FIDLAR SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FOR “WHY GENERATION”
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 1, 2016 – This morning, FIDLAR shared their new emoji inspired music video for “Why Generation.”
Watch the clip below
Directed by longtime collaborator Ryan Baxley (“Cocaine“, “40oz. On Repeat“, “West Coast“) and animated by Nolan Fabricius, the clip reimagines FIDLAR’s notoriously rowdy live show in a world created entirely out of the popular social messaging characters.
FIDLAR’s sophomore album, Too, was released in September and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart. Shortly after the record’s release, FIDLAR made their late night television debut performing “West Coast” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Too is available now via Mom + Pop Music HERE.
In October, FIDLAR wrapped up a two month sold out U.S. headline tour with a two night hometown stand at the Regent Theater. During that tour, they also performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival, Boston Calling, Riot Fest and Beach Goth. In November, the band embarked on a sold out UK/European tour including a headlining date at London’s historic Forum.
Starting today, FIDLAR will hit the road for two weeks in Australia and New Zealand, appearing on the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival along with Grimes, Vince Staples, CHVRCHES and others. This summer, FIDLAR will perform at Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and other festivals in the US, UK and Europe to be announced soon.
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 Heatseekers Chart, #2 on the Alternative News Artist Chart and was the #1 most added release at CMJ. Rolling Stone immediately called FIDLAR “a band to watch”, asserting, “FIDLAR redefines the ‘Golden State’ skate/garage punk aesthetic for contemporary tastes” and called Too “an excellent second LP.”
“A classic of potentially generational impact.” Q Magazine
“Thrashes with abandon and displays a remarkable leap in instrumental maturity.” SPIN
“The group keeps it’s lo-fi, distortion-tinged California odes intact on Too, while aiming a little higher.” Entertainment Weekly
“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 to the band’s reliably scrappy songs.” Stereogum
“A sweet spot between hedonism and poignancy on a multi-layered second album.” NME
“A more interesting band than 99% of their contemporaries.” Consequence of Sound
“The band is humming at peak power on its wild new album, Too.” LA Times