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FIDLAR
Fidlar
FIDLAR 2013.jpg
Fidlar performing in 2013
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
2009-present
Labels
Website www.fidlarmusic.com
Members
  • Zac Carper
  • Brandon Schwartzel
  • Elvis Kuehn
  • Max Kuehn

Fidlar, stylized as FIDLAR, is a punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band is currently signed to Mom Pop Music in the US,[1]Wichita Recordings in the UK[2] and Dine Alone Records in Canada.[3]

The band's name is an acronym for Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk, a skate mantra gleaned from singer Zac Carper's former roommates.[4] Originally, Fidlar went under the name 'Fuck The Clock',[5] as referenced in their song 'Cheap Beer'. Founding members Carper and Elvis Kuehn met while working at a recording studio in which Carper was employed as an engineer and Kuehn was an intern. The two started recording songs when the studio was empty and posting the finished products online.[6] Three years after recording their first songs, they stepped on stage together with The Black Lips and went on tour with The Hives.[7]

In 2011, they released their debut EP, DIYDUI, produced by Lewis Pesacov. In 2012, Fidlar were named one of Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands of 2012.[8] In 2015, the band made their television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they performed "West Coast" and "Why Generation" from their album Too.[9] In 2016, the band performed on Conan.[10]

Members

Elvis Kuehn (guitar/vocals) and Max Kuehn (drums) are the sons of Greg Kuehn, keyboardist for Long Beach punk legends, T.S.O.L..[11] while Zac Carper (vocals/guitar) is the son of famed surfboard designer John Carper. Zac struggled with drug addiction and spent time in rehab for it, inspiring the song "No Waves".[12] Bassist Brandon Schwartzel was Carper's friend before joining the band, with the two bonding over drugs and homelessness. The four have been performing together as Fidlar since 2009. Zac was born in Hawaii, while Elvis and Max are both from Los Angeles, and Brandon was born in San Diego.

  • Zac Carper -rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Brandon Schwartzel - bass, backing vocals
  • Elvis Kuehn -lead guitar, vocals
  • Max Kuehn - drums

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details
Fidlar
Too
  • Released: September 4, 2015[15]
  • Labels: Mom Pop Music, Burger Records (US); Wichita Recordings (UK); Hostess Entertainment (Japan)[16]
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital download

Extended Plays

Title Extended play details
DIYDUI
  • Released: April 12, 2011[17]
  • Label: White Iris Records[18]
  • Formats: 7", digital download
Shit We Recorded In Our Bedroom
Don't Try...
  • Released: April 10, 2012[19]
  • Labels: Mom Pop Music (US); Wichita Recordings (UK)
  • Formats: 7", CD, digital download

Singles

  • "No Waves / No Ass" (2012)
  • "Cheap Beer" (2012) (First released as cassette in 2011 with tracks "Chinese Weed" and "Carnivore Girls")[20]
  • "Wait for the Man" (2012)
  • "Awkward" (2013) (First released as split with The Orwells - "Awkward / Always N Forever")[21]
  • "40oz on Repeat" (2015)
  • "West Coast" (2015)
  • "Drone" (2015)
  • "Sabotage" (2016) (Beastie Boys cover)
  • "Alcohol" (2018)

Music videos

Year Song Director
February 2012 Wait For The Man[22] Ryan Baxley
February 2012 Max Can't Surf[23] Ryan Baxley
February 2012 Oh[24] Ryan Baxley
June 2012 No Waves[25] Ryan Baxley
October 2012 Cheap Beer[26] Ryan Baxley
November 2012 Gimme Something[27] Ryan Baxley
February 2013 Max Can't Surf(FIDLAR Version)[28] Ryan Baxley
July 2013 Cocaine[29] Ryan Baxley
May 2015 40oz On Repeat[30] Ryan Baxley
July 2015 West Coast[31] Ryan Baxley
August 2015 Drone[32] Ryan Baxley
August 2015 Leave Me Alone[33] Ryan Baxley
January 2016 Why Generation[34] Ryan Baxley
April 2016 Punks[35] Ryan Baxley

Appearance in media

Awards and accolades

In the 2013 O Music Awards, Fidlar were nominated within the 'Best Web-Born Artist' category[37]

In the 2013 AIM Independent Music Awards, hosted by Association of Independent Music (AIM), Fidlar were nominated within the 'Best Live Act' category[38]

References

  1. ^ FIDLAR Free Up New Song, Join Our Loving Mom Pop Family, Mom Pop Music
  2. ^ FIDLAR, Wichita Recordings
  3. ^ FIDLAR, Dine Alone Records
  4. ^ Band to watch: FIDLAR, Rolling Stone
  5. ^ FIDLAR, Pitchfork
  6. ^ "An Interview with Zac Carper from FIDLAR - Janky Smooth". Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Special: Band Portrait: Fidlar - The Party Punks - artistxite.com". Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^ Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2012, Stereogum
  9. ^ Staff, Cos. "FIDLAR make TV debut with a rousing performance on Kimmel Live!". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "FIDLAR AIR 'WEST COAST' ON CONAN". DIY Magazine. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ T.S.O.L.'s Greg Kuehn Talks About His Punk Rock Progeny FIDLAR, OC Weekly
  12. ^ Interview With Los Angeles Garage Punk Band FIDLAR, Red Bull
  13. ^ "FIDLAR by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "FIDLAR - FIDLAR". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Too by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "FIDLAR - Too". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "Diydui - EP by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "FIDLAR | RING THE ALARM". ringthealarm.tv. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Don't Try - EP by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "FIDLAR - Cheap Beer". Discogs. Retrieved 2018. 
  21. ^ "FIDLAR / The Orwells - Awkward / Always N Forever". Discogs. Retrieved 2018. 
  22. ^ Baxley, Ryan (21 February 2012). "FIDLAR - Wait For The Man". Retrieved 2018. 
  23. ^ Baxley, Ryan (21 February 2012). "FIDLAR - Max Can't Surf". Retrieved 2018. 
  24. ^ Baxley, Ryan (22 February 2012). "FIDLAR - Oh". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  25. ^ Baxley, Ryan (12 June 2012). "FIDLAR - No Waves". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  26. ^ Baxley, Ryan (25 October 2012). "FIDLAR - Cheap Beer". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  27. ^ Baxley, Ryan (27 November 2012). "FIDLAR - Gimmie Something". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  28. ^ Baxley, Ryan (25 February 2013). "FIDLAR - Max Can't Surf II: The Zuk Trip". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  29. ^ Baxley, Ryan (2 July 2013). "FIDLAR - Cocaine (Feat. Nick Offerman)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  30. ^ Baxley, Ryan (8 May 2015). "FIDLAR - 40oz On Repeat". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  31. ^ Baxley, Ryan (9 July 2015). "FIDLAR - West Coast". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  32. ^ Baxley, Ryan (14 August 2015). "FIDLAR - Drone". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  33. ^ Baxley, Ryan (30 August 2015). "FIDLAR - Leave Me Alone". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  34. ^ Baxley, Ryan (11 January 2016). "FIDLAR - Why Generation". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  35. ^ Baxley, Ryan (12 April 2016). "FIDLAR - Punks". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018. 
  36. ^ "Peaky Blinders playlist". Retrieved 2017. 
  37. ^ "New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture - MTV". Retrieved 2016. 
  38. ^ "AIM Best Live Act 2013". Retrieved 2018. 

External links

Official website


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