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“Turned Out A Punk” – A New Podcast From Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

listen to ‘Episode 1 – Martin Mills

As you’re probably aware, podcasts have become the go-to medium for tastemakers and cultural observers including but not limited to Adam Carolla, Louie Anderson and former WWE announcer Jim Ross.  Throwing his hat into the ring this week is Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham with the debut of “Turned Out A Punk”, a weekly series in which he’ll be chatting with iconic characters from different corners of the entertainment world about how punk impacted them and vice versa.  Episode #1 features a conversation with our dear friend & tireless supporter, Beggars Group founder and chairman Martin Mills.   If you’re thinking this would’ve been the perfect time to ask Martin, “if Gary Numan and Mark E. Smith were both drowning and you could only save one, who would you choose?”, that’s why Damian’s doing a proper podcast and you’re sitting around coming up with unhelpful ideas.  Leave this stuff to the professionals!

download or subscribe to “Turned Out A Punk” at iTunes.

VIDEO : Fucked Up – “The Art Of Patrons”

By Gerard on Friday, September 5th, 2014

(produced and directed by Andy Capper & Mike Haliechuk )

A day prior to Fucked Up kicking off the next leg of North American dates in support of the monumental ‘Glass Boys’, Noisey are premiering the video for “The Art Of Patrons” (above), shot during the band’s recent trip to Brazil . Upcoming dates are below — be advised tomorrow night’s all ages show at NYC’s Irving Plaza is not yet sold out.

Saturday, September, 6 Irving Plaza, New York NY^
Sunday, September, 7 Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Friday, September, 19 Louis’, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Saturday, September, 20 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB, Canada#
Sunday, September, 21 Republik, Calgary AB, Canada#
Monday, September, 22 The Exchange, Regina SK, Canada#
Tuesday, September, 23 WECC, Winnipeg MB, Canada#
Wednesday, September, 24 Crocks, Thunder Bay ON, Canada#
Thursday, September, 25 TBA, Sudbury ON, Canada
Friday, September, 26 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada
Saturday, September, 27 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#

^ w/ Speedy Ortiz and Give
* w/ Tijuana Panther
# w/ Alvvays
% w/ S.H.I.T.
$ w/ Vag Halen and New Fries

order ‘Glass Boys’ from the following :
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

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

as mentioned on 8/22, there’s a pair of new 7″‘s with non-LP b-sides available from the Matador Store (below), both shipping next Tuesday :

“Paper The House” b/w “Galloping”
“Sun Glass” b/w “B.O.K.”

Fucked Up : Two New 7″‘s For Mail Order / North American Tour Update

By Gerard on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

After losing some boxes of merch somewhere on the I-10 (IT’S A LONG STORY), Fucked Up roll into LA’s El Rey Theatre tonight, kicking off another 14 shows in support of album-of-the-year-candidate ‘Glass Boys’. In addition, there’s new 7″ singles for “Paper The House” and “Sun Glass” available at the shows and directly from The Matador Store :

“Sun Glass”
“Paper The House”

Tour Dates :

Friday, August, 21 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA* (TONIGHT)
Saturday, August, 22 Glasshouse, Pomona CA*
Sunday, August, 23 Casbah, San Diego CA
Saturday, September, 6 Irving Plaza, New York NY^
Sunday, September, 7 Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Friday, September, 19 Louis’, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Saturday, September, 20 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB, Canada#
Sunday, September, 21 Republik, Calgary AB, Canada#
Monday, September, 22 The Exchange, Regina SK, Canada#
Tuesday, September, 23 WECC, Winnipeg MB, Canada#
Wednesday, September, 24 Crocks, Thunder Bay ON, Canada#
Thursday, September, 25 TBA, Sudbury ON, Canada
Friday, September, 26 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada
Saturday, September, 27 The Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#

^ w/ Speedy Ortiz and Give
* w/ Tijuana Panther
# w/ Alvvays
% w/ S.H.I.T.
$ w/ Vag Halen and New Fries

order ‘Glass Boys’ from the following :
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

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

FUCKED UP x NOISEY GOOGLE+ HANGOUT JUNE 6TH AT 11AM EST, HOSTED BY ANDY CAPPER

By Rian on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Tomorrow,  Friday June 6th at 11am EST you can hangout with Fucked Up. Damian, Mike and Josh (also known as half of Fucked Up) will be sitting down with Noisey‘s Andy Capper to talk about their new record ‘Glass Boys’ and answer any, yes ANY questions you desire. There might even be a special guest. We really mean might, they have not confirmed.

Submit questions early here and set your alarm to watch LIVE on Noisey+

Fucked Up play a sold out Bowery Ballroom show tomorrow to celebrate the release of the band’s latest, ‘Glass Boys’.

GOVERNORS BALL AND MORE THIS WEEKEND IN NYC: INTERPOL, FUCKED UP, KURT VILE, MAJICAL CLOUDZ AND TANLINES

By Rian on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lots going on this weekend and it all kicks off TONIGHT with Kurt Vile and The Violators warming up Governors Ball with the Official Kickoff Party at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets are sold out but there are a limited number of tickets being held at the door starting at… 6pm. That’s in a little more than an hour, get movin’.

Below is a schedule for the rest of the weekend. See you out there.

FRIDAY June 6th

Governors Ball: Kurt Vile and The Violators on Big Apple Stage at 2:15pm

Record Release Show for ‘Glass Boys’ : Fucked Up at Bowery Ballroom at 9:00pm SOLD OUT

Pitchfork Nightcap & Governors Ball Presents: Majical Cloudz - The Studio at Webster Hall starting at 10:00pm. Tickets here.

SATURDAY June 7th

Governors Ball: Tanlines (True Panther) on Big Apple Stage at 2:15pm

SUNDAY June 8th

Governors Ball: Interpol on Big Apple Stage at 8:00pm (have you heard the news about ‘El Pintor’ yet?)

 

‘GLASS BOYS’ IS OUT NOW, WATCH MINI-DOC FEATURING MANY FAMILIAR FACES

By Rian on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This week will be the three year anniversary of David Comes to Life, and with that marker, Fucked Up today release the life-affirming and personal glimpse into how far the band has come with ‘Glass Boys‘. Two versions of the record are available for your pleasure. Check out the 1/2 speed drums on ‘Slow Boys’ (available as a bonus LP w/ early pressings of ‘Glass Boys’).

To celebrate this release, we have a few new things from the band for you today. Watch without much comment, a mini-documentary directed by Andy Capper and Scott Pierce, featuring many familiar faces:

Official video for “Sun Glass” (also directed by Andy Capper)

The band have also put together a playlist (the first of many to come) titled ‘Other Side of the Looking Glass Boys’ on Rdio. You can listen to that HERE. Here is what Jonah Falco had to say about the playlist:

“Mostly for these mixes i’ve tried to find songs which are equivalent to the musical thematics on the record more than the lyrical ones. The notes, the feels, the registers, and the sensations. But the good thing about the eternity of pop culture is that usually when guided in certain directions culturally, the brain tends to mine the same emotions and conclusions throughout the ages. This doesn’t have anything to do with being unimaginative, but more to do with the often vast ideological unity of rock and roll.

Glass Boys, vaguely distilled, is a record about looking back while trying to move forward. All of this music is from the past, but you should listen to it in the present and think of it as contemporary. If you’re patient enough to want to pay close attention, I think you’ll find a few cheeky similarities between grooves, riffs, and themes. If not, you’ve still got ten reasons to dance.”

‘Glass Boys’ is available now at your local record store, or other options below:
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store / Tote Bundle

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

Tour Dates:
06/06/14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
06/08/14 Toronto, ON Field Trip Festival
06/13/14 Sonnenberg BSIDES Festival Switzerland
06/14/14 Brussels Salle Rogier Belgium
06/15/14 Manchester Gorilla United Kingdom***
06/16/14 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom***
06/17/14 Leeds Belgrave United Kingdom***
06/18/14 London Koko United Kingdom***
06/19/14 Paris Point Ephemere France
06/20/14 Eichenring Hurricane Festival Germany
06/21/14 Tuttlingen Southside Festival Germany
06/22/14 Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret Festival Netherlands
07/02/14 Philadelphia, PA Morgan’s Pier
07/03/14 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel*
07/04/14 Richmond, VA Strange Matter*
07/05/15 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade*
07/06/14 Atlanta, GA Mammal Gallery*
07/07/14 Nashville, TN Exit/In*
07/08/14 St Louis, MO Luminary Arts
07/10/14 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
07/11/14 Detroit, MI Loving Touch
07/18/14 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival Canada
08/09/14 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal Canada
08/15/14 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club**
08/16/14 Seattle, WA Neumos**
08/17/14 Portland, OR Music Fest NW**
08/19/14 San Francisco, CA The Independent**
0/8/20/14 Ventura, CA The Garage**
08/21/14 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre**
08/22/14 Pomona, CA Glasshouse**
08/23/14 San Diego, CA Casbah**
09/06/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza

* – with Weed
** – with Tijuana Panthers
*** – with Cerebral Ballzy, Lower

Glass Boys

By Gabe on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Fucked Up’s ‘Glass Boys’ – Streaming In Full, Today At Pitchfork Advance

By Gerard on Monday, May 26th, 2014

The new Fucked Up LP/CD/digital album ‘Glass Boys’ is officially available one week from tomorrow (one week from today in Europe) and can currently be heard in full via the auspices of Pitchfork Advance. In addition, the 1/2 speed drums version of the album (available as a bonus LP w/ early pressings of ‘Glass Boys’) is being streamed from start to finish by Exclaim.

(above : obligatory tote bag photograph)

Preorder ‘Glass Boys’ today and receive an instant download of “Sun Glass” and “Paper The House”
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

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

Tour Dates after the jump : (more…)

VIDEO : Fucked Up – “Sun Glass” Premiere

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

“Sun Glass” from the upcoming LP/CD/digital album ‘Glass Boys’ (June 3), directed by Andy Capper and Mike Haliechuk.

Preorder ‘Glass Boys’ today and receive an instant download of “Sun Glass” and “Paper The House”
iTunes
Amazon
The Matador Store

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

Updated Tour Dates after the jump : (more…)

FUCKED UP – “Led By Hand” (2nd Track from The Upcoming ‘Glass Boys’), New Tour Dates

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

(photo by Brendan George Ko)

Earlier this morning, “Led By Hand”, the 2nd song leaked/dropped etc. from  Fucked Up’s upcoming ‘Glass Boys’ LP/CD/digital album —the band’s 4th full-length and the eagerly anticipated followup to  2011’s ‘David Comes To Life’ — was posted to the band’s site.  You can obtain an MP3 download of the song by following Fucked Up’s frantic-yet-highly-insightful Twitter account (@fuckedup).  Featuring a vocal cameo by J Mascis, “Led By Hand” is another taste of what caused one (highly) seasoned observer to say, “where previous albums fucked with your head, ‘Glass Boys’ fucks with your heart.”

To which I can only add, I think this one fucks with your head, too.

Order ‘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)

Fucked Up official site http://fuckedup.cc
Fucked Up  – Twitter http://www.twitter.com/fuckedup
Looking For Gold 

Tour dates after the jump :
(more…)

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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