Year Of The Dragon

Fucked Up’s next full-length, Glass Boys, isn’t due until 6/3, but the band’s latest single could almost pass for a full-length. “Year Of The Dragon,” the newest entry in the Toronto hardcore powerhouse’s Zodiac singles series, is 18 minutes long. It does a lot with those minutes too, charging through various tempos and textures en route from gargantuan hardcore to airy psych fusion to churning prog-metal to a blitzkrieg of swirling noise. It’ll be released next month as a 12-inch single on white vinyl (packaged with a 7-inch containing a six-minute “Year Of The Dragon” edit), but you can hear it in all its fury below.

The “Year Of The Dragon” 12-inch is out 4/22 on Tankcrimes. Hear a bunch of the other Zodiac singles here.

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  1. This is too too good

  2. I love the song, but I’m not a fan of the production, its not as punchy and slick as their stuff usually is (and less bass). It’s a great sequel to year of the tiger, which I must admit I prefer to this instalment, but “Year of the Dragon” is still excellent.

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