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Members:

Zac Carper
Elvis Kuehn
Max Kuehn
Brandon Schwartzel

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Biography

"Thanks for coming, man. Want some bum juice?"
"What the fuck is in this shit?"
"Tampico and Everclear. It's pretty gross."

When they started in 2009, seeing FIDLAR meant showing up to a house party and eventually having this exchange with one of them. Zac Carper, The bands guitarist and singer (well, one of 'em) would hand you a red cup , throw an arm around your neck and probably end up blurting out how fucked up he was. Their set list would read more like a grocery list of party supplies than a list of songs: "Cocaine. Cheap Beer. Chinese weed. Four Loko."

After a few years of being a band Zac still plugs in his pedals attached to a skate deck ("Pedal board", get it?) and says "Hi We're FIDLAR: F-I-D-L-A-R. It means 'Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk". Seeing a FIDLAR set consists of drinking and dancing with people that are twice as drunk as you are while the band rips through songs about what they know best: The girl doesn't call, my ex is a whore, I lost my phone, my car is a piece of shit, my friends are pieces of shit, I do too many drugs, I'm really awkward, I love Del Taco.

FIDLAR is Zac Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Brandon Schwartzel, and Max Kuehn. Elvis and Zac met at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA and recorded a ton of demos with the band before playing a live show. Their first show was on a FMLY bike ride at a skatepark in Culver City. Three years later the band has played with Black Lips, OFF!, Japanther and toured with The Hives. They've released two EP's and just got back from touring Europe.

Listening to them, you can tell that the band did their homework on punk rock and seem dead set on inflicting lessons on anyone willing to listen. Any given song will give you a Germs influenced guitar solo, the catchy "Ooo's" and "Ah's" of The Misfits , and lyrics in the same family as Black Flag's "Six Pack" and "TV Party" . On the same token they can just as easily be compared to any of the bands they cover (Blink 182, FEAR, CCR, Warron Zevon), yet it all comes across entirely their own: Surfier, Faster, more fuzzed out, more personal and a lot more drunk.

Recorded at their home studio, The album is set to be 14 tracks long and out January 22nd on Dine Alone Records (Canada). FIDLAR are your dumbass friends that find a beer, scrape the shit off their shoes, and tell you how the hardest thing about waking up late and trying not to fuck up your life is having to do it with no job, no money and everyone bumming your cigarettes.
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FIDLAR announce 2014 tour dates with PIXIES

L.A. four-piece FIDLAR have announced a string of 2014 North American tour dates in support of the iconic PIXIES, hot off the heals of their current co-headlining tour. Take a look at the new shows below, and a full list of their current dates bit.ly " target="_blank">HERE.

FIDLAR 2014 TOUR DATES
01/15 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *
01/16 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
01/18 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre *
01/19 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre *
01/21 Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center *
01/22 New Haven, CT - Shubert Theatre *
01/24 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
01/25 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall *
01/26 Washington, DC - Strathmore *
01/29 Richmond, VA - National Theatre *

w/ PIXIES
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FIDLAR's "Awkward" now available on iTunes

The new single from California-born FIDLAR is now available digitally on iTunes.

bit.ly target="_blank">Click here to download "Awkward."

Fans can catch the four-piece at a North American stop on their lengthy new tour including three Canadian dates in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal (below).

Sept 3 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 18 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
Oct 19 - Montreal, QC @ il motore

For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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FIDLAR debut "Max Can't Surf" video

LA surf punks FIDLAR just dropped a video for their latest single "Max Can't Surf." Check it out above or on their blog fidlar.tumblr.com target="_blank">HERE.

Catch the four-piece on their North American Spring tour alongside Wavves - it kicks off March 17 in Dallas and features two Canadian stops in Toronto and Montreal.

dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">Click here for a full list of tour dates.

FIDLAR Canadian dates:
4/5 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
4/6 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
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FIDLAR's debut album available now

The LA surf-punks' debut album, FIDLAR, is available now. Pick up your copy of the album right dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

Be sure to give the band's massive first single, "Cheap Beer," dubbed by Pitchfork a "crash-and-burn rager," a listen right snd.sc target="_blank">HERE.

The band is wrapping up this month with a handful of shows in their home-state of California before jetting off to Europe and the UK. Check out the full tour schedule right dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Stream FIDLAR's debut album on Pitchfork

The upcoming full-length by LA surf-punks FIDLAR doesn't drop until January 22 but for a limited time you can listen to an advanced stream of the album exclusively over on Pitchfork. While you're giving the album a listen, be sure to scroll through album artwork, band mugshots, and hand-penned lyrics.

pitchfork.com target="_blank">STREAM FIDLAR via Pitchfork HERE.

The band is wrapping up this month with a handful of shows in their home-state of California before jetting off to Europe and the UK. Catch them at any of the following dates:

01.18.13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
01.19.13 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
01.20.13 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room at the Observatory
01.24.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Music
02.19.13 - Paris, France - Fireworks! Festival
02.21.13 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 3
02.22.13 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy 2
02.24.13 - Bristol, UK - Louisiana
02.25.13 - London, UK - The Garage
02.26.13 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 2
02.27.13 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
02.28.13 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
03.02.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Oude Zaal
03.06.13 - Zurich, Germany - Hafenkneipe
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FIDLAR - Cheap Beer

FIDLAR - Cocaine
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FIDLAR - Awkward

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