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SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW's metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010

Fucked Up Explain “Cranking To Sonic Youth”

FU recanted the dis track (cranking = "crying and wanking at the same time") saying "Cranking to Sonic Youth / 'Goo' in your hand, your favorite band / You love Thurston, you love Kim / You love art and you are thin" is "more of an homage to [SY's] fans." "P.U.."… More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2010

Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it's finally arrived... No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings -- see the "David Christmas" 7", "Year Of The Pig," etc. -- Fucked Up gathered a bunch of friends to record a cover of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with… More »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009

Fucked Up Win 2009 Polaris Prize

The Chemistry Of Common Life was awarded the $20,000 Polaris Prize for best Canadian album of the year, beating Chad VanGaalen and Malajube, among others. The band plans to put the money to good use. More »

By: brandon / September 22, 2009

Mission Of Burma/Fucked Up/Ponytail/Jemina Pearl Kick Off The 2009 Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 7/12/09

After being ousted from McCarren Park when the city decided to spent $50MM to restore The Pool as an actual pool, Jelly NYC found a new home for their free summer show series in the upscale hipster haven that is Williamsburg at the East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront). It's just an eight-week… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 13, 2009

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure's "Fire In Cairo" (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

New Fucked Up – “No Epiphany (No Age Remix)”

Last summer, "No Epiphany" was he first taste we got of Fucked Up's The Chemistry of Common Life. As you now know, the track's epic wall-of-sound is shared by the majority of the collection's other ten components via the subtle, layered use of French horn, flutes, organ, guest Vivian Girls, and etc. Matador recently… More »

By: brandon / March 13, 2009

Fucked Up On Fox News

Fucked Up are quickly becoming the most popular "fuck" band, at least of the current crop of "fuck" bands: Fuck Buttons, the Fucking Wrath, Holy Fuck!, Total Fucking Destruction, Starfucker, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Fuck The Facts, the Fucking Champs (do they count as "current"?), etc. Why? The Chemistry of Common Life is a really good album… More »

By: brandon / January 28, 2009

New Fucked Up Video – “Crooked Head”

Fucked Up's first official video edits together footage from their Blitz covering, Chemistry Of Common Life promoting 12-hour marathon. The footage, shot by Brendan FitzGerald of, was edited together by Bajir Cannon. We probably could have done without the after effects and fancy splicing, but it's a nice enough snapshot of the… More »

By: brandon / January 9, 2009

Fucked Up Cover Blitz, Descendents With Ezra Koenig

I never thought I'd be writing a headline even close to that, but in less than a year, Fucked Up's gone from the light bulb factory to playing all their indie-rock cards just right. That said, it's hard to get even slightly cynical about this: During the Toronto crew's 12-hour marathon last month,… More »

By: brandon / November 25, 2008

Fucked Up Psych-Out Daytrotter

Fucked Up's The Chemistry of Common Life should show up on a few year-end lists. Taking a break from marathons, the Torontonians stopped by Daytrotter and played stripped-down, underwater-psychededlic versions of three songs from said new one and one from Hidden World: ListenMore »

By: brandon / November 24, 2008

Fucked Up And Moby Cover The Ramones

There's bound to be more clips surfacing from Fucked Up's free 12-hour show at the Rogan Store (330 Bowery, NYC) yesterday (10/14), but seems like video of the Toronto-based bathroom re-designers doing a cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop" with Moby on guest guitar/vocals is as good a place as any to start. (Other guest… More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2008

Fucked Up Fuck Up MTV Live’s Bathroom

Ahead of their upcoming 12-hour NYC show, Toronto's Fucked Up played a very short set -- The Chemistry Of Common Lifeshout-along "Twice Born" -- in MTV Live's bathroom. They rip the place apart, spray painting the walls, removing ceiling tiles, doing something untoward to a motorcycle, etc. It kinda feels like MTV… More »

By: brandon / October 10, 2008

Fucked Up Playing Free 12-Hour Show In NYC

If you live in the New York City-area -- or are able get there in less than 12 hours -- you can catch Fucked Up live Tuesday 10/14. The Torontonians are celebrating the release of The Chemistry Of Common Life by playing 12 hours straight at the Rogan store at the corner of Bowery… More »

By: brandon / October 3, 2008

Stream Fucked Up’s The Chemistry Of Common Life

On their new record (out 10/7 via Matador), the Torontonian hardcore outfit's expanded the template to include flute, horns, organs, ambient/fuzzy instrumentals, and background vocals from Vivian Girls. We've spotlighted two tracks, but you should stream the rest at Rhapsody. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 1, 2008

New Fucked Up – “Twice Born”

The new Fucked Up's really good. (I'm still digesting it, so hard to say if it tops Hidden World, but it definitely gives it a run...) As mentioned when posting "No Epiphany," The Chemistry of Common Life's a collection of lush, kick-ass wall-of-sound hardcore rock 'n' roll that adds flute, horns, organs, and ambient/fuzzy… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2008

New Fucked Up – “No Epiphany”

Toronto's Fucked Up are longtime favorites, even after guitarist Mike Haliechuk, aka 10,000 Marbles, punked me. Honestly, that shit's part of the charm. Beyond their playful "fuck you" attitude and old-school hardcore politics, they make great music: Hidden World was one of the best albums of 2006, and they've done a lot of good… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2008

Quit Your Day Job: Fucked Up

Fucked Up are one of my favorites. From their occasionally bloody, always ecstatic live shows and smart-ass/smart politics to the fist-pumpers packed onto Hidden World and the charged, sex-workers's-rights epic "Year Of The Pig," the Toronto hardcore quintet (sometimes sextet, etc.) nail the things that move me most about music. (How did Pink Eyes not… More »

By: brandon / December 19, 2007

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we'd hoped to see); Pitchfork assembled a stellar bill at the Emo's complex -- including RJD2 (with live band),… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007
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