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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 combines the soaring, atmospheric emo of Sunny Day Real Estate or Jawbox with a blues-y, slide-guitar chorus that reminds me of the Charlatans circa Telling Stories or something. Rhythmically and texturally,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2014

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. On the B-side, they've covered a couple of ancient, obscure Toronto punk anthems. We've posted one of those covers: The band's version of Cardboard Brains' "I Wanna Be AMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014

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 only makes sense that they more or less complete each other in the context of a TV interview. Malkmus stopped by Abraham's MuchMusic talk show The Wedge to discuss Malkmus'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014

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," 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 texture… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014

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 have easily filled two or more such lists and still had worthy songs to argue about. Remember this when you note the absence below of, say, Lykke Li or… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2014

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 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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 18, 2014

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 a few bits and pieces of the LP, and those bits and pieces were enough to get me very excited. And now the band has shared the album's title… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014

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 at all: A narrow glass doorway, between a Payless and a health food store, leading to a narrow staircase. But up those stairs, it's a dark, hazy clubhouse: Wood-and-leather furniture,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014

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 their respects as Fucked Up, DIIV, White Lung, Guardian Alien, and LODRO played, with many sticking around to dance until dawn. According to Twitter, at least. I didn't go,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 20, 2014

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. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

Watch Fucked Up Pay Tribute To The Last Pogo

As a tribute to the Toronto concert film The Last Pogo, which captured many of the city's first-wave punks playing the Horseshoe Tavern on 12/1/78, last month Fucked Up performed a set of covers from that legendary show at the same venue, just in time for its 35th anniversary. They did songs by the Secrets,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 2, 2013

Watch PUP Cover Fucked Up With Damian Abraham

PUP, the excellent Canadian punk band (and one of our 40 favorite new bands of the year) had a bit of a surprise for their audience last week at the Halifax Pop Explosion Festival, when they started covering Fucked Up's "Queen Of Hearts," from their last album David Comes To Life (our #4More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 28, 2013

Smartboys – “A Different World Now” & “Sacked”

Smartboys are a band made up of a lot of great people from other bands: Two dudes from Fucked Up, a lead singer from US Girls, the bassist from Moon King, and a guitarist from Urban Blight. They're up next on Matador's "Singles Goin' Home" series in which subscribers get a new 7" each month,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 25, 2013

Watch Fucked Up Debut “Year Of The Dragon” In NYC

At their performance at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge this weekend, Fucked Up debuted the latest single in their Zodiac series. "Year Of The Dragon" is exactly the kind of sprawling hardcore anthem you'd expect from the Canadian band and is set to be released in April. When we talked to lead singer Damien AbrahamMore »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2013

Q&A: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham On Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Polaris Prize, Music Grants, And Following Up David Comes To Life

Every year, a panel of Canadian music critics awards the prestigious Polaris Music Prize to one album of surpassing merit. They do this in a grand, corporate-sponsored ceremony, and it's a big deal. This year, the Polaris panel pulled a bit of an unexpected move, giving the award to Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013

Fucked Up – “Inside A Frame” Video

The brand-new video for "Inside A Frame," one of the prime ragers from Fucked Up's great 2011 album David Comes To Life, mostly takes place at a tough-kid dance-crew choreography practice, and it's pure melodrama. It's also a nice indication that the makers of the next Step Up movie should seriously throw a Fucked U… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips' seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. It's not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro, A Place To Bury Strangers, and like 30 other bands. We've got pics in the gallery from Sunday's sets -- courtesy of Trent Maxwell -- with Linda Flores's shot… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 2012

Parental Advisory: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham

Parental Advisory is a new feature on Stereogum where we'll talk to musicians who also happen to be parents. It can't be easy to raise kids from a tour-bus bunk, or to explain to your toddler why random people keep walking up to you and asking if you want to get high with them, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012