Cake have unleashed a music video for “Mustache Man (Wasted).” The retro clip was directed by Alicia J. Rose and filmed in Portland, OR. The track can be found on the band’s latest full-length, ‘Showroom of Compassion,’ which dropped in January 2011 via Upbeat/ILG.
“When John [McCrea] told me that he wanted the video to be ‘cathartic for a generation,’ I was sent down a rabbit hole that brought me to the idea of ‘Repo Man meets Saturday Night Fever‘ with a bit of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Desperate Living thrown in,” explained Rose in a statement. “The ‘Mustache Man’ became a man from mars who stops by Earth to refuel on ‘girl power,’ but gets caught in the act. The cast is filled with many of my favorite Portland actors and people, including the ingenious Michael Fetters as the Mustache Man himself. It also didn’t hurt to have more than a few of our stellar crew fresh off production of the hit television show Portlandia. Working with all the members of Cake on the ‘Mustache Man’ video was a total blast.”
Cake guitarist Xan McCurdy added, “We knew from the outset that we wanted a video that was exciting, funny but also a bit unnerving, and Alicia delivered that — and more.”