Fucked Up — Hallowe'en at The Scala in London. October 31, 2011

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Hallowe'en at The Scala in London. October 31, 2011
Coachella 2009: Day Three

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Music Video Roundup: Braids, Fucked Up, Christopher Owens, Holly Herndon, FIDLAR, and More

Plus Clips from Flying Saucer Attack, Eternal Summers, Omar Souleyman, Daughn Gibson, Johanna Warren, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Others

Jun 03, 2015

So many new music videos are released these days that we simply can't do individual write-ups on all of them. Collected here are some videos shared in the last couple of days that we weren't able to otherwise post to our site. The clips include puppets, people covered in honey, astronauts, a really long braid, and a spoof of videos from the '90s. More

Listen: Fucked Up – “Year of the Dragon”

Glass Boys Due Out June 3 On Matador

Mar 25, 2014

“Year of the Dragon” is the epic single from Fucked Up’s forthcoming album Glass Boys (due out June 3). More

Aug 06, 2013

Last weekend, Katowice, Poland hosted the seventh annual OFF Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her gallery of photos, featuring We Draw A, RebekaAutre Ne Veuttrès.bFucked UpThee Oh SeesDeerhunter, and Goat More

Dec 12, 2012

Better late than never, Fucked Up have premiered a music video for “Inside a Frame,” featured on the band’s standout 2011 album David Comes to Life. More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

Listen: Fucked Up - “Year of the Tiger”

Another Line in the Zodiac

Feb 07, 2012

As previously reported punk rockers Fucked Up have added another entry to their collection of Chinese Zodiac singles with "Year of the Tiger." More

Listen: Fucked Up - Chinese Zodiac Singles

"Year of the Tiger" Out in February

Jan 31, 2012

Over the past number of years Toronto punk rockers Fucked Up have been releasing a series of 12'' singles celebrating the Chinese New Year.  More

Listen: New Fucked Up Track, “I Hate Summer”

Plus: Damian Abraham Named as New Bruise Cruise Director

Nov 29, 2011

On February 10-13 the Bruise Cruise will set sail. Today, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham was named as official cruise director. In honor of the event, the band released a previously unheard track “I Hate Summer.”  More

Nov 07, 2011

Check out photos of Fucked Up at Hallowe'en at The Scala in London on October 31, 2011. Photographer Rachel Carr was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery here.

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Watch: Fucked Up “Do You Feed”

A Fake British Band Vid

Sep 30, 2011

Earlier this year, Fucked Up released  long-player, David Comes to Life. We have have the video for album cut, “Do You Feed." More

Jun 21, 2011

Punk rock outfit Fucked Up have released a new video for "Queen of Hearts," taken from their recently released concept album opus David Comes to Life. More

Jun 15, 2011

Strange bedfellows, or a meeting of genius Canadians? Damian Abraham of Fucked Up recently asked Win and Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) the tough questions.  More

May 31, 2011

David Comes to Life, Canadian punk act Fucked Up's third LP and second on Matador, is released June 7. But you can hear it now courtesy of NPR. More

Fucked Up Teases with Video Trailer for Upcoming Album

'David Comes To Life' Drops June 7

May 16, 2011

After releasing singles via Matador's music blog, Fucked Up unleashed the biggest tease of 'em all today—a video trailer. We have the video. More

Wavves Recording EP with Best Coast and Fucked Up

Frontman Nathan Williams Claims Tracks Are the Best He's Recorded To Date

Apr 27, 2011

Wavves are collaborating with Best Coast and Fucked Up on a brand new EP. We have the details. More

Listen: Fucked Up’s “A Little Death”

Second Released Single from 'David Comes to Life'

Apr 15, 2011

The hardcore guys get serious on their third album, David Comes to Life. We have the latest single. More

Fucked Up Debut Single Off Upcoming LP

'David Comes To Life' Due Out June 7

Mar 25, 2011

Fucked Up's third full-length, David Comes To Life, sees the hardcore outfit stretching their gritty creative potential. We have the album details, plus the stream. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY Announces Additional Line-up

Under the Radar Favorites Avi Buffalo, Sonic Youth, and Vivian Girls Slated to Play

Mar 25, 2010

All Tomorrow's Parties NY is set to take place September 3rd though the 5th at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello New York. The third day of the event will be guest curated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who has handpicked favorites SUNN O))) and Hope Sandoval among others to perform. Meanwhile, September 3rd is "Don't Look Back" day, where musicians perform classic albums in full. We have the line up. Other recent additions include Tortoise, Avi Buffalo, Bardo Pond, BEAK>, Dungen, and others. More

Fucked Up Release All-Star “Do they Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

Christmas Single Features Kevin Drew, Tegan and Sara, Kyp Malone, Ezra Koenig, Yo La Tengo, and others

Dec 09, 2009

Canadian band Fucked Up is leading the Christmas charge. With the help of a few friends (including comedian David Cross, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould of Husker Du, Tegan & Sara, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) they've released an updated version of 1980s classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?" More

Fucked Up to Remake “Do They Know It’s Christmas” with Indie Stars

Members of Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, TV on the Radio, No Age Involved

Nov 11, 2009

Fucked Up are planning to remake charity song classic "Do They Know It's Christmas" with members of Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, TV on the Radio, No Age, Yo La Tengo, and others. They are also approaching Feist, M.I.A., and Jarvis Cocker. More

Fucked Up Reveal Two-Disc Rarities Compilation

Couple Tracks Breaks Down Your Door On January 26th

Oct 20, 2009

Recent Polaris Music Prize winners Fucked Up have a ton of extremely rare 7″ and 12″ tracks floating around. According to a Matablog post, on January 26, 2012 they'll all find one home. That's when Matador Records will release a handsome double-CD and double-LP rarities compilation, entitled Couple Tracks. More

Fucked Up Wins Polaris Music Prize

The Chemistry of Common Life Beat Out Albums By Great Lake Swimmers, Metric and Chad VanGaalen

Sep 22, 2009

Toronto, Ontario's Fucked Up was dubbed the winner of the fourth annual Polaris Music Prize in a gala ceremony held last night at Toronto's Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple. The hardcore group took home a handsome $20,000 check for The Chemistry of Common Life, the Canadian Album of the Year. The hardcore band beat out other capable Canadian artists such as Chad VanGaalen, Great Lake Swimmers, Malajube and Metric. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Two

Photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer

Jul 19, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer. More

New York’s “Jelly Pool Parties” Line-Up Announced

Free Weekly Shows to Feature: Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, The Fiery Furnaces, Deerhunter, and many more

Jul 02, 2009

In an effort to beat the heat and current economic state,  “Jelly Pool Parties” has just announced their line-up for the weekly free concert series beginning July 12th wtih Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, and Jemina Pearl of Be Your Own Pet. The Brooklyn shows will feature the likes of Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, HEALTH, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, and The Fiery Furnaces. More

Apr 23, 2009

On day three of Coachella My Bloody Valentine threatened to burst a thousand eardrums. As we entered the festival site around 12:30 PM they were handing out complimentary earplugs in anticipation for the aural attack. Other highlights included a blood-splattered Fucked Up, an energetic Friendly Fires, and the incredibly strange Throbbing Gristle. More


Interviews

Fucked Up vs. Devo

The Full Transcript of a Conversation Between Damian Abraham and Mark Mothersbaugh

Jul 28, 2010

Damian Abraham (aka Pink Eyes) doesn’t figure to be the type of person who gets starstruck easily, having earned his reputation with fearless and frenzied performances as the burly frontman of Toronto’s Fucked Up. But when speaking with Devo vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mark Mothersbaugh, Abraham is all nervous energy, unleashing a cascade of words that tangle and circle back on themselves, and winding through explanations of his introduction to Devo through his dad’s record collection to the origins of the Pink Eyes moniker and the evolution of his prodigious beard. Eventually, he settles and gets around to actually asking Mothersbaugh some questions, revealing himself to be a pop music scholar with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock history and Devo’s place in it. With Devo’s Something for Everybody—their first new record in 20 years—taking them everywhere from The Colbert Report to Live with Regis and Kelly, Abraham offers a refresher course on why Devo still matters in this uncut transcription of their interview (a shorter version of which appears in our Summer 2010 issue). More


Reviews

Glass Boys

Glass Boys

Matador

Jun 03, 2014

While Fucked Up may be referred to most often as a punk band, even a hardcore punk band, each of their last few albums poked a few holes in that envelope. Sure, Damian Abraham (Pink Eyes) provides the definition of in-the-red punk vocals on each and every song, but the band has explored a wide range of inventive approaches to their surrounding sonics. More

David Comes to Life

David Comes to Life

Matador

Jun 15, 2011

At this stage in the colorful career of Fucked Up, the truly logical thing to do was to release a double-length concept album. After a string of early collector-bait hardcore punk singles, 2006's Hidden World presented the Canadian band as a steamrolling, arena-rock-meets-punk colossus. More

Coachella 2009 Day Three

April 19th, 2009

Apr 23, 2009

On day three of Coachella My Bloody Valentine threatened to burst a thousand eardrums. As we entered the festival site around 12:30 PM they were handing out complimentary earplugs in anticipation for the aural attack. Other highlights included a blood-splattered Fucked Up, an energetic Friendly Fires, and the incredibly strange Throbbing Gristle. More