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AAA Music | 16 October 2019

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FIDLAR – West Coast

| On 08, Oct 2015

FIDLAR, or “Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk” is a merry four-piece skate punk garage band from Los Angeles who knows how to make you experience partying California-style through their songs. West Coast’, their second video released earlier this year, is a foretaste to their sophomore album Too to be released last month.

Both in audio and video content, this song is quite reminiscent of Wavves‘No Hope Kids’ – that is, a video showing the band alternatively playing hard on stage and partying hard off stage. The track works very well with its up-beat mood right from the first chords, and the lyric-less sing-along chorus that catches your attention from the start – it will stay with you for the rest of the day!

That band, as moronic as they are great, keeps on the party hard vibe after songs like Cheep Bear, Cocaine, Black Out Stout or Shrooms. ‘West Coast’s lyrics are just as precise and relevant to a very-bad-trip kind of night as ever, taking the band from a boring suburban life to Seattle and Oregon via Portland – high, drunk, and clueless about what’s happening around them.

Musically, the bridge is also a notable interesting mixture of a Titus Andronicus‘ instrumental background and a voice timbre and singing style resembling that of MGMT‘s. In short, it is just one of those simple songs that are hard not to like, so go for it and party as if you were on the West Coast with them.

Marguerite Gallorini

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Marguerite Gallorini
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The track works very well with its up-beat mood right from the first chords, and the lyric-less sing-along chorus that catches your attention from the start – it will stay with you for the rest of the day!
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