Posted in MP3 | music | pictures on July 8, 2008

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Leia Jospe

DOWNLOAD: Fucked Up - "No Epiphany" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fucked Up - "Royal Swan" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Fucked Up - "Stress" (Justice cover) (MP3)

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Question: Your band has ump-teen releases this year and a googleplex of others in seven years of existence. If you are readying another release, is it really news?

Answer: It definitely is, if you consider it's only your second LP.

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The band of 1000 releases is none other than T.O. hardcore dudes Fucked Up who have announced that they will release LP #2, The Chemistry Of Common Life (or "ChemCom" as the band likes to call it) on October 7th on their new label Matador Records. Both "No Epiphany" & "Royal Swan" (the MP3s above) are from ChemCom, whereas "Stress" is just for gits & shiggles. Matador will also play house with another one of those pesky Fucked Up releases - the Year Of The Pig 12" is out July 22nd. It originally reared it's ugly head over at What's Your Rupture? (though in an abbreviated, in length AND availability, form).

A new mixtape is also in the works (look for it around the same time as ChemCom) and the dudes/lady dropped a preview of it.

Currently touring Europe (dates below), lead throat-ist Pink Eyes was recently hospitalized in Calgary during night one of the Sled Island Festival (Broken Social Scene was there and so was Of Montreal) after shattering a beer glass into his head during a gig. The band was scheduled for three shows, and missed none. Pink Eyes recalled the incident on night two:

"I had to miss all of the bands I wanted to see, because I was sleeping in the hospital like a baby"
In related news, ex-Fucked Up (or at least songwriter for 'em) and current (?) Cursed member Chris Colohan has left the door open to more Cursed. In contrast to his previous posting, Colohan recounted the events that lead to the turmoil during their European tour and explained that Cursed is currently "a big fat fucking question mark." Well, at least thats better than "it's over".

Cursed dropped the massive III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep on Goodfellow Records this year.

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The pictures in this post are from Fucked Up's infamous performance at SUNY Purchase's Culture Shock in April. It was cut short by the police. More of those pics and all the tour dates below...

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FUCKED UP - 2008 TOUR DATES
July 8 ESP Benidorn @ Abraxas
July 9 ESP Barcelona @ Nitsa
July 10 ESP Getaria @ Gaztetxe
July 11 SP Madrid @ Sala El Sol
July 12 GB Glasgow @ T in the Park
July 13 UK Birmingham @ Super Sonic
July 14 UK London @ Water Rats
Aug 17 NED @ Lowlands
Aug 18 UK Brighton @ TBA
Aug 19 UK London @ TBA
Aug 20 IRE Belfast @ Limelight
Aug 21 IRE Dublin @ Whelans
Aug 22 BEL Ieper @ Ieperfest
Aug 23 UK Reading @ Reading Festival
Aug 24 UK Leeds @ Leeds Festival
Aug 25 UK Bradford @ 1 and 12
Aug 26 UK TBA @ TBA

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Comments (15)

looks like boy george got his visa for the tour, after all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 2:21 PM

i vaguely heard of this...what exactly happened at purchase?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 2:53 PM

Three policemen were hospitalized after a group of students began fighting in protest.

Posted by felicia | July 8, 2008 2:57 PM

That was the most glorious 10 minutes of an otherwise stupid Culture Shock.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 3:20 PM

i remember seeing mf doom at purchase and he singled out some kid giving him the finger...had his crew jump into the crowd to get him.

ah, liberal college life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 3:23 PM

Fucked Up...I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 4:00 PM

I'M SICK OF THESE SQUID BRAINS!!! I NEED TO GO TO ANGER MANAGEMENT.

Posted by Matt | July 8, 2008 4:14 PM

dear mr bv is there a way to NOT have EVERY photo from a photo post in your rss feed? i'd really rather not have to wade thru all the blurry photos on a daily basis

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 5:23 PM

^^^then go read some other blog. I bet most people thoroughly enjoy all the photos.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 5:31 PM

^^ didn't say i didn't like the (in focus) photos, i'm simply asking for ONE photo to be put in the rss and not 20+. now suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 6:10 PM

damn, did this band get old fast.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2008 6:21 PM

awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2008 10:59 AM

I'd like FU if they wrote songs. The fact that they put out a million 7"s mean jack shit. I love hardcore/punk but their songs don't do it for me. I like THEM as people but I think they're overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2008 11:43 AM

ppl who didnt like other parts of culture shock are stupid

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2008 1:10 PM

the only part I enjoyed was beer tent.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2008 3:18 PM

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