Following similar “Best Of 2011″ acclaim from the likes of NPR, MTV, Onion AV Club, Stereogum, Decibel, Chicago Tribune, Magnet, Stereophile, and many more, Spin Magazine has voted David Comes To Life the #1 Album of 2011 and put them on their cover! There’s also a new video for “Turn The Season,” shot during the original photo shoot for the album artwork and directed by Scott Cudmore (full credits here):
Please watch the Travel Channel tonight at 10/9c when Fucked Up will be on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” Holiday Special (with Christopher Walken and more)!
Speaking of gift-giving, Fucked Up are playing “David Comes To Life” in its entirety in Toronto on Dec 20, and organizing a concert the next night with several Toronto bands; both shows are for charity. Details here. There will also be a split holiday 7″ with Sloan, hopefully available at these Toronto shows, limited to just 500, and benefitting the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program and the Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund.
In other news, you may have missed Fucked Up’s appearance on Canada’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show earlier this month. Here they are being interviewed & performing “The Other Shoe”:
Or maybe you’re planning on going on the Bruise Cruise from Miami to The Bahamas Feb 10-13 2012? Damian is cruise director and you can find more info and a holiday gift exchange video with Fucked Up here:
Oh, what else, what else. Mmmm, did I mention MAYBE THE BEST THING FUCKED UP HAVE EVER RECORDED is coming out Feb 21? Year Of The Tiger (available for pre-order here or here is the latest in their annual zodiac-themed 12″s, and this one features Jim Jarmusch, Annie-Claude Deschênes, and Austra, but mainly 15 minuted of gorgeous epic crescendoing maximalism from our heroes (and that’s just the A-side).