The release of Fucked Up's new 12", Year Of The Rat -- part of the band's series of records based on the Chinese astrological cycle -- has been moved up to next Tuesday, April 7.
The 11-minute A-side was recorded by the band at the end of 2008, and is the third installment of their Chinese astrological series. Year of the Rat stays true to the principles of the Chinese sign, and pays homage to the changes of the year politically and culturally, despite being a hardcore single of heavily layered guitars and dense vocals. Or maybe the year of the rat is signified by a bloody-face in China? Either way, the band will start touring next week as well to support the single -- whose B-side is the track "First Born" -- ending on the April 19 at Coachella.
Fucked Up tour dates
04.06.09 - Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
04.07.09 - Milwaukee, WI (The Borg Ward)
04.08.09 - Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club)
04.09.09 - Winnepeg, Manitoba (Royal Albert Arms)
04.10.09 - Regina, Saskatchewan (The Distrikt)
04.11.09 - Calgary, Alberta (Royal Canadian Legion No. 1)
04.12.09 - Edmonton, Alberta (The Pawn Shop)
04.14.09 - Vancouver, BC (The Biltmore Cabaret)
04.15.09 - Seattle, WA (Neumo's)
04.19.09 - Indio, CA (Coachella Festival)