Label: Wichita Recordings
Wanna piss off the 'rents? Crank this debut from L.A. hedonists FIDLAR. Their music -- a tight mix of surf-rock, garage rock, skate punk and lo-fi fuzz -- seems to belie their slacker-saluting message, which is imparted immediately on "Cheap Beer" ("I drink cheap beer! So what! F*ck you!"), and best summed up on "Wake Bake Skate" (the Wavves dude so wishes he came up with that one). But with music this good and catchy -- nodding to such greats as The Stooges ("Whore"), The Hives ("Blackout Stout") and The Stones ("Gimmie Something") -- we think FIDLAR have it more together than they claim.