you know you can do more than just slam dance to the sounds of candian hardcore punk of fucked up? oh, you didn’t? watch a dance crew step up to the david comes to life track “inside a frame” with some poppy choreography and um, tons of distracting cleavage.
editor’s note: the youtube comments for this clip are hilarious! who has time to dissect the song-and-dance of glee? angry fucked up fans, of course
“We’re in a band called Fucked Up, I’m 300 pounds and I’m bald and I scream. I am not meant to be in a position to be traveling around the world having kids sing my music, yet I am”
the fucked up frontman sat down with rolling stone to talk about the band post-david comes to life, life on the road opening for the foo fighters, and selling out (he loves free shit, just like everyone else). check it out at the link below.
damian abraham talks to rolling stone
was it not that long ago that the future of fucked up was uncertain? well they're back, and damian abraham is ready to get loud and naked all across the country. hit the jump to check out fucked up's upcoming tour dates, culminating in their fun fun fun fest appearance. and yes, david comes to life is still awesome.
stream the 15-minute long “year of the tiger” from toronto taste-makers fucked up as part of their ongoing series of zodiac singles below.
fucked up – year of the tiger
from “dragon” to “dog,” matador records has compiled for you fucked up’s ongoing singles series coinciding with each chinese new year since 2006. check them all out at the link below.
fucked up – the chinese zodiac singles
before they split for the bruise cruise, toronto hardcore elite fucked up parts way with a previously-unreleased track set for a release on a split with the dirtbombs. a return to the simpler “balls-out” fucked up, check out the gruff and tumble “i hate summer” below.
fucked up’s high concept music videos for david comes to life take a backseat this round, as the band’s very own bassist sandy miranda compiled video of the band on tour throughout the years, lightheartedly caught in an eternal wrestling match. boys will be boys. watch “running on nothing” up above.
did you miss seeing fucked up in their last kid-centric video for “queen of hearts?” well the band is all here in their new video for “the other shoe,” stand by me-ing some train rails while a love triangle forms with david, veronica, and god-man octavio st laurent.
can’t keep up with the david comes to life storyline? me neither. toast!
if deciphering damian abraham’s gruff vocals on fucked up’s david comes to life proves challenging, fear not, hardcore fans: school children are much easier to understand. in this fantastic concept video for “queen of hearts,” a boys and girls school choir take turns blaring the ‘david meets veronica’ lyrics at one another.
like i said: fantastic.
not only is his band suddenly everywhere with the release of a new album, but as the host of “the wedge” on canada’s muchmusic channel, fucked up’s damian abraham gets to play field journalist to some great bands; this one being arcade fire.
the brothers butler touch base with their recent award successes, their humble quebec beginnings, and their overall career which has quite skyrocketed in the past year. the best part? with a interviewer like abraham, it’s more like a bro-out session than a q&a. check out the 3-part interview at the link below.
the wedge presents arcade fire
The third annual Free Press Summerfest once again took over Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park, boasting one of its most diverse, if not unusual lineup to date. Soul-revival met with electric revival, heavy metal battled with Japanese garage rock, hippies and hipsters shared barbecue and beer, etc, all underneath the blistering Texas sun on a cloudless day. weworemasks was on hand, as always, to take part in the festivities, enjoy an act or two, and get down and dirty (and sweaty) with all of our lovely Houstonian brethren.
Hit the jump for a full recap with some awesome photos, more of which can be seen in our Summerfest Photo Gallery, here.
- sunbear + grizzly
fucked up’s damian abraham took some time to sit down with av club music to talk about his band’s latest album, the fantastic david comes to life, the pretentiousness of rock operas, and (interestingly) how marijuana has helped him cope with his life-long anxiety and bipolarity. is that even a word?
david comes to life is out now.
damian abraham – interview with av club
houston’s third annual free press summerfest went down this past weekend at eleanor tinsley park during one of the city’s blistering heatwaves. 100+ degree weather didn’t stop the rock, nor us weworemasks folk from getting in the pit documenting said rockage. hit the jump for all of our summerfest photos and expect a full recap to follow shortly.
photos are by weworemasks.
a four-act musical portraying theclassic story of boy-meets-girl, boy and girl make dumb life-decissions, created by the hardcore punk band fucked up? yes, please.
long gestating within the band, david comes to life is the culmination of what fucked up believes to be their best work. says frontman damian abraham: “”second to the birth of my child, this record is the most important delivery I’ve ever made.”
check this baby out at the link below thanks to npr.
here’s an intimate and in-depth look at toronto hardcore punk rockers fucked up as they break down their live aesthetic, pink eyes, and the making of their latest lp david comes to life, which judging from the four singles, is going to sound massive.
david comes to life is out june 7th.