"By Myself" - FIDLAR [YouTube Music Video]

Surf-punks go disco and video conference their friends
Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published January 16, 2019

FIDLAR will be releasing Almost Free later this month, and it is shaping up to be their most experimental LP yet.  Check out their new music video for "By Myself" above.

"By Myself" is a departure for the band, starting with guitar before shifting to an upbeat drum machine groove that incorporates elements of disco and Latin music.  Lyrically, singer-guitarist Zac Carper covers familiar ground with references to drinking and debauchery, along with self-deprecating humor that pushes the envelope.

The video shows the band members on a video conference with beverages.  After about a minute, it shifts to showing other musicians and friends of the band.  On the YouTube page, they shared a list of all the cameos:

No Parents, Criminal Hygiene, Danny Bengston (Together Pangea), Kelsey Reckling (and Bocky), Cadien (Twin Peaks), The Side Eyes, Benjamin Booker, Sunny War, Matthew Zuk, Brian Rodriguez, The Frights, No Win, John Doe and DJ Bonebrake (X), Tropa Magica, Zachary "Penske" Cox, Misses Joseph Herzog, Shelly Schimek, Nate Mercereau, Culture Abuse, Barbara (@poserfeel), Alice Baxley, SWMRS, The McGinnis Family, NOBRO, Dicky Presto, Jimmy Russo, Ronald Ray-Gun, FIDIOTS, Dune Rats, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (The Hives), Matt Caughthran (The Bronx), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Jonah Ray and Taran Killam

Almost Free, the band's third full-length album and first since 2015's Too, is scheduled for release on January 25, 2019.  Pick it up on Amazon

Previously FIDLAR shared a few singles: the psychedelic "Can't You See," the socially conscious "Too Real," and the party anthem "Alcohol."

The band will begin a North American tour later this month.  For concert tickets and more, check out FIDLAR's Zumic artist page.


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