FIDLAR – “Whatever (Folk Song In C)” (Elliott Smith Cover)

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.