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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

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

CrimSane (Feat. Damian Abraham) – “ChinaFastGrow” (Demo)

Fucked Up are taking a quick break at the moment, and the band's members are working on their own projects, like guitarist Ben Cook's Young Guv And The Scuzz. Frontman Damian Abraham, meanwhile, has his own thing going: A "kushcore" band called CrimSane, which also features Matt Delong of No Warning and Violent Minds. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012

Young Guv And The Scuzz – “Heal Over Time”

Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook -- who sometimes dabbles under the Young Governor moniker -- recently switched up his sideproject's name to Young Guv And The Scuzz as he preps for a new 12''. Here's a cut from that affair, a sugared-up power pop rush called "Heal Over Time." Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012

Can We End This Fucked Up/Katy Perry Meme?

Last week, Katy Perry released her "Part Of Me" video, in which she plays a Marine, sort of. Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham, who evidently did not like the video, Tweeted, "Seeing Katy Perry as a soldier in 'Part Of Me' really makes me think that we need to start a war so… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Tiger”

Toronto punks Fucked Up are an ambitious bunch, and that's probably the most evident in their series of Chinese Zodiac singles. Every year, the band releases a single to mark the year on the Chinese calendar, and these songs are typically long, elaborately orchestrated affairs, sometimes with some prominent collaborators. Today, Fucked Up releases it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2012

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10 albums! And the final result is: You guys more or less agree with us! Every album in your top 10 appeared in our top 50, most of them near… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2011

Fucked Up, Norah Jones Play Anthony Bourdain’s Holiday Special

Epicurean celeb-chef Anthony Bourdain's annual head-trip of a holiday special aired a couple of nights ago, and it featured a couple of musical moments that rivaled Das Racist's tripped-out appearance from last year's show. This year's special ended with Fucked Up giving a characteristically bellowy rendition of "Jingle Bells." Also, in one deeply inexplicable… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 14, 2011

SPIN‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2011

We're deep enough into Listmas to know which albums to expect on year-end roll calls, and how to identify something approximating an outlier. SPIN's list of the year's best LPs gives proper props to often overlooked records like The Men's Leave Home, Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1979, and Azari & III, keeps Bon Iver… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 12, 2011

Fucked Up – “Turn The Season” Video

Because they put out one of the best albums of the year, we're going to give Fucked Up a pass for video-encompassing nonchalance in the clip for "Turn The Season." It was apparently shot during the initial photo session for David Comes To Life, so that explains all the cameras and ballerinas and… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 12, 2011

Fucked Up – “I Hate Summer”

Toronto punkers Fucked Up, quite possibly the best active band on the face of the planet, are the headliners of next February's floating punk-rock festival the Bruise Cruise, and frontman Damian Abraham is also serving as cruise director, whatever that could possibly mean. (An informed guess: It will involve professional wrestling in some capacity.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 29, 2011

Azari & III, Damian Abraham Model Mishka

The New York clothing company Mishka has already earned a certain place in my heart for distributing great rap mixtapes like Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Lost In Translation, Main Attrakionz' 808s & Dark Grapes II, and Stalley's Lincoln Way Nights. Now, the company deepens its musical connection with a new promo video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2011

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Well, this turned out to be pretty easy. The single best video of the year dropped into our collective lap last night, and we're still reeling from it. There are four other music videos in this post, but nobody will blame you if you just opt to watch "Countdown" a bunch of times in a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2011

Fucked Up – “Do You Feed” Video

Earlier this year, around the same time they released their massive rock opera David Comes To Life, Fucked Up also dropped a companion piece called David's Town, a fake compilation in which the band portrayed a number of different era-specific fictional British punk bands. One of those tracks, "Do You Feed" (credited to fake… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2011

Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it's not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011

Wavves – “Destroy” (Feat. Members Of Fucked Up)

You've heard Wavves' Nathan Williams' collab track with his lady, and now here's another Life Sux track that's pretty much the opposite of collaborating with your girlfriend, a thrashtastic song called "Destroy" featuring vocals from Fucked Up's Damian Abraham. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2011

Fucked Up – “The Other Shoe” Video

David Comes To Life comes to life in Fucked Up's new video, featuring a love triangle situation (David, Veronica, Octavio, all accounted for) that will be familiar to owners of FU's latest LP. Matt Eastman directs, NPR presents:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 16, 2011

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it's just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011

Fucked Up, Iceage, JEFF The Brotherhood @ 285 Kent, Williamsburg 6/25/11

This show was incredibly sweaty. It was also really great, but the lead line must capture the scene, and the scene was full-coated body wetness in 285 Kent, the recently renovated and nicely redecorated space next door to Glasslands on Kent Ave. For all the tweaks to the room, which thanks to Todd P ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2011

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011