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Fucked Up Finishes Recording New Album, "The Chemistry Of Common Life," Posts New Song For Download

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:

Jul 8 - Benidorm ES - Abraxas
Jul 9 - Barcelona ES - Nitsa
Jul 10 - Getaria ES - Gaztetxe
Jul 11 - Madrid ES - Sal El Sol
Jul 12 - Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland - T In The Park
Jul 13 - Birmingham UK - Supersonic Festival
Jul 14 - London UK - Water Rats in Kings Cross
Aug 17 - Lelystad NL - Lowlands Festival, Charlie Stage
Aug 20 - Belfast IE - Limelight
Aug 21 - Dublin IE - Whelans
Aug 22 - Ghent BE - Ieper Fest
Aug 23 - Reading UK - Reading Festival
Aug 24 - Leeds UK - Leeds Festival
Aug 25 - Bradford UK - 1 in 12 Club

These dates will be followed by a few shows on the West Coast of the US at the end of August and the first week of September. "Plus probably a few more."

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