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Fucked Up Reveal Two-Disc Rarities Compilation

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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: Singles 2002-2008. Contrary to the title, this baby is bursting at the seams with 25 hellraising songs. (Matador also tells us that there may be a simultaneous 7″ single of the same name). Couple is setup as a companion aggregate to the Canadian groups earlier compilation release, Epics In Minutes (Deranged, 2004).

The set is packaged with the usual goods: a complete illustrated discography (see below) and thorough liner notes about each racoucs cut. You can preorder the CD and/or LP here. In line with Fucked Up’s usual passion for musicians of the past, the cover photographs riff on The Beatles’ red and blue album motif.

Matador also wants to boast the wide range that Couple Tracks spans. They note that, “Chronologically, it ranges from the A-side of [Fucked Up’s] first single, No Pasarán,” a commentary on the Spanish Civil War released on Deranged in 2002, to the fast alternate take of No Epiphany,” their latest 7″ on Matador from earlier this year.” Sounds pretty compelling. More information about the compilation and the full tracklisting can be all found below.

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Other notable tracks include (courtesy of Matador):

  • The definitive version of “Generation and its two B-sides, Ban Violins” and Magic Kingdom,” released on Slasher - the introduction to the A-side comes from a Hamas recruitment CDR
  • Covers of songs by British twee-pop legends The Shop Assistants, Another Sunny Day and Dolly Mixture, from two 7″es self-released by the band and only given away at a single show in Toronto in 2006, plus the B-side of a Matador 7″ from mid-2008
  • Original, heavier versions of songs that later ended up on Hidden World, such as Triumph Of Life and Neat Parts, both from the 7″ originally released by Peter Bower Records in the UK
  • “Fixed Race,” from the Spanish version of “Dangerous Fumes,” aka “Humos Peligrosos,” released in Spain on La Vida Es Un Mus in 2006
  • Toronto FC, from the “Hard Skin” split 7″, only given away at a show in London in 2007
  • The 12″ version of “Last Man Standing,” only available if you selected the correct set of interlocked grooves on the B-side of the “Year of the Dog” 12″ released in 2006
  • Five unreleased tracks

Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2008

Disc One (The Hard Stuff):

01 No Pasarán (A-side of first 7″, Deranged, 2002)
02 Neat Parts (7″ Version) (B-side of Triumph of Life 7″, Peter Bower, 2006)
03 Generation (7″ Version) (A-side of Generation 7″, Slasher, 2005)
04 Ban Violins (B-side of Generation 7″, Slasher, 2005)
05 Dangerous Fumes (A-side of Dangerous Fumes 7″, self-released, 2005)
06 Triumph Of Life (7″ Version) (A-side of Triumph of Life 7″, Peter Bower, 2006)
07 Fixed Race (B-side of Humos Peligrosos 7″, La Vida Es Un Mus, 2006)
08 Toronto FC (from Hard Skin split 7″, No Future, 2007)
09 Black Hats (B-side of Year of the Pig 12″, What’s Your Rupture?, 2006)
10 David Christmas (A-side of David Christmas 7″, Hidden World, 2007)
11 No Epiphany (Fast Version) (unreleased The Chemistry of Common Life outtake, intended for No Epiphany 7″, Matador, 2009)
12 Crooked Head (Video Version) (unreleased edit of track from The Chemistry of Common Life, 2008)

Disc Two (The Fun Stuff):

01 I Hate Summer (B-side of Crooked Head 7″, Matador, 2008)
02 Teenage Problems (B-side of Dangerous Fumes 7″, self-released, 2005)
03 Carried Out To Sea (unreleased demo version of song from Hidden World, 2006)
04 Looking Back (B-side of Shop Assistants 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)
05 Anorak City (Another Sunny Day cover, B-side of Year Of The Pig UK edit 7″, Matador, 2008)
06 I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You (A-side of Shop Assistants 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)
07 Mustaa Lunta (B-side of Year of the Pig Japanese edit 7″, Matdaor, 2008)
08 Dream Come True (B-side of Dolly Mixture 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)
09 Magic Kingdom (B-side of Generation 7″, Slasher, 2005)
10 Magic Word (Daytrotter Version) (unreleased version of The Chemistry of Common Life song from Daytrotter Session, 2008)
11 Last Man Standing (Year Of The Dog Version) (from Year of the Dog 12″, Blocks Recording Club, 2006)
12 He’s So Frisky (A-side of Dolly Mixture 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)
13 David Comes to Life (Daytrotter Version) (unreleased version of Hidden World song from Daytrotter Session, 2008)

In other Fucked Up news (really funny typing that by the way) the hardcore punkers will play the annual Fucked Up Festival in Toronto on Halloween weekend. After that, they trek down to Brooklyn for a special gig at the Masonic Temple in Fort Greene. They’ll bew playing the entirety of The Chemistry of Common Life, with all the supporting instruments and parts from the excellent 2008 long-player. Andrew W.K., The Vivian Girls and Katie Stelmanis will join them onstage, along with other unannounced artists. Katie Stelmanis and Titus Andronicus will be opening. Get your tickets here.

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