News courtesy of Stephanie Marlow
F**ked Up are one of the most prolific hardcore punk bands of our generation. Since their 2001 inception, they’ve challenged listeners with thoughtful artful chaos and a seemingly limitless drive for musical experimentation. Because of this, they’ve also become a record collectors worst nightmare; releasing over 80 recordings and collaborations on countless labels that include Arts & Crafts, Matador, Jade Tree, and more.  Year of the Hare is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases. Over a two year period, it was recorded and constructed at Electrical Audio, Key Club Studios, and Candle Studios. Title track “Year of the Hare” is a 21 minute epic that frantically mixes traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes, and guest vocals from great Isla Craig into one dizzying experience.  B-Side “California Cold” slowly builds and deconstructs over an 8 and a half minute stretch – listen to the song now on Stereogum.com.
To mark the release of Year of the Hare (available June 16th from Deathwish), F**ked Up will expand their live lineup to 9 members by including friends DOOMSQUAD to embark on a string of exclusive Zodiac shows.  F**ked Up will perform a different set of Zodiac songs each night; many of these songs have never been played live before, and this tour will allow the band to flex a more improvisational and experimental muscle, while retaining all of the power and frenzy of a F**ked Up show.   Check out tour dates below and keep up with F**ked Up via their website.
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May 1  Firehouse Pizza & Pub – Normal, IL
May 2  Loving Touch (Blowout Festival) – Ferndale, MI
May 9  Ritual Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
May 22  Hangar – Dublin, Ireland
May 23  Liverpool Sound City – Liverpool,UK
May 24  The Marble Factory – Bristol, UK
May 25  Gold Sounds – Leeds University Student Union – Leeds, UK
May 26  Koko – London, UK
May 28  Stereolux – Nantes, France
May 29  This Is Not A Love Song Festival – Paloma – Nimes, France
May 30  Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain
May 31  Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
June 26  The Wick – Brooklyn, NY
June 27  Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ
June 28  International House Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
June 29  Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
July 1  Southern Pine Company – Savannah, GA
July 2  Eyedrum Gallery – Atlanta, GA
July 3  Saturn – Birmingham, AL
July 5  Third Man – Nashville, TN
July 6  The Garfield Park Conservatory – Chicago, IL
July 24  Wayhome Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

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