In addition to this week’s news that Death From Above 1979 will soon stop by Jack White’s Third Man Studios to record a live album, it seems Fucked Up have very similar plans following the release of their new EP, ‘Year of the Hare’. They will pay a visit to White’s Blue Room to record a live performance “direct-to-acetate” on 5th July, with a small group of fans in attendance.
“We’re freaking out over here,” reads a somewhat wordy statement on Third Man’s website. “Feverish isn’t even the right word for it. Perhaps we’re just, oh I don’t know, DELIGHTED to announce that Fucked Up is back on the road and their Zodiac Series tour is making its way to Nashville all the way from Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario, Canada.
“What better way to celebrate a new release? What do you mean “which new release”? Why, Year of The Hare (on Deathwish Inc.) is the seventh 12’’ single in Fucked Up’s Zodiac series! It’s an ongoing patchwork of epic and explosive songcraft and FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY they’ll be playing selections from the series at random. All recorded direct-to-acetate. They’ll be bringing Doom Squad along for the ride to open up the show here at TMR. It’s one of the most ambitious and sprawling bills ever to grace the Blue Room stage.
“Fucked Up is a rare band. They’re a mutant strain of post-hardcore, arena-punk, super-talents capable of reworking the strange and the beautiful into a cohesive whole, but not at the expense of their furious underpinnings that keeps the band in constant motion. They are truly a blitzkrieg of song and lyric. It’s gonna be a frenzy. Thanks, Canada!”
Fucked Up are currently on tour in the US. Catch them at:
26 Brooklyn, The Wick
27 Jersey City, Monty Hall
28 Philadelphia, International House Philadelphia
29 Washington, Howard Theatre
01 Savannah. Southern Pine Company
02 Atlanta, Eyedrum Gallery
03 Birmingham, Saturn
05 Nashville, Third Man Studios
06 Chicago, The Garfield Park Conservatory
24 Wayhome Festival