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FIDLAR 2013.jpgFIDLAR performing in 2013
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
  • Skate punk
  • garage punk
  • garage rock
  • surf punk
  • punk rock
  • indie rock
Years active2009–present
  • Mom + Pop
  • Wichita
  • Dine Alone
  • Burger
  • Zac Carper
  • Brandon Schwartzel
  • Elvis Kuehn
  • Max Kuehn

FIDLAR is a skate punk/garage punk band from Los Angeles, California. The band is currently signed to Mom + Pop Music in the US,[1] Wichita Recordings in the UK and Dine Alone Records in Canada.

The band's name is an acronym for Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk, a skate mantra gleaned from singer Zac Carper's former roommates.[2] Originally, FIDLAR went under the name 'Fuck The Clock', as referenced in their song 'Cheap Beer'. Founding members Carper and Elvis Kuehn met while working at a recording studio in which Carper was employed as an engineer and Kuehn was an intern. The two started recording songs when the studio was empty and posting the finished products online.[3] Three years after recording their first songs, they stepped on stage together with The Black Lips and went on tour with The Hives.[4]

In 2011, they released their debut EP, DIYDUI, produced by Lewis Pesacov. In 2012, FIDLAR were named one of Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands of 2012.[not verified in body]


  • 1 Members
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Studio albums
    • 2.2 Extended Plays
    • 2.3 Singles
  • 3 Appearance in media
  • 4 Awards and accolades
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Elvis Kuehn (guitar/vocals) and Max Kuehn (drums) are the sons of Greg Kuehn, keyboardist for Long Beach punk legends, T.S.O.L..[5] while Zac Carper (vocals/guitar) is the son of famed surfboard designer John Carper. Zac struggled with drug addiction and spent time in rehab for it, inspiring the song "No Waves".[6] Bassist Brandon Schwartzel was Carper's friend before joining the band, with the two bonding over drugs and homelessness. The four have been performing together as FIDLAR since 2009. Zac was born in Hawaii, while Elvis and Max are both from Los Angeles, and Brandon was born in San Diego.

  • Zac Carper –rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Brandon Schwartzel – bass, backing vocals
  • Elvis Kuehn –lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Kuehn – drums


  • "No Waves" (2012)
  • "Cheap Beer" (2012)
  • "Awkward" (2013)
  • "40oz on Repeat" (2015)
  • "Drone" (2015)
  • "Sabotage" (2016)

Appearance in media

  • "No Waves" appeared in the video games Saints Row IV and The Crew and also in Netflix series "Love".
  • "White on White" was featured in the video game Sunset Overdrive.
  • "Cheap Beer" was featured in the film Neighbors, the TV show iZombie and in Plan B's skateboarding film "True" during Pat Duffy's part.
  • "Cocaine" was featured in the TV show Finding Carter and video game Grand Theft Auto V.
  • "5 to 9" is played in the 16th episode of the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries
  • "Wait For the Man" and "Oh" appeared on an episode of Shameless (US).
  • "Cheap Beer" and "No Waves" both appeared on the soundtrack to The Crew.
  • "Punks" appeared in the "Embrace Your Dark Side" promo for the fourth season of Arrow.
  • "Drone" appeared on the soundtrack to the video game WWE 2K17.
  • "Awkward" appeared in the first episode of the online web series "Content Deputy" by Youtube web creator iDubbbzTV.
  • "Awkward" appeared in a Youtube video called "Jeff the killer VS Deviantart" by BaptismOnFire

Awards and accolades

In the 2013 O Music Awards, FIDLAR were nominated within the 'Best Web-Born Artist' category[14]

In the 2013 AIM Independent Music Awards, hosted by Association of Independent Music (AIM), FIDLAR were nominated within the 'Best Live Act' category [15]


  1. ^ FIDLAR Free Up New Song, Join Our Loving Mom+Pop Family, Mom + Pop Music
  2. ^ Band to watch: FIDLAR, Rolling Stone
  3. ^ "An Interview with Zac Carper from FIDLAR - Janky Smooth". Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Special: Band Portrait: Fidlar - The Party Punks -". Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  5. ^ T.S.O.L.'s Greg Kuehn Talks About His Punk Rock Progeny FIDLAR, OC Weekly
  6. ^ Interview With Los Angeles Garage Punk Band FIDLAR, Red Bull
  7. ^ "FIDLAR by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  8. ^ "FIDLAR - FIDLAR". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Too by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  10. ^ "FIDLAR - Too". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  11. ^ "Diydui - EP by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  12. ^ "FIDLAR | RING THE ALARM". Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  13. ^ "Don't Try - EP by FIDLAR on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  14. ^ "New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture - MTV". Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  15. ^ AIM Best Live Act 2013

External links

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