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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 first single “40 Oz. On Repeat,” they’ve gone decidedly simpler with the clip for the neenering follow-up “West Coast.” The whole video is made up of footage of sweaty live… More »

By: 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 second new track of 2015. The aptly named “West Coast,” which premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC1 radio show today, is not a Lana Del Rey cover. Actually, it’s the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

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 lineup is certainly worth observing. Besides the Growlers themselves, the impressive array of performers includes Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Die Antwoord, Warpaint, DIIV, Fidlar, Camera Obscura, Juicy J, Ghost,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 4:54 pm

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 was quickly pulled offline, but it’s here gain in all its snotty glory. The video is made up of references to older music videos, all of which are name checked o… More »

By: James Rettig / June 2, 2015 - 9:36 am

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” still rules hard.) But the band has just roared in out of nowhere with a brand new song called “40 Oz. On Repeat.” It’s a fantastically bratty anthem about using… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm

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 Together PANGEA, Fidlar, La Luz, Gang Of Four, Public Access T.V. and many, many more. Ty Segall and Weezer were the headliners, and Rivers Cuomo’s dad Frank Cuomo made a… More »

By: 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 to capture the event. Looks like it got pretty rowdy! Check out all of the photos above, and watch them perform six songs below. More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 6:38 pm

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 Happy,” complete with smooth, easy-listening verses and comically, violently loud choruses. It’s set to footage of the original video, which you can watch below for your enjoyment and edification. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 2:44 pm

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm

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 in a quieter setting. Check out Pooneh Ghana’s great portraits of HAIM, Phoenix, Purity Ring, Tame Impala, Smith Westerns, and more above. More »

By: 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 on the festival circuit this summer and our photographer Colin McLaughlin captured a great deal of them. Above are his photos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neko Case, Earth, FIDLAR, Joey… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

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 Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics in the… More »

By: 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 Louvin Brothers. He took their sadly sung murder-ballad and made it something fierce and terrifying in a way that the original only hinted at. Well in that tradition, the punk… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 11:59 am

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 of this video, he might become something like an internet god. In the music video for FIDLAR’s California punk rager “Cocaine,” we see a destitute Offerman, drunk on Mickey’s, just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Watch DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Charli XCX In A Myspace Commercial

The Justin Timberlake-co-owned new Myspace apparently launched today, despite the fact that registration has already been opened to the public and the editorial has been delivering a lot of content. For today’s official opening ceremony, the site has released two commercials directed by photographer Ryan McGinley. The ads feature a ton of musicians partying, like… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 12, 2013 - 4:58 pm

FIDLAR – “Max Can’t Surf II: The Zuk Trip” (Music Video)

FIDLAR seems to be gaining a reputation for awesome videos. After reappropriating Creedence Clearwater Revival footage for “Gimme Something,” they now return with a semi-sequel (it’s still the same song) of the music video for “Max Can’t Surf.” Dubbed “Max Can’t Surf II: The Zuk Trip,” you might roll your eyes at the very beginning… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 7, 2013 - 3:45 pm


Next week, the scrappy, knotty, fired-up California punk-rockers FIDLAR drop their self-titled debut album. In this space, we’ve posted their blitzkrieg hookfests “Cheap Beer,” “White On White,” and “Gimme Something,” and the rest of the short album is pretty much like that: Incredibly fast straight-ahead bangers, delivered with a hedonistic abandon that the Black Li… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Fidlar – “Suburban Home” (Feat. Brian Rodriguez) (Descendents Cover)

To celebrate its 50th issue, as well as the 50th birthday of Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman, the music magazine Filter is releasing a free-download Descendents tribute comp called, logically enough, Filter Presents: Songs Of The Descendents. The comp has people like YACHT, Mike Watt, TEEN, the Babies, and Band Of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell taking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm
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