Tickets are now available for Fidlar at Rock City!
Storming back from a four year hiatus earlier this year, FIDLAR dropped their That’s Life EP in March of 2023, their first official project since 2019’s ALMOST FREE. Featuring “Centipede,” “FSU,” “Sand On The Beach,” and “On Drugs,” the EP is a journey for the trio comprised of Zac Carper, Max Kuehn, and Brandon Schwartzel. First teasing the release of That’s Life last August with “FSU”, the band electrified fans around the world & garnered acclaim from the likes of THE FADER, FLOOD Magazine, Hypebeast, Loudwire, Consequence, and SPIN, who stated that the EP sees FIDLAR “continue doing what they do best: throwing some of the best punk rock parties on the planet and writing catchy songs about booze and drugs.”
While immersed in the ideation process of the project during a time when in-person contact was minimized, the band found themselves thrust into their next chapter while looking for a way to harness the frenzied, care-free energy that has defined their shows and identity since forming over a decade ago. On a search for some shred of enlightenment in 2020, the earliest seeds of That’s Life were planted with a trip; both literally and figuratively. Powered by psychedelics and caravanning with friends throughout the West and East Coasts, Mexico, Hawaii and beyond, Carper’s lyrics for the EP poured out during a DMT ceremony in Lake Powell. Lyrics that realize there is no heal-all enlightenment, and there are no answers. There is, however, an exuberance in sharing real human connections – both good and bad – and a peace in shouting fuck it when faced with the immutable chaos of life.
With That’s Life, the trio began a new era that’s back-to-basics, yet larger than FIDLAR’s ever sounded before. Loud, feral, and primed to be ignited on stage, the band teamed up with recording legend Dave Sardy (Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers) to record the EP at the famed Shangri-La in Malibu, CA. That’s Life – a title that’s borrowed from a tattoo inspired by a skate video – is the new era of FIDLAR, and yet the truest version of themselves they’ve ever been. It’s a middle finger to the concept of taking life too seriously, and taking the simplicities of life for granted.
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