FIDLAR & Bully – “Absolutely Cuckoo” (Magnetic Fields Cover)

Two leading purveyors of electrifying American power-chord rock, FIDLAR and Bully (pictured), are touring Europe together this month. To promote the joint venture they’ve teamed up for something significantly quieter and prettier than their usual music: a cover of the Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs opener “Absolutely Cuckoo.” They misspelled it as “Cukoo,” maybe on purpose? Anyway, the charmingly low-budget recording arrives paired with a video of similar fidelity and cuteness. Per the credits, the song was recorded at the Quality Inn in Portland, and the video was filmed and edited aboard Air New Zealand flight 332. Press play below, where you’ll also find the dates.

11/10 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK @ Ritz
11/12 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
11/14 London, UK @ The Forum
11/15 Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
11/17 Berlin, Germany @ Posbahnhof
11/19 Paris, France @ Le Trianon Hall
11/21 Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
11/22 Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
11/23 Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg: Pandora Hall

FIDLAR and Bully also interviewed each other at DIY. Read our recent FIDLAR interview and Album Of The Week feature on Bully’s Feels Like.