With the release of the third and fourth preview singles (“Ship of Fools” and “Queen of Hearts,” respectively) from their forthcoming rock opera, David Comes To Life, the question no longer seems to be if the Canadian hardcore band, Fucked Up, can pull it off, but, rather, how well. The big-time, glam guitars on “Ship of Fools” and the ecstatic, Clash-inspired lead riff of “Queen of Hearts,” would stand out on their own without a well-developed back story. In fact, the only hint that these two tracks may play into a larger narrative is the shared lead on “Queen of Hearts.” Damian Abraham, punishes his vocal chords with his customary, shredding style, but he’s joined here by the lighter, upbeat voice of the Cults’ Madeline Follin.

MP3: Fucked Up – Ship of Fools
MP3: Fucked Up – Queen of Hearts

Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life will be out June 7th on Matador Records.