It’s fitting that while so many artists spent last Monday playing covers and sharing memories of Elliott Smith, the ever surly punk band FIDLAR show up a week late with their own tribute. Released via Tumblr with the simple message “WHOOPS totally forgot to post this… RIP Elliot Smith :_(” this isn’t a noisy and chaotic reinterpretation like the band’s recent version of Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand.” Rather the band plays a gentle, touching version of “Whatever (Folk Song In C)” and it’s a nice surprise you can hear below.

FIDLAR’s self titled LP is out now via Mom + Pop/Wichita/Dine Alone.

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  1. That crying emoticon rubs me the wrong way.

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