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Coming June 3 : Fucked Up’s ‘Glass Boys’

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

(filmed by Scott Cudmore & Jeremy Jansen)

On June 3, Matador will be releasing the new album from Toronto’s FUCKED UP, ‘Glass Boys’ on LP, compact disc and digital download.


“Paper The House”
– MP3

Fucked Up’s ‘Chemistry Of Common Life’ (2008 and ‘David Comes To Life’ (2011) were as conceptually ambitious as any rock albums in recent memory ; ‘Glass Boys’ while a more personal work in terms of subject matter, is the result of 13 months spent in a succession of U.S. and Canadian studios with the assistance of Bill Skibbe and Leon Taheny.  But while we’re tempted to make a very big deal about how amazing the recording is (the guitar trio of Mike Haliechuk, Ben Cook, and Josh Zucker have delivered their most powerful & multi-dimensional performances to date), the real story’s in the songs : with vocalist Damian Abraham leaving-it-all-on-the-floor (apologies for the sports analogy), Fucked Up are tackling tougher questions about themselves, their lives and where this is all going.    Our modestly compensated blurb author called ‘Glass Boys’, “a blazing, titanic, ultimately triumphant rock album…a heart-expanding, life-affirming piece of work.”  I still need to check what WebMD says about heart-expansion, but other than that, I think he nailed it.

(photo by Brendan George Ko)

Preorder the album now from the Matador Store. A limited double vinyl edition of the album available through the Matador store and independent retailers will include a bonus LP that features Jonah Falco’s half-time drums ( two separate drum tracks were recorded for ‘Glass Boys’, one of them in half-time — if that sounds kinda complex, wait ’til you hear both at the same time).

We’re also offering ‘Glass Boys’ in the format of your choice with a limited edition tote bag, available exclusively from The Matador Store.

Preorder from iTunes
(includes an instant download of “Paper The House”)

(‘Glass Boys’ will be available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

track listing :

Echo Boomer
Touch Stone
Sun Glass
The Art Of Patrons
Warm Change

Paper The House
DET
Led By Hand
The Great Divide
Glass Boys

Fucked Up on tour :

April 19 – Oakland, CA – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Festival
April 27 – St. John’s, NL – Lawnya Vawnya
June 06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale Friday at noon EST)
June 08 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip Festival
June 13 – B Sides Festival, Lucern, Switzerland
June 14 – Salle Rogier, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Lower) (tickets)
June 16 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK (with Lower)
June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Lower) (tickets on sale, Thursday at 10 am)
June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Lower)
June 19 – Point Ephemere, Paris, France
June 20 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE –
June 21- Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
June 22 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
Aug 09 – Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL

Fucked Up (band site)
iTunes Pre-Order
Deluxe LP/ Standard LP/ CD Pre-Order
Tote Bag Bundle

Matador Artists Celebrate To Austin’s Traffic Jams, Poor Cell Reception

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The following is a (nearly) complete list of what our dear friends EMA, Fucked Up, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile and The Young are doing in Austin, TX this week (on stage, anyway). Please be advised that events marked “*” are considered official SXSW presentations and will likely require a badge, wristband or cover charge for entry (unless you are so incredibly good looking that such requirements are always waived on your behalf). I wish you a very pleasant week in my town of residence and thank you in advance for not parking in front of my fucking driveway.

EMA

Wednesday March 12 Flamingo Cantina, 5pm (Under The Radar)
Thursday, March 13, Mohawk (inside) 4pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Friday March 14, Central Presbyterian Church, 7:20pm* (Pitchfork)
Saturday March 15 Elysium, 11:30pm * (Switched On/Moog)

Fucked Up

Thursday March 13 – Mohawk, 2:15pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Thursday March 13 – Scoot Inn, 4pm (Converse/Thrasher)
Thursday March 13 – French Legation, 6pm (Pitchfork)
Friday March 14 – Empire Control Room, 5:15pm (Blundertown)

Perfume Genius

Thursday March 13 – St. David’s Historic Society, 7:30pm* (Turnstile Music)

Kurt Vile

Wednesday March 12 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, midnight*
Thursday March 13 – Weather Up (1808 East Cesar Chavez), 2:30pm
Thursday March 13 – Clive Bar, 8pm*
Thursday March 13 – Red 7, 12:50am*

The Young

Saturday, March 15 – Yellow Jacket Social Club, 2:30pm
Saturday March 15 – Museum Of Human Achievement (Third Man Records), 4:15pm

By Gerard on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Dragon” , Shows In Austin Next Week

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Oakland, CA’s Tank Crimes will be releasing the 6th edition in Fucked Up’s Zodiac Series this April 15 with a 12″/CD/digital EP of ‘Year Of The Dragon’.   The titular, epic A-side clocks in at 17 minutes long and is backed by covers of Cardboard Brains’ “I Wanna Be A Yank” and The Ugly’s “Disorder”.   The first pressing of the 12″ is said to include a 6-minute, edited version of “Year Of The Dragon” on a 7″ flexi-disc.

We’ll have an announcement to make about a new, full-length Fucked Up album on Matador very soon.

Fucked Up in Austin next week :

3/13/2014 French Legation Museum (Pitchfork Day Party)
3/13/2014 Mohawk (Stereogum Party)
3/13/2014 Scoot Inn (Converse/Thrasher Death Match)
3/14/2014 Empire Control Room (Altamont Party)  w/ Powertrip, Destruction Unit

In addition, Fucked Up will be playing Oakland’s Brainsqueeze Fest II on April 19.

VIDEO : Fucked Up – “Magic Word” (January 19)

By Gerard on Friday, January 31st, 2014

clip courtesy Pitchfork TV ; from the 285 Kent finale.

VIDEO – Fucked Up – “I Wanna Be A Yank” (Cardboard Brains), Toronto, 16 November

By Gerard on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Live at the Horseshoe Tavern, November 16, 2013. Video courtesy CBC ; more classics covered here.
(ADDENDUM : some background on Fucked Up’s participation in a tribute to the 1978 short, “The Last Pogo”.

Smartboys – “A Different World Now” SGHA 7″ Shipping Now

By Gerard on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

the latest entry in our 2013 Singles Going Home Alone 7″‘s, “A Different World Now”, from Toronto’s SMARTBOYS (Warren Calbeck, Jonah Falco, Steve Foster, Mike Haliechuk, Tim Westberg) is currently in the mail to persons who’ve subscribed. If you’re not a member of that august body, you can still join in.

 

WOAH – Fucked Up Made a Website

By Judge on Friday, August 16th, 2013

Almost as shocking as Mike breaking edge and never going back, Fucked Up have finally made a website.

Hosting everything you’ve ever wanted to know and a lot more you definitely didn’t want to know, there’s a thorough discography for the first time, photos, videos, writing and even a forum and a lot more.

Check it out – fuckedup.cc

Iceage and Fucked Up Play London’s Visions Festival This Weekend

By Judge on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that Iceage and Fucked Up will be playing in London this weekend at the first ever Visions festival (formally Radfest).

Both are playing at the Netil House venue, sandwiching Cloud Nothings in between them. Full times and info can be found HERE, but Iceage will play at 7:10 and Fucked Up headline at 10pm.  Tickets still available at the Visions Festival site.

Fucked Up play Brooklyn tomorrow night with Parquet Courts, Night Birds and Lemuria

By Patrick on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Fucked Up Warsaw Flyer

Fucked Up play Brooklyn tomorrow night with Parquet Courts, Night Birds and Lemuria. At Warsaw, tickets still available here:

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail

In case you missed it, the controversial fourth video from David Comes To Life, “Inside A Frame,” came out a couple weeks ago:

http://youtu.be/39ye4wS_zkk

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