FUCKED UP will be releasing their fifth annual 12″ single called “Year Of The Tiger” on February 21.
Streams of all previous singles in the series are available here (“Year Of The Tiger” will be added on February 7):
Here’s the official word:
Since 2006, Fucked Up have been releasing an annual 12” single on each Chinese New Year.Named after the beasts of the Chinese Zodiac,the sprawling, 10-15 minute-long epics have been among the band’s most acclaimed material and were the first releases to expose them to non-punk audiences.“Year Of The Tiger” is an anthemic progressive rock masterpiece featuring guests JimJarmusch, Annie-Claude Deschênes and Austra. It was produced by Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) during the sessions for last year’s critically acclaimed rock opera David Comes To Life. The 15-minute long track features the band’s familiar layers of guitar and roaring vocals, taken to a new level with the addition of piano, Jarmusch’s dark recitations and Deschênes’s gorgeous crescendos, in this menacing but uplifting story about the predation of p r e d a t o r s .
The B-side “ONNO” is a 22-minute long palindromic drone.
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