Mom + Pop
Street: 01.22
Fidlar = Metz + Unnatural Helpers + Black Lips
In the songs of Fidlar, with titles including “Cheap Beer” and “Wake Bake Skate,” and lyrics like, “I drink cheap beer so what fuck you,” the subject matter reminds me of a less trashy take on The Trashies.  The perceived touch of class could come from the melodies added to the chanted vocals, or the way Fidlar sounds like they have some experience with their instruments, even scattering a few semi-complicated guitar solos throughout.  Regardless of the album’s lyrical theme, Fidlar has a clean sound with minimal distortion anywhere other than the guitar making the album far from lo-fi. Fidlar sound like they might save their debauchery for the weekends, but like the rich kids who choose to live in filth, they’re still a good time. –Steve Richardson