Fucked Up debuts a new track
Toronto experimental hardcore outfit Fucked Up has always seemed to be one-upping itself. After winning the Polaris Prize in 2009 for The Chemistry of Common Life (AKA “That Punk Album With Flutes On It”), the group followed up with 2011’s David Comes to Life, a critically lauded, metafictional concept album. Now, instead of attempting to re-up on David’s arty bombast, Fucked Up appears to be returning to its simpler, sweatier hardcore roots.
On “Paper The House,” the new single from the band’s forthcoming Glass Boys (due June 6 via Arts & Crafts), Fucked Up serves up a stirringly old-school punk banger, albeit one that seems to underline the band’s cresting into veteran status. “The way I make a living is driving me insane,” hollers frontman Damian Abraham over the song’s triple-guitar assault, frankly addressing the anxiety of becoming an old punk.
You can listen to the song above, accompanied by a video that includes footage captured from the band’s recent surprise appearance at the this year’s last Long Winter event at The Great Hall.