In addition to making our third favorite record of the 2010s (so far), synth-y scene staples The Fatty Acids are also responsible for some of our favorite music videos. The canon of Milwaukee music videos is rife with inventive, funny, and visually dazzling Fatty-filmed works that finds the band flying through space, strapped to a gurney, courting suitors in costume, and rumbling with Sat. Nite Duets. Now you have the chance to be in a TFA music video.
The band has issued a casting call amid the casual encounters, missed connections, and ever-present potential to be murdered on Craigslist. The listing describes the video’s premise “a sardonic look at the way America’s impossible beauty standard is propagated in the media, and the way in which it molests even the least impressionable of minds.” We’re told the video will be for the song “Little Brother Syndrome” off 2013’s Boléro. During the July 12 casting, The Fatties hope to fill the roles of:
Lead Actor – female age 18-35
TV show host – male or female age 30-40
Panel of doctors – 3 males, 2 females ages 30-70
Party girls – 2 females ages 18-35
Party boy – male age 25-35
Compensation for the one- to three-day shooting commitment is limited to meals, travel expenses, and the all-too-important “experience.” Not to mention, the opportunity to be featured on an assuredly high quality music video for one of Wisconsin’s favorite bands. If you think you have what it takes, respond to the listing with headshots and details of relevant experience (if any; all experience levels are encouraged to apply). Better yet, feel free to personally approach The Fatty Acids with headshots and résumé after the band’s 8:15 p.m. Summer Solstice set this weekend or before their KNE New Music Stage headlining gig on July 6. They’ll love it.