Official press release:
Long-running Canadian hardcore punk unit Fucked Up will drop the eighth installment of their “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Snake next month via Tankcrimes.
Fusing all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal, and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, Fucked Up is sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases of 2006’s Year Of The Dog, 2008’s Year Of The Pig, 2009’s Year Of The Rat, 2010’s Year Of The Ox, 2012’s Year Of The Tiger, 2014’s Year Of The Dragon, and 2015’s Year Of The Hare, Fucked Up‘s latest entry into the Zodiac Series documents the journey of self-care and opening awareness through the use of psychedelics and medicinal plants. The twenty-four-minute epic title track follows the narrative of a trip with strange instrumentation and electronics held together sonically with the bands own loose interpretation of hardcore punk.
Year Of The Snake will come available on CD, digital, and various limited vinyl formats on March 24th via Tanckcrimes and features cover art cover art by renowned illustrator Fred Tomaselli (They Might Be Giants, Phish, Elysian Fields et al) as well as bonus track, “Year Of The Snake (Remix)” by techno noise project Container. The bonus track appears on the CD edition and comes as a bonus flexi disc with the purchase of the Tankcrimes mailorder picture disc, splatter vinyl, or black vinyl versions.
Check out the teaser video here:
Catch Fucked Up live next month at the following West Coast locales. Additional live excursions to be announced in the weeks to come.
Year Of The Snake track listing:
1. “Year Of The Snake”
3. “Year Of The Snake” (Container Remix) **
** = CD EP bonus track
** = included with mailorder copies of 12″ on a bonus flexi disc
3/12 – Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
3/14 – San Francisco, CA | Swedish American Hall
3/16 – Portland, OR | Mississippi Studios
3/17 – Seattle, WA | Barbosa
3/19 – Vancouver, BC | The Cobalt