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Jam Packed Wednesday with Fucked Up, The Horrors, The Black Angels, and Archie Bronson Outfit

  Fucked Up's "Paper the House" is not your uncle's pop-punk anthem. For one thing, Fucked Up have always had better things to do than watch tv and rub one off, you know, like writing exceedingly long songs about the sex trade. And while, lead howler, Damian Abraham may question his life in a rock band through the lyrics, and rue the fact that it's driving him insane,  his yelp is as harsh as ever. Then, there's the matt...READ MORE

The Rockometer: David Comes to Life by Fucked UP

Fucked Up David Comes to Life Matador Is the rock opera, David Comes to Life, by the everything-and-a-hardcore band, Fucked Up, too ambitious of a project, or is it not ambitious enough?  With its story of young love gone horribly wrong in '8os England, and its arc, that of a Greek Tragedy (complete with a mingling narrator, I should add), and its back story, and companion compilation (David's Town), and, not to mention 16 trac...READ MORE

“Ship of Fools” and “Queen of Hearts” and by Fucked Up

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 ...READ MORE

From the Rocker’s Notebook: Record Store Day in Cleveland 2011

* Talk to people at the record stores on Record Store Day and you quickly find out no one likes the exclusivity of the event.  The record buyers don't like having to get to the record store early only to get shut out of limited edition releases.  The sellers don't like the unpredictability of the releases.  Some times they get their full order.  Some times they get shorted, and when they do get shorted the you get even more bumme...READ MORE

“A Little Death” by Fucked Up

With the second single from the forthcoming David Comes to Life, it's starting to become apparent that Fucked Up weren't joking about this being their rock opera.  No, lead singer Damian Abraham hasn't switched out his howl for a more elegant delivery.  Rather, the grandness of "A Little Death" comes from its structure and instrumentation.  The intro features throbbing bass and tom and guitars stretching for the rafters.  The...READ MORE

“The Other Shoe” by Fucked Up

If there's one thing Fucked Up love, besides hardcore and prog, and psyhedelic rock and punk, and British pop and, well, pretty much all things rock, that is fucking with our expectations.  David Comes to Life, their upcoming record, is being billed as a rock opera and a concept album.  About what?  The poster above may or may not help.  "The Other Shoe," featured below, is being billed as the first single, and the first voice yo...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Year of the Ox by Fucked Up

Fucked Up Year of the Ox Merge Records Much like the Clash some 30 years before them,  punk rock is just a starting point used to explore other forms of popular music for the post-hardcore band, Fucked Up.  Tune into one of the Chinese Zodiac singles (Year of the Dog, Year of the Pig, and Year of the Rat, being the first three), or The Chemistry of Common Life, the most recent full-length by these Toronto rockers, and you'll g...READ MORE

Oh, This is a Big One: F*cked Up Premiere Year of the Ox at Pitchfork

"Year of the Ox," the latest in a series of singles based on the Chinese Zodiac by Toronto's daringly diverse, hardcore band, Fucked Up, is streaming now at Pitchfork. It's 13 minutes of growls, gnarly riffs, and strings. Yes, there's a string quartet, in addition to backing vocals by indie it-girl, Zola Jesus. This one will be out September 14th on Merge Records with the similarly long, genre-busting B-side, "Solomon's Song."READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: UNKLE Teams with The Black Angels for New Single, ATP NY Announces More Acts, C Notes Launches Lottery League Blog, and More

* While that new Black Angels album hasn't exactly been quick to reveal itself, the band have been keeping themselves busy. Just last week, a collaboration between the Austin psych rockers and UNKLE hit the internets. You can check out and download "Natural Selection," at UNKLE's website, here. * In related news, The Black Angels have been hand-picked by Jim Jarmusch to appear at ATP NY on September 5th.  The Brian Jonestown M...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Couple Tracks by Fucked Up

Fucked Up Couple Tracks Matador On Couple Tracks, there are but a scant few traces of the genre-busting, post-hardcore blast which dominated Fucked Up's last full length, Chemistry of Common Life.  Instead, this collection of singles, b-sides, and rarities draws mainly from the days when Fucked Up were a hardcore band free of hyphens and slashes, and those days when those singles, b-sides, and rarities were free of inflated e-...READ MORE