Fucked Up – “Paper The House”

By Michael Nelson / March 18, 2014 - 11:57 am

When Tom talked to Fucked Up about the making of their upcoming album, the band’s frontman, Damian Abraham, said his lyrical themes this time around were personal rather than character-driven. Abraham was wrestling with his career, his age, his status: “It’s about being in a ‘subversive’ young-people band and waking up twelve years later and being like, ‘We’re not young people any more. Where do we fit now?'” That confusion is palpable on the album’s great first single, “Paper The House” (sample lyric: “The way I make my living is driving me insane”). But Abraham’s angst is delivered over some of the most joyous and sharpest hooks of Fucked Up’s career. It’s a hell of an introduction to the new album, the details of which are revealed today along with the single. The new Fucked Up record will be titled Glass Boys, it’s out June 3, and its cover art is at the top of this post. The tracklist and tour dates are below, but before you get to any of that, download and spin “Paper The House” a few times — it’s a total blast, and a hugely encouraging sign that Glass Boys will find Fucked Up continuing their win streak, as well as their significant evolution.

Fucked Up – “Paper The House”

Glass Boys is out 6/3 via Matador. Pre-order it here.

Glass Boys tracklist:

01 “Echo Boomer”
02 “Touch Stone”
03 “Sun Glass”
04 “The Art Of Patrons”
05 “Warm Change”
06 “Paper The House”
07 “DET”
08 “Led By Hand”
09 “The Great Divide”
10 “Glass Boys”

Fucked Up tour dates:

04/19 – Oakland, CA – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Festival
04/27 – St. John’s, NL – Lawnya Vawnya
06/06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom Release Show
06/08 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip Festival
06/13 – B Sides Festival, Lucern, Switzerland
06/14 – VK, Brussels, Belgium
06/15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
06/16 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
06/17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK
06/18 – Koko – London, UK
06/19 – Point Ephemere, Paris, France
06/20 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE – announced
06/21 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE – announced
06/22 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL

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