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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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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

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

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…
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…
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
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…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm

FIDLAR – “Gimme Something” Video

Hedonistic L.A. punks FIDLAR's video for their strummy, catchy-as-fuck number "Gimme Something" doesn't feature FIDLAR at all. Instead, it appears to be made up entirely…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm

FIDLAR – “Gimme Something”

Los Angeles punk rockers FIDLAR have given us a steady supply of kickass songs in the last couple of months: “Cheap Beer,” “White On White,”…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:36 am

FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer” (Video)

"Cheap Beer," the recent internet-hit from L.A. punk rockers FIDLAR, is arguably the best fuck-shit-up anthem we've heard since Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard In Da…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2012 - 11:08 am


L.A. garage rockers/Stereogum40 nominees FIDLAR will release their self-titled debut in January, a release from which we’ve already heard “Cheap Beer” and “White On White.”…
Corban Goble | October 15, 2012 - 9:37 am

FIDLAR – “White On White”

Here's another cut from L.A. garage rockers (and Stereogum40 nominee) FIDLAR's forthcoming debut LP, a hard-charging burst of energy called "White On White." Previously we…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 10:56 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month's mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September's grand finale has all…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

The Hives, FIDLAR, Luis And The Wildfires @ Observatory, Santa Ana 9/11/12

Prior to their appearance on the Conan, the Hives made a stop at the Observatory in Santa Ana in support of their latest release, Lex
Andrew Youssef | September 12, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”

In the past few months, L.A. punkers FIDLAR have earned a rep as one of those young bands that you really have to see live.
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of…
Liz Pelly | August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

7 Best Bets For Early Afternoon Lolla ’12 Sets

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated…
Liz Pelly | August 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm
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