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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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Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham To Moderate Toronto Mayoral Debate

Damian Abraham is the singer for Fucked Up and a good friend, but he's also a civic-minded Torontonian. And later this month, he'll moderate a…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Fucked Up – “The Art Of Patrons” Video

"The Art Of Patrons" is one of many songs on Fucked Up's fantastic Glass Boys that deals with the ideological whiplash of staying punk while…
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Watch The Trailer For Fucked Up Frontman Damian Abraham’s Weed Documentary

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham was proudly straight-edge for most of his adulthood, but a few years ago, he decided that the anti-anxiety medication he'd…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 10:51 am

Fucked Up – “Blink” & “The Way We Did”

Earlier this summer, Fucked Up released Glass Boys, one of the year's grandest, most powerful, most triumphant rock albums. But considering that the members of…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 9:52 am

The 10 Best Fucked Up Songs

When you look at Fucked Up's discography, it's easy to force a certain narrative onto their career arc: they started as a hard-charging hardcore band…
Brad Sanders | June 3, 2014 - 11:52 am

Premature Evaluation: Fucked Up Glass Boys

According to legend, punk rock began as a reaction against classic-rock excess. But every revolution calcifies into tradition eventually, and every rebellious kid has to…
Chris DeVille | May 30, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Stream Fucked Up Glass Boys

In our feature on Fucked Up’s fourth album, vocalist Damian Abraham shed some light on the thought process behind Glass Boys: “It’s about being i…
James Rettig | May 26, 2014 - 2:25 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Music has the ability to communicate a wide emotional spectrum, and this week's 5 Best Songs do just that. Whether it be Porter Robinson giving…
Stereogum | May 16, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Fucked Up – “Sun Glass” Video

Fucked Up's excellent new album Glass Boys is out in a few short weeks, and you should be excited. We've posted the early songs "Paper
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 10:36 am

Fucked Up – “Led By Hand” (Feat. J Mascis)

We've already heard one track from Fucked Up's forthcoming Glass Boys, and the Canadian epic-hardcore band just dropped another. "Led By Hand" kind of combine…
Michael Nelson | April 29, 2014 - 10:36 am

Fucked Up – “Disorder” (The Ugly Cover)

Fucked Up are about to release their epic 18-minute single “Year Of The Dragon,” the latest in their long line of Zodiac 12″ releases. O…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Watch Damian Abraham Interview Stephen Malkmus On The Wedge

In a sense, Stephen Malkmus and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham are the chilled-out yin and the amped-up yang of the Matador Records roster. So it…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Fucked Up – “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,"…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2014 - 11:09 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week due to SXSW, and came back to a Week In Music so overcrowded with options that we could…
Stereogum | March 21, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Fucked Up – “Paper The House”

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…
Michael Nelson | March 18, 2014 - 11:57 am

Watch Fucked Up’s Glass Boys Trailer

In December, I went to Toronto to talk to Fucked Up as the band was finishing up the recording of their fourth album. I heard…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 9:50 am

High Anxiety: Behind The Scenes Of Fucked Up’s Fourth Album

On a freezing December Monday morning, Vapor Central is the warmest place in Toronto. Outside, from the busy downtown sidewalk, the storefront looks like nothing…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 8:24 am

Watch Deafheaven’s Full Set At 285 Kent’s Second-To-Last Show

The storied Williamsburg DIY space 285 Kent held its final show last night. Hundreds of fans of the venue's progressive booking and indoor smoking paid…
Scott Lapatine | January 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am