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Fucked Up sign to Merge for new album ‘Dose Your Dreams,’ share songs, touring

Fucked Up
photo by John Londono

After taking some time away from releasing albums, and not touring as much, hardcore boundary pushers Fucked Up are finally back in full force. They’re releasing a double album, Dose Your Dreams — their first album since 2014’s Glass Boys — on October 5, and it’s their first album for Merge Records, following three on Matador. (Arts & Crafts is releasing it in Canada.) Here’s what collaborator Owen Pallett had to say about this album:

I was sent an unfinished version of Dose Your Dreams so that I might contribute string parts. I couldn’t stop listening to the rough mixes I received. A friend asked me how the record was. I replied, “My God, Fucked Up have made their Screamadelica.”

And psych-rock-groove it is. The drums mixed wide, propensity for drones, for delay pedal, for repetition, groove. The politics and aesthetics of hardcore married to an “open format” approach to genre. Elements of doo-wop, krautrock, groove, digital hardcore.

The first taste of this is “Raise Your Voice Joyce,” which is the kind of retro-futuristic hardcore Fucked Up usually make, but then the video also includes anothe rsong, “Two I’s Closed,” which sounds more like late ’60s psychedelic British Invasion. Watch the lyric video (which has more going on than your average lyric video) below.

Fucked Up also announced a North American fall tour, including a Brooklyn show on November 8 at Market Hotel. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

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Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams

None of Your Business Man 5:18
Raise Your Voice Joyce 2:47
Tell Me What You See 3:26
Normal People 5:46
Torch to Light 4:41
Talking Pictures 6:17
House of Keys 3:08
Dose Your Dreams 5:30
Living in a Simulation 3:13
I Don’t Wanna Live in This World Anymore 5:20
How to Die Happy 4:52
Two I’s Closed 2:30
The One I Want Will Come for Me 5:23
Mechanical Bull 4:32
Accelerate 5:30
Came Down Wrong 3:45
Love Is an Island in the Sea 2:26
Joy Stops Time 7:51

Fucked Up — 2018 Tour Dates
Aug 03 London, UK – Hangar (Visions Festival)
Aug 04 Málaga, ES – CanelaParty
Sep 14 Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
Oct 19 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 03 Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
Nov 04 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
Nov 05 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot
Nov 06 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov 08 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Nov 09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Nov 10 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 11 Raleigh, NC – Kings
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)
Nov 13 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Dec 04 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Dec 05 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Dec 06 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Dec 07 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Dec 08 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Dec 10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Dec 11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Dec 12 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

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