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If you haven't seen the Funny Or Die video for the Fidlar's track "Cocaine," go watch it. Now. Its anti-establishment mentality and rowdy antics make the L.A. quartet and their rowdy, damn-the-man music everything a good skate-punk band should be. Noisy, raw and manically adorable onstage, Fidlar is now gaining some notoriety for "Cocaine" despite their relatively new status on the national scene.
But even if they weren't as rambunctious as they are, we'd cut 'em a bit of slack because that video sure is ballsy -- in more ways than one. With The Orwells. ANGELICA LEICHT
In the same line of great Memphis garage-rockers like Jack Oblivion and the late Jay Reatard, John Paul Keith is less sloppy than either one, which allows both his facility for both power-pop and rockabilly to come to the fore. After making a name in Southern circles with his band the One Four Fives, two weeks ago Keith released his first album under his own name, Memphis at 3AM, on Fat Possum-distributed Big Legal Mess Records.
He even cut the record at Memphis' Sam Phillips Recording Service, on the same kind of 2" analog tape Elvis, Johnny Cash and the Killer used to use. If it ain't broke... CHRIS GRAY
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