“These are our roommates: John Al Pastor and Matthew Zuk.”

picture-20105-1372868162By: Jolie Ruben // March 4, 2013

You can almost picture FIDLAR’s house merely by scanning the song titles on their self-titled debut album — “Stoked & Broke,” “Black Out Stout,” “Paycheck,” “Wait for the Man.” Their group pad in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborood — which is located on the city’s Northeast side — is as you might expect: beds in odd places, photos taped to the walls, weed stuffed in random containers. But it’s also hyper-personal, and mementos like cheap, marked-up guitars lie about. The band gave us a guided tour, and also brought SPIN inside their soundproof live room, where songs are recorded, and where… other things also happen.