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The self-titled debut album from latest Wichita Recordings signings FIDLAR.
Hailing from LA, FIDLAR are Brandon, Max, Zac and Elvis. And FIDLAR stands for “F*ck It Dog, Life’s A Risk”.
Listening to them, you can tell that the band have done their homework on punk rock. Any given song could include a Germs influenced guitar solo, the catchy “Ooos” and “Ahs” of Misfits and lyrics in the same family as Black Flag’s ‘Six Pack’ and ‘TV Party’.
They can just as easily be compared to any of the bands they cover at their ever more legendary and frenetic live shows (Blink 182, FEAR, CCR, Warron Zevon), yet it all comes across as entirely their own - surfier, faster, more fuzzed out, more personal and a lot more drunk.
Recorded and produced by the band in LA and then mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Guided By Voices), this is 14 slices of insanely catchy and tuneful punk rock.
180g vinyl LP includes digital download code.
“Bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on one’s forehead” - LA Times
“FIDLAR channel elements of classic acts like White Stripes and Pixies, while practically begging for a co-headlining tour with contemporaries like Bass Drum Of Death and JEFF The Brotherhood” - Spin
“We all have a major music crush on FIDLAR here at VICE” - VICE
“FIDLAR excel at going back to the garage and grabbing the essence of youthful fun with just the right amount of danger” - RCRDLBL
Stoked And Broke
White On White
Max Can’t Surf
Wake Bake Skate
5 To 9
Wait For The Man