This week on the LPP, we venture into the music scene of Rod’s home town of L.A. to explore the web of musical context surrounding the second generation punk royalty, FIDLAR. Rod tells us why the Planet Earth II series is worth your time even if you don’t have a 4k screen yet. Moksha finds inspiration in his friend, Tommy, the 13-year-old weatherman (check out his YouTube channel). And for our second stage, we weigh in on a bedroom musician from L.A. with a dreamwave vibe who may (or may not depending on your opinion) have a sound worth paying attention to.

  • FEATURED SONG
    • “Alcohol” – FIDLAR (2018)


  • OLD-SCHOOL L.A. PUNK VIA THEIR DAD

    • “Black Magic” – T.S.O.L (1984 Change Today?)
    • “No Way” – Adolescents (1981 Adolescents)
    • “No Waves” – FIDLAR (2012 EP Don’t Try)


  • SOUTHERN ROCK/MIDWESTERN GARAGE INFLUENCES

    • “It’s So Easy” – Jay Reatard (2006 Blood Visions)
    • “Family Tree” – Black Lips (2011 Arabia Mountain)
    • “Lodi” – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969 Green River)
    • “Gimmie Something” – FIDLAR (2013 Self-Titled)


  • THE DIY GARAGE SCENE IN SAN FRANCISCO

    • “My Sunshine” – Ty Segall (2010 Melted)
    • “Rainbow” – Thee Oh Sees (2009 Help)


  • THEIR BIG BREAKS

    • “Cheap Beer” – FIDLAR (2013 Self-Titled)
    • “Main Offender” – The Hives (2000 Veni Vidi Vicious)


  • L.A. PUNK SCENE

    • “Sober” – FIDLAR (2015 Too)
    • “Smoking Crack” – Tartar Control (2011 Holy Crap!!)
    • “50 Shades of Fuck You” – Neighborhood Brats (2014 Recovery)
    • “Up and Down Around” – The Muffs (2014 Whoop Dee Doo)
    • “Badillac” – togetherPANGEA (2014 Badillac)
    • “40 oz on Repeat” – FIDLAR (2015 Too)


  • CONTEMPORARIES FAR FROM THE WEST COAST

    • “Crawling After You” – Bass Drums of Death (2013 Bass Drums of Death)
    • “Pills” – White Reaper (2015 White Reaper Does It Again)
    • “Black Francis” – Orwells (2017 Terrible Human Beings)


  • WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

    • “Kids” – The Frights (2016 You Are Going To Hate This)
    • “Stupid Decisions” – FIDLAR (2015 Too)


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Show References: Five Albums That Influenced FIDLAR’s Debut | Tommy Microcasting Interview | “Devil Wave” by TALKER

Below is the Spotify playlist Moksha put together for this episode, enjoy!

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