Posted in music on September 22, 2009

Fucked Up

"Until this year, we in Fucked Up have never felt part of the Canadian "music community"; we've never really toured Canada, never received any sort of grant money, and I wasn't even a part of SOCAN until last week. It wasn't because we felt we were too good for Canada or anything moronic like that, it was simply because the scene we came out of has forever been ignored by the Canadian music industry and, as a result, has had to find a home outside of the "Cancon" world...

...So, for us, the prospect that one day we would be nominated for something like Polaris would have been completely laughable. And somehow that is where we find ourselves. This shift is thanks in large part to the changing face of the Canadian music media. More and more, people in places like Exclaim!, MTV News, Eye, and NOW have been covering hardcore music. Fucked Up, being the media whores that we are, have been the band that has benefited the most from this, and hopefully it's a trend that continues and isn't a mere case of tokenism. Being nominated for the Polaris Prize is one of the most exciting things to have happened to our band, not only because of the prestige of the award but because it was something that until this year would have felt so far out of the realm of possibility." [Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham to Torontoist]

Not only were they nominated, it was announced tonight that Fucked Up beat fellow Canadians Elliott BROOD, Great Lake Swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, K'NAAN, Malajube, Metric, Joel Plaskett, Chad VanGaalen, and Patrick Watson for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. The above art is a Polaris-created poster for the winning album, The Chemistry Of Common Life. It's the same album that the band will be performing live in Brooklyn in November.

Patrick Watson is coming to NYC for CMJ. Great Lake Swimmers are touring and will be here even sooner.

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Comments (33)

:D

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:22 AM

Fucking awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:23 AM

congrats

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:36 AM

Hell Yeah!

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!
FU!!!

Posted by TXn | September 22, 2009 2:50 AM

At least, now we know that some people do listen to the music...

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:37 AM

good god damn! that's great news. I can't imagine a punk/HC band winning some big award in the US.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:57 AM

can i finally say to all my annoying fanboy friends:

fucked up > emily haines

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 9:57 AM

are you all delusional? fucked up is watered down hardcore for hipsters. if any of you heard the bands fucked up is ripping off, you'd probably move outta williamsburg and back in with your parents.

meh does not even begin to describe the way i feel about this horrible joke of a band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 10:20 AM

i don't care if they are watered down, they are good and I want him to get naked!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 10:39 AM

F.U. are a horrible joke of a band, but anything that keeps Emily Haines away from winning anything is fine by me.

Seriously Metric??? WTF???

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 10:52 AM

i think that all these people hating on fucked up have yet to listen to the actual record. it's a fucking MASTERPIECE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:12 AM

i have the record, it's ok, but it is FAR FAR FAR from a 'masterpiece'

chad vangaalen was ROBBED

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:20 AM

What's the meaning of the symbol under their album title?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:28 AM

Canadian music is still this shitty? Who knew?

Tom Cochrane was robbed! "LIfe Is A Highway" > all these jokers

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:48 AM

Dear Canadian music industry,

why do you even bother going to work every morning?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:50 AM

I wouldn't listen to this band just because I despise their band name.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:24 PM

Fucked Up are legendary, fuck the haters

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:39 PM

life is a highway
I wanna ride it
all night long

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:53 PM

I just checked this band out. based on 1 song I liked the music - but could not stand the singers horrible voice. his voice is awful and hard to listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:03 PM

this prize is a big big deal. have you ever won it? no. Fucked Up did. They are now officially the best band in Canada. have you seen Canada on a map? it is a big big place and they have lots of music there. it's one of the biggest countries in the world. they probably have a different band in every town. but Fucked Up are the best music in the whole country. if you don't think they're a masterpiece where's your Canadian music prize? the experts have decided. I bet they win this award every year from now on.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:11 PM

11:50 your comment was just plain rude. Canadian music rules. Do you even know where Canada is??

No wonder everyone hates Americans. You're a bunch of nationalist cunts.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:16 PM

Hey 2:16, go listen to some O.L.P. and get back to me. Also, Nickelback.

Posted by Joey Peanuts | September 22, 2009 2:23 PM

That's not even a valid argument though. American's have just as bad bands. Fall Out Boy, Tokio Hotel, Creed (!!!)

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:04 PM

THIS BAND FUCKING BLOWS!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:16 PM

this band rules, they now officialy have one more award than everyone commenting on this post. so good for them.

maybe if people spent more time in their bands practice spaces and less time on the 'ternets then their bands might be good enough to win an award.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:30 PM

Tokio Hotel is from Germany

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:10 PM

GAY

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:30 PM

I love this band, although they're clearly not for everybody. Can't wait to see the album played in full at the masonic temple. I'd really love to get my hands on that poster above. According to the website there are only 30 being printed so it's probably not very cheap or readily available but I didn't even see any kind of purchase information. Does anyone know how to get one?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:42 PM

"are you all delusional? fucked up is watered down hardcore for hipsters."

How do you water down a good song? Music is not about "styles". You are the hipster...

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 8:24 PM

Hell Yeah!

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!
FU!!!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:29 PM

Much deserved, cannot wait for live show again!!!

Posted by منتديات حائل | February 12, 2011 6:15 AM

Fucked Up win 2009 Polaris Music Prize!

Posted by gantzstream | November 30, 2013 8:18 PM

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