Fidlar coming to Riot Fest




LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 2, 2015 - Los Angeles band FIDLAR today announced they will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop Music. The album is available for pre-order today at iTunes and directly from the band at with exclusive merchandise bundles.

Produced by Jay Joyce, Too was recorded in Nashville over the span of just two weeks. The 12-song collection of pop-infused garage rock expands on the band's 2013 self-titled album that put them at the forefront of modern punk music. The new album showcases a band that continues to fine-tune its sonic approach while also highlighting a more introspective and revelatory approach to songwriting. It also marks the first time the band has worked with a producer.

"We could have made record number one again... but instead we decided to challenge ourselves and admit that we don't know everything," said guitarist and lead vocalist Zac Carper. "Up until this point we had recorded everything ourselves, so working with a producer taught us so much. I didn't want to make a standard rock record. The goal for this album was to think outside the box and I think Jay really helped us do that."

Today the band is revealing the first taste of new music from Too via a music video for the album's leading track and first single "40oz. On Repeat". Directed by Ryan Baxley, the must-watch video is a hilarious "Be Kind Rewind" tribute to past music video masterpieces, sure to conjure loving nostalgia for anyone who came of age during the glory years of MTV's afternoon video countdown show Total Request Live.  "In the late 90s and early 2000s, music videos were such a huge deal," adds Carper. "We decided that instead of making one overly slick music video, we would nod to 15 of our favorite music videos that we grew up with. Everyone in the band threw in their ideas." A complete list of video masterpieces that inspired the "40oz. On Repeat" video can be found below.

Additionally, FIDLAR have announced an extensive headlining U.S. tour to take place in September and October. The live run will kick off in Denver, CO on September 9th and wrap up on Halloween for a hometown show at the Regent Theater. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, June 5th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
Too Tracklisting

1. 40oz. On Repeat             
2. Punks                              
3. West Coast                      
4. Why Generation            
5. Sober                           
6. Leave Me Alone             
7. Drone                           
8. Overdose                     
9. Hey Johnny                  
10. Stupid Decisions             
11. Bad Medicine                 
12. Bad Habits        

"40oz. On Repeat" music video inspiration (in order):

Sugar Ray - Fly
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Devo - Jocko Homo
Weezer - Undone -- The Sweater Song
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
The Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk
Oasis - Wonderwall
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Korn - Freak On A Leash
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
George Michael - Faith
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Upcoming Live Dates

09/09 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
09/10 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
09/12 - Riot Fest Chicago - Chicago, IL
09/14 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
09/15 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
09/16 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, MO
09/18 - Thompson House - Newport, KY
09/19 - The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI
09/20 - Riot Fest Toronto - Toronto, ON
09/22 - Theatre Fairmount - Montreal, QC
09/24 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
09/26 - Webster Hall - New York, NY
09/27 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA
09/28 - The Black Cat - Washington, DC
09/29 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC 
10/02 - The Masquerade - Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA
10/03 - High Dive - Gainesville, FL
10/05 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
10/06 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
10/9-11 - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX
10/13 - 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK
10/15 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
10/16 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
10/17 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
10/19 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
10/22 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/23 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
10/28 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
10/30 - The Regent Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
10/31 - The Regent Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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 Heatseakers 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." The Los Angeles Times described their sound as "Bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on ones forehead." Noisey praised the band's "ever-growing catalog of readymade garage-punk classics that draw omnivorously on a half century of bad-ass pop, from Phil Spector to Nirvana to the late, great Jay Reatard." SPIN declared "These risk-taking, SoCal pop-punks unleash true sounds of liberty."

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