FIDLAR stands for something we can’t say on the radio, but their music deserves to be played. This SoCal punk band runs on catchy vocals and riffs, muscular production, a slight surf rock influence, and debauchery. When these songs aren’t heavy, they’re catchy and carefree. Their sound is also massive for a home-recorded punk band, and it really separates them from their lo-fi peers. These songs have that incredible primal energy in spades, even the sunnier ones. It makes you want to raise a fist in the air and move around spastically without care for your surroundings. And who doesn’t want that? This is a must for punk fans and would work very well with a lot of local garage rock and punk in local rotation.
RIYL: The Black Lips, The Reatards, Punk/garage rock in general
-Nick Kline, 1/24/13