Don't call it a comeback. FIDLAR announced today that they will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop Music. Produced by Jay Joyce, Too was recorded in Nashville over the span of just two weeks. The 12-song collection of pop-infused garage rock expands on the band’s 2013 self-titled album that put them at the forefront of modern punk music. The new album showcases a band that continues to fine-tune its sonic approach while also highlighting a more introspective and revelatory approach to songwriting. It also marks the first time the band has worked with a producer.
“We could have made record number one again… but instead we decided to challenge ourselves and admit that we don’t know everything,” said guitarist and lead vocalist Zac Carper. “Up until this point we had recorded everything ourselves, so working with a producer taught us so much. I didn’t want to make a standard rock record. The goal for this album was to think outside the box and I think Jay really helped us do that.”
In addition to the album announcement, FIDLAR provided a taste into what can be expected from Too, with a music video for the album’s leading track and first single 40oz. On Repeat. Directed by Ryan Baxley, the must-watch video is a hilarious “Be Kind Rewind” tribute to past music video masterpieces, sure to conjure loving nostalgia for anyone who came of age during the glory years of MTV’s afternoon video countdown show Total Request Live. “In the late 90s and early 2000s, music videos were such a huge deal,” adds Carper. “We decided that instead of making one overly slick music video, we would nod to 15 of our favorite music videos that we grew up with. Everyone in the band threw in their ideas.” Watch the video below:
Head to FIDLAR's new website to watch the video and create your own personalized GIF from 40oz. On Repeat that can be saved and shared. You can also preorder Too via the website. Physical preorders for CD and LP bundles can be found here, as well as links to digital preorders. With digital preorders, you automatically get a download of 40oz. On Repeat. You can also buy the song individually on iTunes and stream the song on Spotify. Check out the album cover and track listing for Too right here:
1. 40oz. On Repeat 2. Punks 3. West Coast 4. Why Generation 5. Sober 6. Leave Me Alone 7. Drone 8. Overdose 9. Hey Johnny 10. Stupid Decisions 11. Bad Medicine 12. Bad Habits
Further, FIDLAR have announced an extensive headlining U.S. tour to take place in September and October. The live run will kick off in Denver, CO on September 9th and wrap up on Halloween for a hometown show at the Regent Theater. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, June 5th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
North American Tour Dates 09/09 – Marquis Theatre Denver, CO 09/10 – The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS 09/12 – Riot Fest Chicago Chicago, IL 09/14 – Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN 09/15 – The Waiting Room Omaha, NE 09/16 – Rose Music Hall Columbia, MO 09/18 – Thompson House Newport, KY 09/19 – The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI 09/20 – Riot Fest Toronto Toronto, ON 09/22 – Theatre Fairmount Montreal, QC 09/24 – Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA 09/26 – Webster Hall New York, NY 09/27 – Boston Calling Festival Boston, MA 09/28 – The Black Cat Washington, DC 09/29 – Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC 10/02 – The Masquerade – Hell Stage Atlanta, GA 10/03 – High Dive Gainesville, FL 10/05 – Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL 10/06 – One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA 10/9-11 – Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX 10/13 – 89th Street Collective Oklahoma City, OK 10/15 – Launchpad Albuquerque, NM 10/16 – The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ 10/17 – The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA 10/19 – The Complex Salt Lake City, UT 10/22 – Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR 10/23 – The Showbox Seattle, WA 10/28 – Slim’s San Francisco, CA 10/30 – The Regent Theatre Los Angeles, CA 10/31 – The Regent Theatre Los Angeles, CA