Today, the bringers of awesome at Vice/Noisey are pleased to deliver an excluive premiere of FUCKED UP’s “Year Of The Dragon.” The hymn comes by way of the EP of the same name. Set for release via Tankcrimes on April 15th, 2014, the latest output from the long-running Canadian hardcore punk instigators serves as the sixth installment of their ongoing “Zodiac Series.”
Sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate, FUCKED UP fuse all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal and psychedelia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity. Year Of The Dragon boasts three tracks, cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch) and will come available on 12″, CD and digitally. Side A features the title track, a eighteen-minute epic anthem centered on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy. Side B is rounded out by two classic Canadian punk covers from Cardboard Brains and The Ugly.
Comments Noisey: “Do you really need to be told about FUCKED UP at this point? Like, really. Do you actually need someone to explain to you how insane and awesome the Toronto madmen and madwoman are? Or would you rather us just casually mention that they are putting out the sixth installment of their ‘Zodiac Series’ this spring called Year Of The Dragon and get back to trading stories about wacky shit we’ve seen Damian [Abraham] do live? Like that time he smashed a bottle over his head. Or the time he dragged a microphone across an entire venue and sang from on top of a quarter pipe. Or the time he was on stage with Yo Gabba Gabba. Or the many, many times he’s straight up bellyflopped, circle-pitted, or just generally run around like a lunatic. Yeah, that’s what we thought.”
Turn up “Year Of The Dragon,” now streaming at THIS LOCATION.
Following their leveling of SXSW earlier this month, FUCKED UP will take part in the second edition of Tankcrimes’ Brainsqueeze Fest with a performance on April 19th alongside Municipal Waste, Negative Approach, Impaled, The Shrine, Kicker and Conquest For Death. Nab your tickets now HERE. From there, the band will perform Lawnya Vawnya in The Netherlands and take a brief break before razing New York’s Bowerly Ballroom and the field Trip Festival in Toronto in June. From there, FUCKED UP will take over Europe on ten-date run of live assaults through June 22nd.
FUCKED UP Live:
4/19/2014 Oakland Metro @ Brainsqueeze Fest II – Oakland, CA
4/27/2014 Lawnya Vawnya – St. John’s, NL
6/06/2014 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY Record Release Show
6/08/2014 Field Trip Festival – Toronto, ON
6/13/2014 B Sides Festival – Lucern, CH
6/14/2014 VK, Brussels, Belgium
6/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
6/16/2014 The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
6/17/2014 Belgrave – Leeds, UK
6/18/2014 Koko – London, UK
6/19/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
6/20/2014 Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE
6/21/2014 Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
6/22/2014 Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
Year Of The Dragon is currently available for preorder NOW at THIS LOCATION for a cool fourteen clams! The first wax pressing comes with a six-minute edit of “Year Of The Dragon” included on a separate seven-inch flexi disc and immediate download.