FIDLAR Unveil Music Video For New Song “West Coast”
Photo by Alice Baxley
For Fans Of: Wavves, Bass Drum Of Death, Mind Spiders, Deap Vally, King Tuff, Savages
Roaring into life as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC’s Radio 1 last night, today FIDLAR have unveiled a new music video for their song “West Coast.” Along with their most recent single, “40oz. On Repeat” (listen here), “West Coast” will appear on their forthcoming second album Too due out on September 4th on Mom+Pop Music. “West Coast” is the record’s most sing-able track and a glowing insight into the summer-defining soundtrack the Los Angeles four-piece have got hidden up their sleeves. Watch the music video for “West Coast” below and pre-order the new album.
The music video for “West Coast” was directed by Ryan Baxley and features the band’s personal footage from the last five years of touring around the world. Starting today, the band is asking fans to submit their own footage from past FIDLAR shows via Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram using #FIDLARTOO and on August 7th the band will release a companion video from the fan’s perspective that incorporates fan submissions. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31st.
Produced by Jay Joyce, Too was recorded in Nashville over the span of just two weeks. The 12-song collection of pop-infused garage rock expands on the band’s 2013 self-titled album that put them at the forefront of modern punk music. The new record showcases a band that continues to fine-tune its sonic approach while also highlighting a more introspective and revelatory approach to songwriting. It also marks the first time the band has worked with a producer.
FIDLAR will kick off an extensive headlining U.S. tour in Denver, CO on September 9th that wraps on Halloween for a two-night hometown stand at the Regent Theater. Tickets for all dates are on-sale now. See here for a complete list of upcoming dates, along with the album cover art and tracklisting.
FIDLAR is Zac Carper (guitars/vocals), Elvis Kuehn (guitars/vocals), Brandon Schwartzel (bass), and Max Kuehn (drums). Since forming in 2009, FIDLAR quickly became one of the Los Angeles music scene’s most celebrated live acts thanks to their raucous live shows, which often concluded with the majority of audience members joining the band on-stage. Since formation, the band has toured the world and played with The Pixies, The Hives, Black Lips, OFF!, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Orwells, Wavves, The Delta Spirit, and more. Their debut self-titled full-length album was released in the U.S. in January of 2013 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart, #2 on the Alternative News Artist Chart, and was the #1 most added release at CMJ. Rolling Stoneimmediately called FIDLAR “a band to watch”, asserting, “FIDLAR redefines the ‘Golden State’ skate/garage punk aesthetic for contemporary tastes.” The Los Angeles Times described their sound as “Bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on ones forehead.” Noisey praised the band’s “ever-growing catalog of readymade garage-punk classics that draw omnivorously on a half century of bad-ass pop, from Phil Spector to Nirvana to the late, great Jay Reatard.” SPIN declared “These risk-taking, SoCal pop-punks unleash true sounds of liberty.”