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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

Diamond Rings – “Show Me Your Stuff” Video

Toronto's Diamond Rings is the solo project of John O'Regan, who makes glam, strutting synth pop that, even with video treatments like the one below, doesn't feel camp. There's a lot to love in this video: the football/basketball imagery (key song line: "I'm the kind of boy who likes to play rough"), the ritualistic locker… More »

By: jessica / June 17, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Op-Ed By Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes (Damian Abraham): Bands Should Play In Arizona Now More Than Ever

Earlier this week Montreal's Stars responded to the passing of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law by declaring via Twitter that they wouldn't tour in the state until it was repealed. We haven't heard of other bands joining Stars yet (though Shakira traveled to Phoenix to speak with the mayor and the police chief), but Fucked Up'sMore »

By: Damian Abraham / April 30, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Fucked Up, Stars Debate #AZMLBB

Yesterday Stars Tweeted about Arizona's new immigration/anti-illegal immigrant law, the one that requires legal immigrants to carry their alien registration papers with them/gives AZ police the right to question people they suspect are in the States illegally. For their part, the Montreal crew says they plan to boycott the state: "We love AZ. but until… More »

By: brandon / April 28, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor's Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC's most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five days lugging his camera equipment all over Austin on our behalf, he waited for hours in a parking lot for a bus to Monterrey, Mexico to attend NYC promoter ToddMore »

By: Ryan Muir / March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm