Year Of The Snake is the eighth installment in the long-running series by Toronto punks Fucked Up cataloging the Chinese zodiac. It follows 2015’s Year Of The Hare, as well as previous installments such as Year Of The Dragon and Year Of The Tiger as well as the band’s last proper studio album, 2014’s Glass Boys. While Year Of The Snake is still a few weeks out from its official release, the band is streaming the project early over at Noisey. It’s as monstrous and ambitious as anything you’d expect from the band, featuring the 20-minute titular A-side and the brief-in-comparison B-side “Passacaglia.” As the band’s Mike Haliechuk explains, it’s about “how to die, or how to think about dying.” Listen below.
Year Of The Snake is out 3/24 via Tankcrimes Inc.