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

Miles Bowe | October 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm

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.