Looks like Merge Records is giving us another kick ass album stream today. If Versus’ album stream was a lil to soft for your taste, check out hardcore rockers Fucked Up’s new album “Year of the Ox” in all its Fucked Up entirety! Their fourth album is set for a limited-edition 12-inch and digital release on September 28, 2010 but you can get your heavy listening on now.
Recorded over 6 months by Jon Drew at Giant Studios in Toronto, “Year of the Ox” is the band’s fourth record in a continuing 12-year cycle and adds to its evolving retinue of guest musicians. The patient and building “Year of the Ox” features Nika Rosa Danilova of Zola Jesus for a guest vocal passage and Toronto’s string quartet, New Strings For Old Puppets. The b-side “Solomon’s Song”, a gothic vampire love tribute to Twilight, features a five-minute saxophone solo from Aerin Fogel of the Bitters and heavy synthing from Trust.
Stream Fucked Up’s entire “The Year of the Ox” here!
Fucked Up Tour Dates
* = w/ Against Me!
- 27th July – Klubi, Turku, Finland
- 28th July – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
- 29th July – Tanci Venue, St Petersburg, Russia
- 30th July – Aktzal, Moscow, Russia
- 6th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire, UK
- 7th August – Hevy Festival, Kent, UK
- 8th August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, UK
- 9th August – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London, UK
- 11th August – Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
- 5th September – Monticello, NY All Tomorrow’s Parties
- 9th September – Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
- 10th September – Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
- 11th September – Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
- 12th September – Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
- 22nd October – Southampton, Mo’ Live, UK*
- 23rd October – Manchester, Academy, UK*
- 24th October – Cardiff, Solus, UK*
- 25th October – Bristol, O2 Academy, UK*
- 26th October – Coventry, Kasbah, UK*
- 27th October – Glasgow, QMU, UK*
- 28th October – Nottingham, Rock City, UK*
- 29th October – Leeds, Met Uni, UK*
- 30th October – Reading, Sub 89, UK*
- 31st October – Plymouth, University, UK*
- 1st November – Cambridge, Junction, UK*
- 2nd November – Oxford, O2 Academy, UK*
- 3rd November – London, Electric Ballroom, UK*