Fucked Up have premiered an interesting and interactive video for their 21-minute-long track, "Year of the Hare", which appears on their forthcoming EP of the same name that'll be available June 16th from Deathwish.
Check out the video now on the band's website and follow the cryptic instructions to play around and unveil various clips and loops from the song.
Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk commented, "The theme of 'Year of the Hare' focuses on time, and becoming lost in it. The modern way of life, getting stuck in time-sucking gadgets and trends, stress and scheduling. This unsolvable video we thought was an appropriate way to premiere the song online - in small little chunks of time that are impossible to navigate through, you can only get lost in them and try to find your way out." You can read a more in-depth explanation from Haliechuck on this interactive video in his new interview with Exclaim.
To mark the release of Year of the Hare (available June 16th from Deathwish), Fucked Up will expand their live lineup to 9 members by including friends DOOMSQUAD to embark on a string of exclusive Zodiac shows. Fucked Up will perform a different set of Zodiac songs each night; many of these songs have never been played live before, and this tour will allow the band to flex a more improvisational and experimental muscle, while retaining all of the power and frenzy of a Fucked Up show. Check out tour dates below and keep up with Fucked Up via their website.
FUCKED UP - ON TOUR
June 26 The Wick - Brooklyn, NY
June 27 Monty Hall - Jersey City, NJ
June 28 International House Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
June 29 Howard Theatre - Washington, DC
July 1 Southern Pine Company - Savannah, GA
July 2 Eyedrum Gallery - Atlanta, GA
July 3 Saturn - Birmingham, AL
July 5 Third Man - Nashville, TN
July 6 The Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago, IL
July 24 Wayhome Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON