FIDLAR debut new single and video
FIDLAR have dropped a new single, “By Myself.” In honor of the release. the quartet decided to crack one open with the boys No Parents, Criminal Hygiene, Danny Bengston (Together Pangea), Kelsey Reckling (and Bocky), Cadien (Twin Peaks), The Side Eyes, Benjamin Booker, Sunny War, Matthew Zuk, Brian Rodriguez, The Frights, No Win, John Doe and DJ Bonebrake (X), Tropa Magica, Zachary “Penske” Cox, Misses Joseph Herzog, Shelly Schimek, Nate Mercereau, Culture Abuse, Barbara (@poserfeel), Alice Baxley, SWMRS, The McGinnis Family, NOBRO, Dicky Presto, Jimmy Russo, Ronald Ray-Gun, FIDIOTS, Dune Rats, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (The Hives), Matt Caughthran (The Bronx), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Jonah Ray and Taran Killam for the song’s video. The track is off the band’s forthcoming release, Almost Free, out January 25 on Dine Alone/Mom+Pop
Lead singer/guitarist Zac Carper on “By Myself”:
explains the ironically anthemic song (“Well I’m cracking one open with the boys, by myself”) written in Hawaii, “I called up all my homies to have a drink with me and no one showed up. What a bunch of kooks.” The track follows previous singles “Alcohol,” “Too Real” and “Can’t You See.”
Almost Free touches on many of the tragedies and irritations of modern life: existential dread, gentrification, the inescapable sway of the super-rich and the self-involved, post-breakup telecommunication, performative wokeness, the loneliness of sobriety or the lack thereof.
Why can’t we have a harmonica loop?’,” Zac Carper said. “It was about taking the ceiling off. Having it be limitless. Ain’t no rules.” Elvis Kuehn added, “Almost Free feels like a step forward for us in a lot of ways. We tried to be true to ourselves and let the music come out naturally, without fear of how people would receive it.”
Get Off My Rock
Can’t You See
Called You Twice (ft. K.Flay)
Good Times Are Over
1/24: Los Angeles, CA @ In-Store at Amoeba Records
1/25: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (“Almost Free” Release Day Show) SOLD OUT
1/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (KROQ Presents FIDLAR “Almost Free”) SOLD OUT
1/31: London, UK @ Heaven
2/13: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (105.7 The Point Birthmonth Show)
2/14: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman (96.5 The Buzz Church of Lazlo’s E.D. Party)
2/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line (Go 96.3 Go Show)
4/5: Bogotá, Colombia @ Festival Estéreo Picnic
4/10: Mexico City, Mexico @ Sala Corona
5/3-5: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festiva
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