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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

Here’s one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn’t forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would’ve looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great week for music video, and I had a hell of a time picking a #1 from a field of worthy contenders. More »

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No Warning – “Friends In High Places”

Before he started playing guitar in Fucked Up or releasing records on his own as Young Governor, Ben Cook was the frontman of the beloved…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Fresh Snow – “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Damian Abraham) Video (NSFW)

Last week, my friend Damian Abraham, the singer of Fucked Up, became a father for the third time. And somehow, during the hazy initial day…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Fresh Snow – “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham)

The genre-blurring Toronto psychedelic band Fresh Snow are a couple of days away from releasing their new album Won, and we've already posted the album…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Fresh Snow – “Proper Burial” (Feat. DIANA’s Carmen Elle) (Stereogum Premiere)

Toronto quartet Fresh Snow knows how to bend the genres into one wonderfully noisy soundscape by experimenting with fuzzy punk riffs and droning synths.
Lisa Brown | August 3, 2015 - 10:44 am

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Hare” Video

The latest single in Fucked Up’s long-running, expansive, experimental Zodiac project is “Year Of The Hare,” a wide-ranging 20-minute epic. We’ve posted the awesomely psychedelic…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 10:36 am

Hear Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Interview Metz’s Chris Slorach

If you aren't listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast, you totally should be. Once a week, Abraham brings talk…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Tegan And Sara, Fucked Up, Metric, Metz Appear In Toronto Indie Rock Video Game

Loud On Planet X is a new music-themed video game from Pop Sandbox, an indie gaming studio based in Toronto. The synopsis is essentially this:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Fucked Up – “California Cold” (Stereogum Premiere)

Once a year or thereabouts, the great Fucked Up release a new 12" single in their Zodiac series. All those singles feature long, adventurous song…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Young Guv – “Ripe 4 Luv” Video

On the side, the Fucked Up guitarist and former No Warning frontman Ben Cook records shivery, synthy power pop under the name Young Guv. He…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Stream Young Guv Ripe 4 Luv

Ben Cook plays guitar in Fucked Up, and he's also the former frontman of the beloved Toronto hardcore band No Warning, who have played a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Young Guv – “Crawling Back To You” (Stereogum Premiere)

Young Guv is the alter ego of Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook, and while he shreds majestically at his day job, his solo work i…
Peter Helman | February 26, 2015 - 10:58 am

Young Guv – “Wrong Crowd”

Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook has been released solo material as Young Governor and Young Guv And The Scuzz. On his latest LP for Slumberland,…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2015 - 11:56 am

Antwon – “Kyocera” (Prod. Cities Aviv)

If you aren't listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast, you probably should be. It's a series of conversations with…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Hear An Unreleased Broken Social Scene Song & A 17-Minute Italian Opera From Fucked Up On Broadsheet Music: A Year In Review

As a way to make some sort of artistic sense out of the year we just had, the Canadian newspaper The Globe And Mail recently…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 9:33 am

Hear Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Interview Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham has only been doing Turned Out A Punk, the podcast where he interviews people about their backgrounds in punk rock,…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2014 - 11:57 am

Hear Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & Richard Reed Parry On Damian Abraham’s Podcast

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham has released his second installment of Turned Out A Punk, the podcast in which he talks with fellow punk-enthusiasts. This week…
Maggie Stamets | November 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Launches Podcast

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham has already proven his acumen as a TV host via his erstwhile MuchMusic series The Wedge. Now he's turning hi…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Moderate A Toronto Mayoral Debate

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham is a larger-than-life hardcore bellower known for getting naked and bleeding onstage. (He is also, full disclosure, my friend.) He…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2014 - 10:28 am
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