Photo by: Natalie Wood
Official press release:
Long-running Canadian hardcore/punk collective Fucked Up recently released their Year Of The Horse masterpiece — the next in their ongoing series celebrating the Chinese Zodiac — digitally via Bandcamp. To keep listeners on their toes, the album is now available on Spotify as a mammoth four-album, eighty-one-track piece!
Comments the band:
“We put …Horse on the streamers because we love you. But we divided it into four separate albums and eighty-one different tracks because we love ourselves as well.”
Check out Year Of The Horse on Spotify at THIS LOCATION.
The follow-up to 2018’s critically lauded Dose Your Dreams full-length, Fucked Up’s hugely ambitious Year Of The Horse is operatic in scope and artfully assembled offering up one track with a ninety-plus-minute runtime. The epic tone poem is spread across four sides that pass through the realms of metal, classical, ‘70s groove, and international hardcore punk to explore themes of motherhood, ecology, stewardship, and the deep myths of our civilization.
Recorded over the past few years by Alex Gamble in Toronto, who worked with the band on Dose Your Dreams, and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, Year Of The Horse includes guest appearances by Matt Berninger (The National), Julien Baker, Maegan Brooks Mills (Chubby And The Gang), and Tuka Mohammed and is dedicated to Power Trip’s Riley Gale and Iron Age’s Wade Allison, who passed away within weeks of each other last year.
Fucked Up’s Year Of The Horse will be released on limited double LP available in gold, splatter, blue, and recently announced new variant half blue as well as double CD via Tankcrimes!
Find pre-orders at THIS LOCATION. All preorders come with an instant download of the full track.
In related news, Fucked Up has announced a host of live dates including a trio of shows opening for Faith No More and an appearance on this year’s edition of Riot Fest as well as a mini-tour to kick off 2022 celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their David Comes To Life full-length which they will be performing in its entirety. Support will be provided by Empath. Find tickets at THIS LOCATION.
9/16 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park *
9/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest *
9/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (Outdoors) *
9/22 Newport, KY – Ovation Pavilion *
1/19 Ottawa, ON – Club Saw ^
1/20 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz ^
1/21 Boston, MA – Sinclair ^
1/22 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made ^
1/23 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts ^
1/24 Washington, DC – Union Stage ^
1/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls ^
1/26 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups ^
1/28 Detroit, MI – Shelter ^
2/04 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
2/05 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall SOLD OUT
* = w/ Fait No More
^ = w/ Empath