto - Toronto
Sept. 22 - Theatre Fairmount - Montreal
Sept. 24 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia
Sept. 26 - Webster Hall - New York City
Sept. 27 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston
Sept. 28 - The Black Cat - Washington, D.C.
Sept. 29 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, N.C.
Oct. 2 - The Masquerade - Hell Stage - Atlanta
Oct. 3 - High Dive - Gainesville, Fla.
Oct. 5 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 6 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans
Oct. 9-11 - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin
Oct. 13 - 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oct. 15 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 16 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix
Oct. 17 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego
Oct. 19 - The Complex - Salt Lake City
Oct. 22 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Ore.
Oct. 23 - The Showbox - Seattle
Oct. 28 - Slim's - San Francisco
Oct. 30 - The Regent Theatre - Los Angeles
Oct. 31 - The Regent Theatre - Los Angeles