FIDLAR UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG "DRONE" FOLLOWING PREMIERE ON BEATS 1 / APPLE MUSIC WITH ZANE LOWE
NEW ALBUM TOO OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH
Credit: Alice Baxley
LOS ANGELES, CA - - Following a worldwide premiere Thursday on Beats 1 / Apple Music with Zane Lowe, today FIDLAR unleashes a new song and music video to the masses with their track "Drone". Along with "40oz. On Repeat" and "West Coast", "Drone" appears on the band's forthcoming second album Too due out on September 4th on Mom+Pop.
To watch the music video for "Drone" now, click HERE. To listen to Zane Lowe's exclusive interview with FIDLAR's Zac Carper, click HERE. Fans who pre-order Too will receive instant downloads of the three album tracks to be released thus far.
FIDLAR - "Drone" Music Video
The music video for "Drone" was directed by the band's longtime collaborator Ryan Baxley and tells a campy sci-fi story about aliens chasing after a paranoid conspiracy theorist. The video was shot on Super 8 film and all of the props and costumes were homemade. In Baxley's words, "it looks like it was done by a bunch of 12 year olds in 1979." The "Drone" video is a prequel to FIDLAR's music video for their song "Oh" from their very first EP.
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.
FIDLAR will kick off an extensive headlining U.S. tour in Denver, CO on September 9th that wraps on Halloween for a two-night hometown stand at the Regent Theater. Tickets for all dates are on-sale now. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
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
10/25 - Beach Goth Festival - Orange County, CA
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."