FIDLAR unveil emoji-inspired video for “Why Generation”
Los Angeles surf punks FIDLAR have shared their new emoji-inspired music video for “Why Generation.” Watch the clip HERE.
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 on iTunes and in the Dine Alone webstore.
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, 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.”