Photo by Jeannine Kaufer
Of course I was aware of Fucked Up, but I don't think I ever started listening to them until I started listening to singer Damian Abraham's podcast "Turned Out a Punk." Whenever his band got brought up they just sounded intriguing to me, and I've been a fan ever since.
What intrigued me about Fucked Up were things like one album being just one song and the fact that they once played a twelve hour show. That level of experimentation continues with their new album which saw them writing and recording an entire album in one day. The first single from that album, "One Day," is far more melodic than you would expect from Fucked Up. Musically it's reminding me a lot of a band like The Beths. It's an upbeat, fairly poppy indie rock song with fun little harmonies. That is, except for Abraham's lead vocals which are still that of a hardcore frontman. "One Day" should not work at all, but that's what makes Fucked Up so great. They are the rare band that can pull this off.
You can listen to "One Day" below. One Day, the album, is due out January 27 on Merge Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Fucked Up, check out the band's website.
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