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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.

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.

Ceremony announce European summer tour

San Francisco’s Ceremony have announced they will be embarking on a 2-week European tour this August. You can check out all of the dates and locations below.

The band will be touring in support of their new album The L-Shaped Man, which was released on May 19th through Matador Records.

Album Review: Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’

Everything dies. This is what makes Life splendidly yet painfully gorgeous.

Ceremony have made a clean break from what you knew them to be. A new creature is born – one cribbed in beautiful woe and broody melodies on The L-Shaped Man. Their thrashy pedigree and the thunderous, harrowing nature of their older stuff is simply dead and in these ashes, a nuanced sound rises, one rife with a quiet intensity of say, New Order and Joy Division. But in all its shoegaze and mellow Brit glory, I’d have to peg Interpol as the sound that this album sticks to the most.

The ferocity of Ceremony finds itself channeled into a darker, ambient post-punk arena where love is outgrown and emerges as a distant memory. This is the heart of the story here and it’s not a subtle tale. Tracks like “The Understanding” and “Your Life In France” remonstrate this. Soothing picky guitars and lull-worthy keys create a contemplative and crooning affair that you’d do well to disconnect from the aggression in your life. After all, this is a record for broken hearts and one to pass the time by forgetting about the steel-nerves and aggressive pastures Ross Farrar once walked. His words and emotions are an open book – brooding, volatile, hurting, frustrated, pained and chomping away at his inner-fuel. You feel his energy dissipate with each note played as he gets as personal as can be, informative and macabre. The malaise, caution exercised and dark view of Farrar’s world are breathed to life with such a succinct capability that when his reality sets in, it feels as if it’s your own.

“Can You Measure The Loss?” is a line from “The Separation” and it’s tear-inducing. Dark and depressive on a record void of any light whatsoever. That’s the effect of true love shattered. There’s no relief on The L-Shaped Man. It’s bleak and exposed but in these naked moments, every ounce of catharsis comes to life. The visceral nature of the record is invigorating and it’s a dramatic shift that you don’t want to end because you’ve put aside and cast asunder any past notions of the band as you ingest a message on loss. One we’re all susceptible to. When producer, John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt) extracts the cavernous, echoey and vulnerable feel of those old Joy Division and New Order albums, tracks like “Root of the World” dim the twilight, haze your world and bring the curtains down with soft chords and a sunset melody; all styles that musically form a cinematic blanket over your eyes. A wool that you’re afraid to lift. A veil you hope would protect you from what inevitably happens. Grappling with this pain is what makes Ceremony’s fifth full-length their most thought-provoking to date. It’s a catchy and wistful musical statement I enjoyed listening to but one that I can’t imagine they enjoyed making.

Swim in it while you can. Soak it in. After all, nothing lasts forever.

4.5 / 5

Ceremony stream new album “The L-Shaped Man”

San Franciscan powerviolence and slowly turning (or completely turned) post-punk band Ceremony are streaming their upcoming album The L-Shaped Man in its entirety, and you can give it a listen here.

The L-Shaped Man will be released on May 19th through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also through Matador.

Music Video: Ceremony – “Your Life In France”

San Franciscan punk band Ceremony have release a music video for their song “Your Life In France.” Check out the video below.

The song is taken from the band upcoming album, The L-Shaped Man, which will be released on May 19th through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also through Matador.

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.

Ceremony announce new album; stream two new songs

Ceremony have announced that their fifth studio album will be titled The L Shaped Man.  To promote the upcoming LP, the band is streaming two brand new songs. You can see the album artwork above, and listen to the two tracks, respectively titled “The Separation” and “The Understanding”, below.

Ceremony will release The L Shaped Man on May 19, 2015 through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also on Matador.

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.

Iceage releases video for “Against the Moon”

Copenhagen punks Iceage have released a new video for the track “Against the Moon,” and you can check it out below.

You can also find “Against the Moon” on the band’s latest release, Plowing into the Field of Love, which the band released on October 7th.

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.