Fucked Up – “California Cold” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fucked Up – “California Cold” (Stereogum Premiere)

Once a year or thereabouts, the great Fucked Up release a new 12″ single in their Zodiac series. All those singles feature long, adventurous songs inspired by the years of the Chinese calendar. Their latest is the 20-minute “Year Of The Hare,” and it’s the seventh in the series. The single is out in June, and its B-side is the eight-and-a-half-minute “California Cold,” which turns from hardcore burner into zoned-out psychedelic jam, complete with echoing flute sounds. The band is planning to head out on a series of Zodiac shows in North America and Europe. For the occasion, they’re expanding their roster to nine members, including the members of the experimental Canadian group Doomsquad. Fucked Up are a hellacious live act, but they really don’t tour that often these days, and you should absolutely catch one of these shows if you can. Below, listen to “California Cold” and check out those tour dates.

5/01 Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza & Pub
5/02 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch (Blowout Festival)
5/09 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
5/22 Dublin, Ireland @ Hangar
5-23 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City, Cargo Stage
5-24 Bristol, UK @ The Marble Factory
5-25 Leeds, UK @ Gold Sounds, Leeds University Student Union
5/26 London, UK @ Koko
5/28 Nantes, France @ Stereolux
5/29 Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Paloma
5/30 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
5/31 Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
6/26 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Wick
6/27 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
6/28 Philadelphia, PA @ International House Philadelphia
6/29 Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
7/01 Savannah, GA @ Southern Pine Company
7-02 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum Gallery – Atlanta, GA
7-03 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
7-05 Nashville, TN @ Third Man
7-06 Chicago, IL @ The Garfield Park Conservatory
7-24 Oro-Medonte, ON @ Wayhome Festival

The “Year Of The Hare” 12″ is out 6/16 on Deathwish, Inc.

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