We’ve got a weirdo video out today for Year of the Hare. Check it at yearofthehare.fuckedup.cc
It’s interactive, you have to use your keyboard to see it all, it’s supposed to be fun and maddening, but probably less maddening than sitting thru a 21 minute video which was the other option.
Mike sums it up all pretty well in an interview here: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/fucked_up-year_of_hare_interactive_video
Big thanks to Trevor Blumas who directed and acted in it. Damian Lebiedzkinski who helped get it funded. And Jordan Shaw who did the digital development.
For the last few weeks we’ve been working on a new live show, which is something that Fucked Up has never really done for. We’re going to be playing shows this spring and summer joined by our friends in DOOMSQUAD, so we’ll be a 9-person band, playing songs from the zodiac series of records that we’ve been banging out for like 7+ years. Hopefully you’ll like it. If you don’t know much about our zodiac stuff, you can catch up on this new website thingy we’ve got going on over at zodiac.fuckedup.cc. AND here’s where we’ll be doing all that stuff: Also remember we’ve got Year of the Hare coming out on Deathwish records in June. Here’s the b-side from that record, called “California Cold”: on stereogum
Fucked Up “Year of the Hare” 12”EP announced, due out on Deathwish June 16th
In stores June 16th, 2015.
Pre-ordering information will be posted shortly.
01. Year of the Hare (21:38)
02. California Cold (8:21)
DETAILS ON THE SHOWS PAGE. Tickets to the Canada shows with ALVVAYS coming soon!
RSVP for tix tomorrow: http://rubbertracks.converseallstar.com.br/
Hey Toronto people we can now tell you about two shows that are happening TOMORROW and THE NEXT DAY:
Tuesday we’re playing at the Rivoli with the always awesome S.H.I.T. The show is 19+, tickets are $10 and you can buy them here starting Monday at 10am. About 10 years ago we played the Rivoli, recorded our set and released it on a 12″. We’re gonna be recording this show too and hopefully releasing it at some point, should be fun (for us at least). Playing old and new shit, good vibes.
AND BEFORE THAT ON MONDAY we’re playing a free show at Sonic Boom which is ALL AGES. For this we’re gonna play Glass Boys front to back, which we already did once in Toronto, but it was before anyone knew what the record sounded like, so this will be more fun. And Leon Taheny, who helped engineer Glass Boys is going to be playing second drums to try and kind of recreate the fast and slow vibe on the record.
AT BOTH THESE GIGS we’ll have limited numbers of this 7″ below, which was recorded during the Glass Boys sessions and features two tracks “Blink” b/w “The Way We Did” that you won’t find anywhere else. 500 pressed. Come get one. On the cover is the wonderful Will Munro who left us way too soon. Come grab that and/or a copy of Glass Boys and have fun.
You didn’t think we were just going to release a new full-length LP with an additional deluxe version that had an alternate drum pass and just leave it at that right? C’mon you know us better than that by now. We’re gonna have a few Glass Boys sessions 7″s coming out this summer. The first one you can pre-order today at our new merch store: fuckedup.merchtable.com. Our store has 100 copies for sale and the rest will be available next week in Toronto at some things and on our tour in Europe in a couple weeks. And that’s probably it. 500 copies total. This is an FU self-release, FU:012 if you’re counting.
The record has “Blink” b/w “The Way We Did”, two songs we recorded during the Glass Boys sessions and maybe should’ve made the record because they are really good. The songs are about subcultures and growing up in the Toronto scene. On the cover of the record is a picture of Will Munro, a notorious Toronto personality who left us way too soon. You can read about his outsized influence on Toronto culture in this book Army of Lovers by Sarah Liss. Included in the record is something that Mike wrote about Will on Looking For Gold that you can read here.
More info on the other 7″s later this summer…