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Fucked Up stream “This Mother Forever” EP

Toronto hardcore act Fucked Up have released a new EP titled “This Mother Forever” containing 2 songs; the 15 minute long title track and a 30 minute track called “Our Own Blood” that the band recorded last year. If you’ve got the patience you can stream the entire thing below.

Fucked Up recently announced plans to release a new full-length titled “Year Of The Snake” in 2017.



F**ked Up will release double LP “Zanzibar” in April

Toronto hardcore act Fucked Up will continue to push their musical limits in 2016.  Last year, the band released a 30-minute song called “Our Own Blood,” and now the band will release a double LP of the instrumental score of the 1928 silent film, “West of Zanzibar.”

The album, called Zanzibar, will be released on April 15th.



Fucked Up Collaborate with Tanya Tagaq for a 30 minute song

Toronto hardcore act Fucked Up have collaborated with Nunavut-based Inuk throat singer, Tanya Tagaq on a song titled “Our Own Blood.” The track lasts a lengthy 30 minutes and 41 seconds. You can hear it below.

Fucked Up released the latest addition to their on-going Zodiac singles, Year of the Hare, on June 15, 2015. The band released their latest full length album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records.



Watch: Fucked Up cover Alanis Morissette’s “All I Really Want”

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking release “Jagged Little Pill,” the CBC Music network enlisted the help of Toronto hardcore veterans Fucked Up for a pretty interesting cover. Head below to watch the live session, in which Fucked Up cover the “Jagged Little Pill” track “All I Really Want.”

Fucked Up released a twelve-inch single, “Year Of The Hare,” earlier this year.



EP Review: Fucked Up – “Year of the Hare”

The series of EPs that make up Fucked Up’s ongoing Zodiac project are some of the most interesting punk rock experiments around. That’s not to say they’re always good, or even enjoyable, but they inspire a sort of awe about them. There’s always something on the line, it’s audacious and beautiful and raucous and for me at least, every bit as important as their full length releases. Year of the Hare is Fucked Up’s latest experiment, and on it they continue pushing the boundaries of punk and hardcore into unknown territory.

The title track is one of their longest yet, clocking in at about twenty-one and a half minutes. It starts with feedback that could be strings and a piano that’s slightly out of tune, every so often a blast of static harshes the mellow, as if “Year of the Hare” was the pirate radio broadcast of an avant garde DJ . The song is all about building though. It introduces its elements and grows over time, exploding into the hardcore we all know and love before subtracting its elements again and retracting into silence. This all happens by the halfway mark. When the music comes back, it is a sort of ethereal indie rock led by melodic female vocals. Once again, the music builds, and as soon as it reaches a crescendo it falls apart in a detuned deconstruction, it all happens in an instance and it resurrects as a fast and melodic, typically Fucked Up barrage.

And then again. It stops. The broken piano comes back and suddenly the guitars rev up and vocalist Damian Abraham is screaming in my face. “Year of the Hare” is all about starts and stops, explosions and meditations. Its unhindered creativity, pushing itself as far as notes can take it.

“California Cold” is merely ten minutes long, and experiments in a different way. It is less about texture and structure than it is an excursion into new genre territory. There’s a certain heartland rock feel to the song that comes through despite Abraham’s growls. It has a more bluesy feel than a lot of Fucked Up’s work, while never completely losing the band’s cold and distinctive tone. It becomes a jam, an un-punk concept that Fucked Up has embraced and made sublime over the years, filled with feedback and synth and pulsing noise.

Fucked Up is a difficult band to assign anything of numeric value to. They are bizarre boundary pushers; rooted in punk rock but obsessed with dismantling it. They remind be of the musical equivalent of Jean-Luc Godard, the French New Wave director who loved American gangster films but whose perspective was so unique and unwavering and contemptuous of the rules of cinematic art, that whatever he utilized of that influence was transformed into something only recognizable as a Godard film. Fucked Up is similar in that regard. Year of the Hare is an interesting new installment in the Zodiac series, and it’s made all the better by its grandiose, albeit inaccessible vision.

4/5



Fucked Up release interactive video project

Fucked Up have released an interactive video to promote their upcoming 12-inch single, Year of the Hare. The clips include snippets of the single, and you can check it out here.

Fucked Up will release Year of the Hare on June 15, 2015. You can pre-order it here. The band released their latest album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records.



Fucked Up announce special “Zodiac Series” tour, stream new song

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up have announced their “Zodiac Series” tour. The group will be joined by Doomsquad—thus performing as a nine-piece band—in conjunction with the next release in the series, Year of the Hare, out June 16 via Deathwish Inc. It’s the seventh entry in the series, which began with 2006’s Year of the Dog (Blocks Recording Club) and has been followed with 2008’s Year of the Pig (Vice/Matador); 2009’s Year of the Rat (What’s Your Rupture?); 2010’s Year of the Ox (Merge/Matador Europe); 2012’s Year of the Tiger (Matador); and 2014’s Year of the Dragon (Tankcrimes).

You can check out the tour dates and locations and a new song called California Cold below.

Fucked Up released their latest album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records.



Fucked Up to release new EP “Year of the Hare” this summer

 

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up have announced plans to release a new two-song EP this summer called Year of the Hare. Recorded over a two year period, the EP will contain two songs called “Year of the Hare” (a 21 minute long epic song that mixes various aspects of instrumentation and style) and “California Cold” (8 minute track). The entire EP is due out on June 16th on 12″ vinyl format via Deathwish Inc. We’ll keep you up to date with more details as they become available.

Fucked Up released their latest album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records.

 



Fucked Up (hardcore) streams new track, “Voce Rubata”

Hardcore/progressive rockers Fucked Up are streaming a new track, and you can check it out below.

This song may not be for the average hardcore fan:  it is a slow, brooding piano instrumental plus vocals from the Canadian Opera Company.  Band member Jonah Falco sums it up this way:

We were thrilled to work with singers from the COC, but when we had a chance to talk to them and get into the rehearsal space, we realized that we had less than 24 hours. We went in with a vague idea, tore it up, started again. We didn’t want to waste those singers in a half-baked punk song. Mike, our guitar player, came up with the shell of an idea of a singer who was lured from her art by the illusion of freedom, promised by a nefarious stranger. We were interested in creating a piece that seized the musical opportunity rather than addressing one particular moment, but the frame of the story–a person who is free leaving the structures in which they’ve grown to do something new only to have that illusion shattered by reality–is a very old narrative, and one that we see echoed throughout stories in this or any other year.

The band released it on their Canadian record label, Arts & Crafts.



Burly Calling Music Festival announces lineup (Silverstein, Fucked Up, The Fullblast, and more)

The eighth annual Burly Calling Music Festival will be held in December 4-7 in Burlington, Ontario and it has recently released its full lineup. A number of the bands featured will be notable punk groups, including Fucked Up, Silverstein, Grade, and The Penske File. There will also be reunion shows from local punk rock legends The Fullblast and Out of Options.

For more information on the festival, you can check out its webpage.



Fucked Up announces Long Winter Year Three Volume One

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up has just announced plans for the Long Winter events in Toronto later this fall/winter. The events include bands, performance art, movies, visual art and other types of art/entertainment. Long Winter Volume One Year Three is set to take place this Friday, November 14th at The Great Hall in Toronto, and you can get more information right here.

A couple of months ago, Fucked Up released a music video for their track “The Art of Patrons”, which was taken off their album “Glass Boys”, released this past June through Matador Records.

You can check out the video below.



Dirty Laundry TV interviews Fucked Up (part 2)

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up recently sat down for an interview with Dirty Laundry TV.  We reported on part 1 previously and now here is part 2!

You can listen to the band talk about nudity and bleeding, and what their parents think of their band below.

Fucked Up released their latest album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records.



Dirty Laundry TV interviews Fucked Up

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up recently sat down for an interview with Dirty Laundry TV. You can listen to the band talk about Coachella, dad rock, and fellow Canadians the Arcade Fire in the video below.

Fucked Up released their latest album, Glass Boys, on June 3, 2014 through Matador Records



Music Video: Fucked up – “The Art of Patrons”

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up have just released a music video for their track “The Art of Patrons”, which is taken of their album Glass Boys from earlier this year. You can check out the video below.

Glass Boys was released on June 3rd through Matador Records. Two versions of the album were released – a fast version, and a slow one.



First batch of bands announced for Burly Calling VIII (Fucked Up, The Dirty Nil and more)

The first batch of bands has been announced for this year’s installment of the Burly Calling festival.

Among the artists announced in the first batch are Fucked Up, The Dirty Nil, Teenage Hero, Bring Me The Author, Aitch, Bombing Neverland and a bunch more. Click here for the full rundown, and stay tuned for more bands to be announced over the next few months.

The Burly Calling festival, now in its eighth year, will take place in Burlington, Ontario between December 4th and 8th.