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Fucked Up

Hidden World

12" LP

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Fucked Up's first full-length studio album marks a turning point for the mysterious Toronto band, transcending the boundaries of punk with melody, aggression, expansive structures, and enigmatic diatribes on what lies under the immediate, visualized world. They combine confrontational ideologies with deliberate misinformation to produce a brutal analysis on thought provocative punk. "Ironically, their fast and sloppy early 80's hardcore is a million times more musical and ferocious than 99% of professional myspace-era mosh bands, and their fans' post-show cuts and bruises remind us that this shit might have the potential to still be dangerous" - Vice. For fans of The Wipers, Ramones, The Who, Negative Approach, Pink Floyd.


Clearly aiming for that all-important Radio Disney demographic, the full-length debut by experimental Toronto punks F***ed Up follows several years' worth of deliberately provocative singles and EPs. After a half-decade spent continually messing with the audience's heads by flirting with Nazi imagery in their record sleeves and interviews and deliberately introducing non-punk elements like 20-minute guitar jams on their previous records, Hidden World is a surprisingly "normal" record in comparison to some of their earlier provocations. Based in hardcore but with a heavily experimental bent that borrows strongly from psychedelia and Krautrock, as well as contemporary anarchist punk outfits like the Ex, Hidden World consists of 13 lengthy songs that mesh lead singer Pink Eyes' standard-issue hardcore bark of a voice and muddled anarchist lyrics to a twin-guitar attack that traffics mostly in dynamic Sonic Youth-style drones and brief spazz-outs of purely experimental noise. Somewhat unexpectedly, Hidden World makes an argument for F***ed Up as part of the thriving Canadian post-rock scene, which the band has previously willfully ignored. Cameos by members of Final Fantasy, Alexisonfire, and the Arcade Fire (adding violin, acoustic guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals) contribute to this welcome cross-pollination. Enjoy it while you can, because previous history indicates that whatever F***ed Up do next, it won't sound anything like Hidden World

Additional Information

Artist Fucked Up
Track Listing 1 Crusades - 6:43 2 David Comes to Life - 2:20 3 Invisible Leader - 4:30 4 Carried out to the Sea - 3:11 5 Baiting the Public - 5:56 6 Fate of Fates - 6:06 7 Two Snakes - 7:17 8 Hidden World - 5:44 9 Manqueller Man - 4:16 10 Blaze of Glory - 5:10 11 Triumph of Life - 6:02 12 Jacobs Ladder - 5:50 13 Vivian Girls - 9:26

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