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Next month, California pop-punks FIDLAR will release Too, the follow up to their much-loved self-titled 2013 debut. As evidenced by early singles “40 Oz. On Repeat” and “West Coast” and “Drone,” the new record doesn’t scrimp when it comes to giant hooks or appropriately buzzed-out guitars, but it does add an extra layer to finesse… More »

It’s not on the list because I’m not sure how good it is, but Nekrogoblikon’s “We Need A Gimmick” video is a pretty fascinating attempt at going viral, wrapped up in a comedy video about the quest to go viral. Also, that goblin costume is great. But I have a strict policy against joke-rap videos,… More »

For someone who consistently trumpets his own taste and ably namechecks filmmakers whenever possible, Kanye West sure has a dubious history with music videos. He got all pissy when an early version of his “Black Skinhead” video leaked because viewers weren’t getting the full experience, but then the full experience turned out to be some… More »

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Watch A Goofy, Bloody Commercial For FIDLAR’s New T-Shirt

FIDLAR are nothing if not a funny band, and in conjunction with the lead-up to their next album, they've released an infomercial about their latest…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 17, 2015 - 5:09 pm

FIDLAR – “Drone” Video

FIDLAR's latest track "Drone" premiered on Beats1 just yesterday, but the band has already shared a video to go along with it. Directed by Rya…
James Rettig | August 14, 2015 - 10:04 am

FIDLAR – “Drone”

FIDLAR's latest California party-punk rager "Drone" premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today, and 50 minutes of audio from that broadcast has emerged. I…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:24 pm
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FIDLAR – “West Coast” Video

California punk rockers FIDLAR have reloaded the snot and are about to come back with their sophomore album Too. After the awesome high-concept video for…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 10:05 am

FIDLAR – “West Coast”

After jacking up our enthusiasm for sophomore album Too with "40 Oz. On Repeat" and its hilarious video, SoCal garage-pop all-stars FIDLAR have shared their…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers’ annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineu…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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FIDLAR – “40oz On Repeat” Video

FIDLAR is back with a badass new song and video to go along with it. "40oz On Repeat" surfaced briefly back in April and wa…
James Rettig | June 2, 2015 - 9:36 am
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FIDLAR – “40 Oz. On Repeat”

It's been a little while since we've heard from L.A. punk rockers FIDLAR, who released their fun-as-hell self-titled album back in 2013. (Their "Cheap Beer"…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Photos: Burgerama Four

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like…
Caitlin White | March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Photos: FIDLAR @ Regent Theatre, Los Angeles 1/23/15

FIDLAR played their first show in ten months on Friday night at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles, and our photographer Wilson Lee was there…
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 6:38 pm
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FIDLAR – “If It Makes You Happy” (Sheryl Crow Cover)

AKA Fuck It Dog, Life's A Radically abrasive Sheryl Crow cover. FIDLAR have recorded their own version of Crow's 1996 single "If It Makes You…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | October 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm
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Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo…
Stereogum | October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things o…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm
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Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

FIDLAR – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

One of the best songs you could ever find by Nick Cave is his cover of "Knoxville Girl," made famous originally by country greats the
Miles Bowe | August 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm
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FIDLAR – “Cocaine” Video (Feat. Nick Offerman) (NSFW)

Nick Offerman was already an internet hero because of his amazing work as Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, but once everyone gets a load…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 12:02 pm
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