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Long-running Canadian hardcore punk unit Fucked Up will drop the eighth installment of the Zodiac Series with "Year Of The Snake" next month via Tankcrimes. Fusing all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal, and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, Fucked Up is sonically and conceptually devouring.
Fucked Up's latest entry into the Zodiac Series documents the journey of self-care and opening awareness through the use of psychedelics and medicinal plants. The twenty-four-minute epic title track follows the narrative of a trip with strange instrumentation and electronics held together with the bands own loose interpretation of hardcore punk.
"Year Of The Snake" will come available on CD, digital, and various limited vinyl formats on March 24th via Tanckcrimes and features cover art cover art by illustrator Fred Tomaselli (They Might Be Giants, Phish, Elysian Fields et al) as well as bonus track, "Year Of The Snake, Remix," by techno noise project Container.
1. Year Of The Snake (23:57)
2. Passacaglia (6:05)
3. Year Of The Snake (Container Remix) (5:11) **
** CD EP bonus track
** included with mailorder copies of 12" on a bonus flexi disc More...
With the release of the "Year Of The Dragon" EP, the sixth installment from Canadian hardcore punk unit Fucked Up's ongoing "Zodiac Series," now less than two weeks away, today you can hear the new song "Disorder." Give it a listen at Pitchfork.com here.
"Year Of The Dragon" boasts three tunes -- the title track, a seventeen-and-a-half-minute epic anthem centered on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy and two classic Canadian punk covers: Cardboard Brains's "I Wanna Be A Yank" and The Ugly's aforementioned "Disorder." The title track can also be heard at this location.
You can also catch the band live on these dates:
4/19/2014 Oakland Metro @ Brainsqueeze Fest II - Oakland, CA
4/27/2014 Lawnya Vawnya - St. John's, NL
6/06/2014 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY Record Release Show
6/08/2014 Field Trip Festival - Toronto, ON
6/13/2014 B Sides Festival - Lucern, CH
6/14/2014 VK, Brussels, Belgium
6/15/2014 Gorilla - Manchester, UK
6/16/2014 The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
6/17/2014 Belgrave - Leeds, UK
6/18/2014 Koko - London, UK
6/19/2014 Point Ephemere - Paris, FR
6/20/2014 Hurricane Festival - Scheessel, DE
6/21/2014 Southside Festival - Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
6/22/2014 Best Kept Secret Festival - Hilvarenbeek, NL
Canadian outfit Fucked Up is currently streaming the title track to "Year of the Dragon," which is due out via Tankcrimes on April 15th, 2014. Give the song a listen below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
"Year Of The Dragon" boasts three tracks, cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch), and will come available on 12", CD, and digitally.
Side A features the title track, an eighteen-minute epic anthem centered on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy. Side B is rounded out by two classic Canadian punk covers from Cardboard Brains and The Ugly. More...
In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.
A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.
Long running Canadian hardcore punk perpetrators, Fucked Up, will discharge the sixth installment of the "Zodiac Series" with "Year Of The Dragon" via Tankcrimes on April 15th, 2014.
Following the releases of 2006's "Year Of The Dog," 2008's "Year Of The Pig," 2009's "Year Of The Rat," 2010's "Year Of The Ox," and 2012's "Year Of The Tiger," "Year Of The Dragon" boasts three tracks, cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch) and will come available on 12", CD and digitally.
Side A features the title track, a seventeen-and-a-half-minute epic anthem centered on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy. Side B is rounded out by two classic Canadian punk covers from Cardboard Brains and The Ugly. More...
In celebration of the second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offers up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. Check it out below.
Elaborates fest founder/Tankcrimes big cheese Scotty Heath, "The reason it took me four years to have a second Brainsqueeze is because we didn't have a new and better idea for a second commercial, the first one was a fucking phenomenon. Then this great idea came along so I booked the gig. Created by the same team as before of Ross Sewage and Mark Reategui who actually work completely separate from each other. They fucking nailed it."
Set to commence April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the gargantuan Brainsqueeze gala features more than a dozen face-raping acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul and Negative Approach. More...
Oakland's Tankcrimes Records are pleased to announce Brainsqueeze II Fest will take place on April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club. The festivities will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show. Expect performances by Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul, Negative Approach and Fucked Up. Many of these artists will showcase new material set for release on Tankcrimes in the coming days. More...
Terror will be hitting the road with Fucked Up, Power Trip, and Code Orange Kids this fall. Starting October 4th in Mesa, AZ, watch Terror deliver hit after hit, including songs from latest album, "Live By The Code." The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
w/ All Stars Tour
8/06 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/08 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
8/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore
8/15 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
8/16 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
8/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre More...
Pallbearer may have started around 1 pm, but kept its audience in mourning. The group moved with the deliberation and anguish of its namesake. Guitarists Brett Campbell and Devin Holt dropped emotional bombs with weight comparable to receiving bereaving news. Campbell used an effect to make his voice appear distant like a ghost whispering in the ear of its lost lover. This was the third time in the last year I caught these Arkansas melancholic musicians, which is special since they only have one album of material to display: Profound Lore released their debut full-length recording, “Sorrow and Extinction,” in February.
Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...
Following several cryptic announcements on its Facebook page, Metallica went on live stream today to say that the band will be hosting its very own music fest this year in New Jersey. "Orion Fest," the name of the new music festival, will be hosted in Atlantic City on June 23rd and 24th.
The event will feature 22 artists, comedy and lifestyle elements. More than just music, the festival will also showcase the band's individual interests - and allow fans to interact directly with each of the band members. Orion Fest will be held at the decomissioned airstrip Bader Field and was chosen because of the equidistant nature of it from L.A. and Europe, and the proximity to Atlantic City lodging. Metallica plans to headline both nights, confirming the following acts for the festival already:
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage the Elephant
Gary Clark Jr.
The Black Angels
A Place to Bury Strangers
Metallica will be playing the "Black" album in full one night and "Ride The Lightning" in full the next night. Visit the Orion Music site for more information.
Last week Fucked Up performed in New York and videographer Ray Concepcion was there to capture the first couple of songs from the set, "Every Man for Himself" and "God Against All," which are off of "Chemistry of Common Life."
On Thursday, November 5, Fucked Up will be performing "The Chemistry of Common Life" live and in its entirety at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Joining Fucked Up will be some very special guests performing onstage so as to fully recreate all the sounds on the album. Ticketing information and further details will follow soon.
The band will also be playing Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, September 19.
Finally, the band will be releasing a double LP / double CD compilation, "Couple Tracks: Singles 2001 – 2009," slated for an early 2010 release.
The 2009 edition of the Pressure Fest is set to take place on August 8th & 9th in Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany. The final line-up and play times are as follows:
Saturday, August 8th
Agnostic Front 22.00 - 23.00
H2O 21.00 - 21.45
Evergreen Terrace 20.00 - 20.45
Casey Jones 19.15 - 19.45
Fucked Up 18.30 - 19.00
CDC 17.45 - 18.15
Trash Talk 17.00 - 17.30
Ambush 16.15 - 16.45
xKingdomx 15.30 - 16.00
xRhinocerusx 14.50 - 15.15
Onesta 14.10 - 14.35
Half Past Death 13.30 - 13.55
Sunday, August 9th
Madball 21:00 - 22.00
Walls Of Jericho 20:00 - 20:45
DYS 19.00 - 19:45
Ceremony 18.15 - 18:45
Death Before Dishonor 17.30 - 18.00
The Red Chord 16.45 - 17.15
In Blood We Trust 16.00 - 16.30
Fatal Recoil 15.15 - 15.45
xRepresentx 14.35 - 15.00
Skare Tactic 13.55 - 14.20
Screaming Silence 13.20 - 13.40
Hang The Bastard 12:50 - 13:05
Jelly NYC has shifted their venue this summer to Brooklyn’s East River State Park (90 Kent Ave.) Summer 2009’s kickoff show happens Sunday, July 12 and features Mission Of Burma, Fucked Up, Baltimore’s Ponytail, former Be Your Own Pet vocalist Jemina Pearl and DJ Jonathan Toubin.
Fucked Up played at the Independent in San Francisco the other night. Jello Biafra jumped on stage for the encore to sing "Blitzkrieg Bop" with them. You can watch a video of the song below, courtesy of Umlaut. More...
Fucked Up has announces a winter 2009 run of tour dates. The tour dates are as follows:
Fri-Jan-16 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
Sat-Jan-17 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa (with Aids Wolf)
Sun-Jan-18 Portland, ME Space Gallery
Mon-Jan-19 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs
Tue-Jan-20 Brooklyn, NY Danbro Warehouse (with Vivian Girls)
Wed-Jan-21 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Thu-Jan-22 Baltimore, MD Talking Head (with Vincent Black Shadow)
Fri-Jan-23 Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge
Sat-Jan-24 Charlotte, NC Milestone
Sun-Jan-25 Atlanta, GA The Earl (with the Carbonas, Bukkake Boys)
Tue-Jan-27 Gainesvile, FL Sluggo’s (with Iron Livers)
Wed-Jan-28 Pensacola, FL Engine Room (with Iron Livers)
Thu-Jan-29 New Orleans, LA Ducbo (with Iron Age)
Fri-Jan-30 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington (with Iron Age)
Sat-Jan-31 Austin, TX Emo’s (with Iron Age and Annihilation Time)
Mon-Feb-02 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
Tue-Feb-03 Phoenix, AZ Phix Gallery
Wed-Feb-04 San Diego, CA Casbah (with Mika Miko)
Fri-Feb-06 Los Angeles, CA The Echo (with Mika Miko)
Sun-Feb-08 San Francisco, CA The Independent (with Mika Miko)
Wed-Feb-11 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Thu-Feb-12 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Fri-Feb-13 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College - Gardner Lounge
Sat-Feb-14 Chicago, IL High Concepts Laboratory (early ALL AGES)
Sat-Feb-14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (late 21+)
Sun-Feb-15 Detroit, MI Crofoot - Pike Room
Further support details are available locally where not listed above.
To celebrate the release of "The Chemistry Of Common Life," in stores tomorrow, Fucked Up will be playing live for twelve hours straight at a storefront in New York City.
On Tuesday, October 14, from 2PM until 2 AM, the band will be playing a twelve-hour show at the Rogan store at the corner of Bowery and Bond. Admission is free. All ages are welcome to attend, though the free alcohol will be limited to those 21 and over. Additionally, a free limited-edition 7? of “Royal Swan” will be given away to the first batch of attendees, with a second allotment given away at a later time in the show to be announced.
Special guests will be joining the band on stage to help them through this marathon, including the Vivian Girls, John Joseph, Matt Sweeney, Chain Gang, Mobb Deep, Ryan Sawyer from Tall Firs, Jeff Jensen, David Cross, John Cale, K-Taro, Chris Doherty, E.K., DJ Chris, DJ Anarki, Michael Gira, members of the Australian Scapa Flow, Jeanne Bovet, Gods & Queens, Akon, The Edge, Ben Blackwell, Russell Simins, the Boogie, and some megastars yet to be revealed.
In related Fucked Up news, the band has revealed to Revolver Magazine their most fucked up concert experiences, which is a fairly entertaining read.
Toronto's Fucked Up have just finished recording their second album. It will come out on Matador worldwide on October 7. Entitled "The Chemistry Of Common Life," it contains 11 tracks on the CD and 12 tracks on the double vinyl. This sprawling, multi-instrumental epic is "basically about rebirth and the Sun. And lightning," according to guitarist 10,000 Marbles. The sound is incredibly dense, featuring 10-15 guitar tracks on many songs, along with flutes, organs, and French horn, with an elegant clarity and sense of purpose. The record picks up where 2006's "Hidden World" left off, in terms of the band's characteristic monumentality, but injects a newfound urgency and unease which the mystical lyrical concerns only amplify.
Guest performers include Katie Stelmanis and the Vivian Girls on vocals, Max McCabe-Locos on organ (formerly of the Deadly Snakes, also featured on Fucked Up's "Year Of The Pig"), and many others.
The first MP3 from the new album has been released. This immense multi-tracked assemblage, entitled “No Epiphany” can be downloaded here. The 7? will come out this fall and contain two versions of the song entirely different from the album version linked above. The song features backing vocals by Cassie Ramone, Frankie Rose and Kickball Katy.
Fucked Up will be touring Canada and Europe this summer. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
Canadian hardcore band Fucked Up has signed a deal with Matador Records for the release of an EP titled "Year Of The Pig." Slated for worldwide release on July 22, the EP is an expanded version of the 12" single released by What's Your Rupture? in mid-2007. In addition to the original 18-minute title track and the song "The Black Hats," there are three edits of the title track and three unreleased tracks. Each edit and each unreleased track will be featured on one of three 7" singles, each with a different sleeve, to be released in the US, the UK, and Japan respectively. A CDep version will include all of the material.
Fucked Up has previously released material with Jade Tree Records and Vice Records, among many others.