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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 - 1:42 pm

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 - 1:10 pm

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 and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

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 - 2:40 pm

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 - 1:11 pm

Fucked Up – “Queen Of Hearts” Video

The excellent scene-setting Scott Cudmore-directed video for David Comes To Life’s “Queen Of Hearts” is as epic as you’d hope it’d be, though probably even better. Think School Of Rock with a wartime vibe. More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2011 - 9:18 am

Fucked Up @ NXNE Festival, Toronto 6/16/11

Touring in support of the critically acclaimed David Comes To Life, Fucked Up played Yonge-Dundas Square’s outside stage yesterday as part of the annual NXNE Music Festival. Check out pics from the show above and see if you agree Damian Abraham is the most photogenic frontman in rock opera. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 17, 2011 - 11:07 am

Damian Abraham’s Arcade Fire Doc

Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham is a blogger and host for MuchMusic’s The Wedge. He sat down with Arcade Fire’s Win and Will Butler for this 30-minute documentary about the band, post-Grammy, post-Juno, and post-many-other successes. There are also interviews from friends like design team Seripop and Owen Pallet. The Butlers give Damian a behind-the-scenes look… More »

By: jessica / June 15, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Stream Fucked Up David Comes To Life

As mentioned on multiple occasions, David Comes To Life is a great album — one of the year’s best — and a more-than-decent “Rock Opera.” Read up on the characters and storyline while you stream the entire thing at NPR.

David Comes To Life is out 6/7 via Matador. More »

By: brandon / May 31, 2011 - 10:51 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2011

At eight tracks and just over a half-hour, this month’s mix compiles the most compelling freely released tracks of the past few weeks. It’s bookended by guitars rooted in psychedelic jangle and hardcore, respectively, with largely electronic compositions in between. This month we were impressed by EMA, John Maus, Purity Ring, Laurel Halo, Com Truise,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Fucked Up – “Queen Of Hearts”

On their excellent, highly listenable “rock opera” David Comes To Life, Fucked Up continue to expand and add layers while remaining true to their original core. Outside the sound, I like that since their beginning they’ve meshed fact, myth, and quasi-fiction into an overall conceptual arc — see, for instance, the previous “David” songs/titles and… More »

By: brandon / May 4, 2011 - 9:31 am

Fucked Up – “A Little Death”

Fucked Up’s released the second of four digital singles from their forthcoming 18-song “rock opera” David Comes To Life. It’s a bit more FU-like than the Brit Pop-influenced (and totally enjoyable) first single, “The Other Shoe.” This one works, too. Listen:… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2011 - 9:56 am

Fucked Up – “The Other Shoe”

Fucked Up’s third album David Comes To Life is an 18-song, 78-minute rock opera, aka “an album set to a play.” No word on the exact storyline yet, but we are told it’s more melodic, externalizes their “love of fey British indie pop,” and that there are more female vocals buzzing around Damian — thing… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Download Fucked Up’s New Album For Free!!

But make sure you read the entire post at Looking For Gold first. At the very least, you’ll get some hotly tipped Australian “dance-rock,” though after a few wrong turns, you’ll also find a wav file called “Ben Tune,” that may or may not be an outtake from the new FU written or otherwise involving… More »

By: brandon / February 8, 2011 - 10:51 am

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It’ll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador’s three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here’s a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

Øyafestivalen 2010 In Photos

Beyond taking place in beautiful Oslo, Norway one of Øya Festival’s strongest points is its eclecticism: When I attended in 2006 (and met Amrit), I was excited by Enslaved, the Knife, and Morrissey performing in the same space (though not on the same stage at the same time, unfortunately). As you’ll see via Clint Heyer’… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2010 - 10:05 am

Serena-Maneesh – “Opium Priest”

The 7-minute “Opium Priest” comes from Serena-Maneesh’s Best split 12″ with Fucked Up (who contributed “Here Lies“). It’s a previously unreleased track from the S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor sessions that’s not quite as tough as an Opium Warlord. We’re told Henry Olsen handled the cello, that the bass is by “[the] bass player… More »

By: brandon / August 2, 2010 - 10:07 am

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Ox” (Feat. Zola Jesus)

Fucked Up record songs base on the Chinese Zodiac (and, as we mentioned, often for charities). “Year Of the Ox” celebrates the one that just passed (we’re in a tiger year now), and features Zola Jesus’s Nika Roza Danilova (we talked “Sea Talk” earlier today). The song is 13 minutes long, so you’ll have to… More »

By: jessica / July 23, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist epics. It’s unclear if Robert Pollard & Co. will have as much energy in 2010 (he will), but regardless, the “classic” ’93-’96 lineup’s getting back together in Las Vegas for… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm