Scribblers Music Review

One of my favorite bands of the last five years, the L.A. skatepunks-turned-alt-rockers FIDLAR, are readying a second album for release in early September and have issued a new pop-culture-happy video. “40 oz. on Repeat” repeats a familiar FIDLAR refrain about drowning one’s relationship-related sorrows in booze and/or drugs. The visual reference range from Suicidal Tendencies to Eminem and Weezer to Missy Elliott and George Michael. The song, however, stands on its own. All FIDLAR songs are anthems for addled youth. You can shout them on street corners.
I still have FIDLAR’s “No Waves”—a non-surf classic I proclaimed (in the old New Haven Advocate) to be the summer song of 2013—as a ringtone on my phone. I set it to wake me up in the mornings. FIDLAR last played New Haven when they opened up for The Pixies at the Shubert the winter before last. A second album is overdue. This helps.