WOAH – Fucked Up Made a Website

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

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

Fucked Up Warsaw Flyer

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


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


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Fucked Up and Titus Andronicus co-headline UK tour plus new Fucked Up video

The two headed beast that is Fucked Up and their pals Titus Andronicus will be on tour in the UK in May.

The dates announced today are below and follow Fucked Up’s previously announced date at the Field Day festival in London on Saturday 25 May 2013.

Sun 26 May 2013, Bristol, The Fleece w/ Titus Andronicus tickets

Mon 27 May 2013,  Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/ Titus Andronicus tickets

Tue 28 May 2013, Glasgow, SWG3 w/ Titus Andronicus tickets

Wed 29 May 2013, Manchester, Soundcontrol w/ Titus Andronicus tickets

Thu 30 May 2013, London, Electric Ballroom tickets

And check out the new video for “Inside A Frame”, taken from the album David Comes To Life, Directed by Kyle Davison.

Fucked Up announce European tour dates

Having previously mentioned their support slot with The Vaccines, Fucked Up have announced they’ll play eight further shows this November across Europe.

14/11/12 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
15/11/12 – Birmingham, Rainbow – Tickets
16/11/12 – Brighton, Coalition – Tickets
17/11/12 – London, Alexandra Palace – supporting The Vaccines
18/11/12 – Amsterdam, Paradiso (Upstairs) – NL
19/11/12 – Cologne, Gebaude 9 – DE – Tickets
20/11/12 – Tampere, Klubi – FI
21/11/12 – Helsinki, Tavastia – FI
22/11/12 – Istanbul, Babylon – TR – Tickets

Fucked Up to support The Vaccines

Fucked Up will be playing a one off show to support The Vaccines at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 17th.

Will The Vaccines be able to handle our Canadian bruisers? Will they escape without being upstaged? Perhaps so, check out their take on the Minor Threat cover of the The Standells’ track “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White.” They’re even joined on stage by original ‘Threat member Lyle Preslar.


Important Festival News (For Those Who Mysteriously Fail To Read Other Music/News Sites)

If you’re like us (and I suspect you are), YOU LOVE MUSIC FESTIVALS almost as much as you love freedom. And there’s so many that are close to our hearts.  Matador’s Lost Weekend.  Atlamont.  The Gathering Of The Juggalos.  The Cornerstone Festival.  I could go on, but you’ve probably got some illegal downloading to back to, so let’s cut to the chase. Transmission Entertainment’s 7th annual Fun Fun Fun Festival is happening in Austin, TX this coming November 2, 3 and 4, and we’re thrilled to find out at the last minute announce Tanlines, Fucked Up, Paul Banks and The Young are all taking part.


Likewise,  ATP America’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” weekender (September 21-23) has been moved from Asbury Park, NJ to the glamorous West Side of Manhattan.  The Lee Ranaldo Band and Chavez will be playing, along with a tremendous lineup of performers, none of whom are named Louis C.K.   They’ll all have their hands full measuring up to Richie Blackmore at California Jam (above) , but there’s no harm in trying.

Fucked Up Sept West Coast Dates (And more)

Photo Credit: Jake Giles Netter

West Coast, get ready because Fucked Up’s coming your way this September. Check out the full tour listing below (+ Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November!)

Sun-Jul- 29 – Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan – Fujirock Music Festival Tickets

Sat-Aug-04 – Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada – SappyFestTickets

Fri-Aug-31 – Mexico City, MX – El Plaza – Tickets

Sat-Sep-01 – Los Angeles, CA  – FYF Festival – Tickets
Sun-Sep-02 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival – Tickets
Mon-Sep-03 – Visalia, CA – Labor Daze at Garden Street Plaza (with Ceremony) – Free Show
Wed-Sep-05  – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Ceremony) – Tickets
Fri-Sep-07  – Portland, OR – Music Fest NW – Tickets
Sat-Sep-08 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (with Ceremony & Lightning Bolt) – Tickets
Sun-Sep-09 – Toronto, ON – RiotFest (with Descendents, NOFX, Andrew WK) – Tickets
Fri-Sep-14 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia – Tickets
Sat-Sep-15 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club – Tickets

Fri-Nov-02 – Austin, TX  – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Tickets
Sat-Nov-03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Tickets
Sun-Nov-04 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Tickets


“Turn The Season” directed by Scott Cudmore

David Comes To Life on the Matador Store

Ceremony Join Fucked Up + Bloc Party This Fall

photo credit Alvin Carrillo

We’re very happy to announce that Ceremony, just off the road from a headlining US tour, will be touring the States and Canada this fall with both Fucked Up and Bloc Party.

Dates with Bloc Party  begin going on sale this Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

Sunday, July 22 – Santa Barbara, CA – Earl Warren Showgrounds (Sound & Fury Festival) – with Blacklisted, Black Breath, Harms Way, Alpha & Omega  – Tickets

Sunday, September 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles State Historic Park – (FYF Fest)  – Tickets

Monday, September 03 – Visalia, CA – Garden Street Plaza – with Fucked Up (FREE SHOW)

Wednesday, September 05 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall – with Fucked Up – Tickets

Thursday, September 06 – Portland, OR – BackSpace Cafe (MusicFest NW) – with Cheap Girls, White Lung – Tickets

Saturday, September 08 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market – with Fucked Up, Lightning Bolt – Tickets

Monday, September 10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Friday, September 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Saturday, September 15 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Sunday, September 16 – Washington, DC – 930 Club – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Monday, September 17 – Washington, DC – 930 Club – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Wednesday, September 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre – with Bloc Party

Friday, September 21 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre – with Bloc Party

Saturday, September 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – with Bloc Party

Sunday, September 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Tuesday, September 25 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Wednesday, September 26 – Calgary, AB – MacEwen Hall – with Bloc Party – Tickets

Saturday, September 29 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre – with Bloc Party – Tickets


“Adult” Video directed by BRV BLK BRD

And a reminder to those of you in Australia — Ceremony are coming your way starting this Friday!

Friday, June 29 –  Melbourne  – Irenes
Saturday, June 30 – Melbourne – Bendigo Hotel – 18+
Sunday, July 1 – Adelaide  – Animal House
Tuesday, July 3 – Perth – The Den – 18+
Wednesday, July 4 – Perth – YMCA HQ
Thursday, July 5 – Brisbane  – Between The Walls
Friday, July 6 – Brisbane – Basement 243 – 18+
Saturday, July 7 – Sydney – Hardcore Fest – 18+
Sunday, July 8 – Sydney – Hardcore Fest  (AA)

Check out Ceremony’s cover of The Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” here.

Zoo on the Matador Store


Some top quality anti-marketing

Rough Trade employee Sean Forbes is currently taking part in the new Vice/Noisey feature ‘Record Store Dude’, whereby they feature ‘those in the know’ giving you the low-down on whats really happening, from their perspective on the other side of the counter.  So far this year he’s been kind enough to publicly trash both Fucked Up’s Year Of the Tiger, and now the Ceremony album, Zoo.

Let Sean’s advice help you to sift through the rubbish currently out there and uncover the real gems of the moment… like Lana Del Ray and the Ting Tings.

Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger ‘reviewed’ here:


Ceremony – Zoo ‘reviewed’ here:


Intended Play 2012 – For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free

(I really don’t see the resemblance)

Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It’s come to our attention that a) there’s a few stragglers out there who’ve yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here’s the deal — you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might’ve filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here’s a free download of the entire compilation. You’re welcome!

V/A – Intended Play (zip)

Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger out today – stream it now

Fucked Up’s Year Of The Tiger 12″ is out today.

Now stream it, along with other four Chinese Zodiac singles, via this widget. And please share & embed it anywhere.

In other news, David Comes To Life has been nominated for a Juno Award in the category Best Alternative Album.


Listen to all five Fucked Up Chinese Zodiac singles… Year of the Tiger comes out next Tuesday

Every Chinese New Year since 2006, Fucked Up have released a 12″ single inspired by the beasts of the Chinese Zodiac.

The latest single will be Year Of The Tiger, out February 7.

Listen to the four existing Zodiac singles via the widget above, and the new one on release date.

2006: Year of the Dog (Blocks Recording Club) buy
2008: Year of the Pig (What’s Your Rupture? and Matador) buy
2009: Year of the Rat (What’s Your Rupture?) buy
2010: Year of the Ox (Merge) buy
2012: Year of the Tiger (Matador) preorder

Clocking in between 10 and 20 minutes apiece, Fucked Up’s Zodiac singles contain their most ambitious work, along with numerous and surprising guest musicians, ranging from Zola Jesus and a Toronto string quartet on Year of the Ox to Jim Jarmusch and Austra’s Katie Stelmanis on Year of the Tiger.

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Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up on eating (despite being a vegetarian)

The great Mike Haliechuk, guitarist and and main songwriter / conceptualist of Fucked Up, holds forth on Eater about his fave New York restaurants.

If you want to read more about his experiences at Per Se, Chez Panisse, Del Posto and the hidden secrets of San Sebastian and Toronto,


And if you don’t, what are you doing on the Matablog anyway? You obviously belong elsewhere.

Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger – artwork, preorder bundle, more

Since 2006, Fucked Up have released a 12″ single on each Chinese New Year. Named after the beasts in the Chinese Zodiac, “Year Of The Tiger” is the latest in the series. The song is an progressive rock anthem featuring guest vocalists Jim Jarmusch, Annie-Claude Deschênes and Austra. It was produced by Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) during the sessions for last year’s critically acclaimed rock opera David Comes To Life. The 15-minute long track features the band’s well-known layers of guitar and roaring vocals, taken to a new level with the addition of piano, Jarmusch’s dark recitations and Deschênes’s gorgeous crescendos, in this menacing but uplifting story about the predation of predators.

The B-side “ONNO” is a 22-minute long palindromic drone. It explores new realms for the band, opening up new landscapes of space and hypnotic repetition.

$1 from the sale of each record will go to Save Tigers Now.

You can preorder the 12″ from the Matador Store.

NEW BUNDLE DEAL: Get the double vinyl LP of David Comes To Life PLUS Year Of The Tiger, normally $26, for only $23. Click here

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Intended Play 2012, the vinyl bargain of the year & some good music to boot

Today we’re psyched to tell you that OLE-981 is the Matador Records & True Panther Sounds’ 2012 Intended Play Sampler hits shelves on January 14. This (insanely) budget-priced vinyl sampler showcases new tracks and now-classics from the Matador/True Panther syndicate circa 2011-2012, and much like the Cherry Red sampler from which this LP finds inspiration, is destined to rank at #1 on all music retail charts.

Oh, did we mention its costs $1.98!?!

The comp features unreleased tracks from: THE YOUNG (Austin, TX – Matador debut Spring 2012), CEREMONY (Rohnert Park, CA – Hysteria 7” coming February 2012), LEE RANALDO (from
Between the Times & The Tides, March 20), PERFUME GENIUS (sophomore album, Put Your
Back Into It
, February ), STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (unreleased track from Mirror Traffic
sessions) and True Panther bros, TANLINES.

The album also features 2011 favorites, GIRLS (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost on True Panther), KURT VILE (from So Outta Reach EP), ESBEN & THE WITCH (Hexagons EP, first time on vinyl), FUCKED UP (from the David Comes To Life companion 7″) & COLD CAVE (exclusive re-mix/remaster of the Cherish The Light Years favorite).

Revisit your favorites from 2011, and get a preview of 2012 from your friends at Matador Records and True
Panther Sounds for under two dollars!

1 THE YOUNG – Don’t Hustle For Love*
2 KURT VILE – Life’s A Beach
3 GIRLS – My Ma
4 CEREMONY – Hysteria*
6 LEE RANALDO – Off The Wall*
7 FUCKED UP – Into The Light
8 ESBEN & THE WITCH – Hexagons II
9 PERFUME GENIUS – All Waters*
10 COLD CAVE – Confetti (edit)
* unreleased

Pre-order it HERE or find it in your favorite vinyl retailer on 1/17)

FUCKED UP on Spin cover & #1 Album Of 2011, video premiere, and much much more!

2011 has been bery bery good to Fucked Up, and it just keeps on movin’.

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.

If you’re in New York, Fucked Up are playing the Brooklyn Night Bazaar December 16; tickets just $10 and available here.

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).

Good times!

Fucked Up will tour with the Foo Fighters, headlining the Bruise Cruise in February

In under a week, Fucked Up will be touring with the Foo Fighters in Australia. They return our hemisphere in February (2/10-13) to headline the second annual Bruise Cruise (for which Damian will also act as the Cruise Director)

Check out all the dates and details below.

Fri, Dec 2 , 2011 , Melbourne  , AU , AAMI Park (with Foo Fighters)
Sat, Dec 3 , 2011 , Melbourne  , AU , AAMI Park (with Foo Fighters)
Mon, Dec 5 , 2011 , Adelaide  , AU , Cricket Ground (with Foo Fighters)
Thu, Dec 8 , 2011 , Sydney  , AU , Football Stadium (with Foo Fighters)
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, Brisbane, AU, Alhambra Lounge (FU headlining)
Sat, Dec 10 , 2011 , Gold Coast  , AU , Metricon Stadium (with Foo Fighters)
Tue, Dec 13 , 2011 , Auckland  , AU , Western Springs  (with Foo Fighters)

Tue, Dec 20, 2011, Toronto, CA, The Great Hall (performing ‘David Comes To Life’)

Fri, Feb 10 – 13 2012 ,  Miami FL – Nassau Bahamas    Bruise Cruise Festival (with King Khan & The Shrines, The Soft Pack, The Dirtbombs, Thee Oh Sees, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Mikal Cronin, The Togas and more)