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Fucked Up Announce Year Of The Dragon
Laurie Tuffrey , March 4th, 2014 12:09

Latest instalment in the Zodiac series of releases

Canadian hardcore punks Fucked Up will be releasing the latest in their Zodiac series, 'Year Of The Dragon', on April 15 via Tankcrimes. Alongside the title track - "a seventeen-and-a-half-minute epic anthem centred on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy" (first vinyl pressings come with a six-minute edit on flexi disc) - it'll be backed with two covers, 'I Wanna Be A Yank' by Cardboard Brains and 'Disorder' by The Ugly. Have a read of the band introducing the covers and watch them performing 'Year Of The Dragon' in New York last year below:

"The two B sides are faithful versions of two 'forgotten' historic Toronto punk tunes. So much of Toronto's early punk scene had a strong following and a great reputation, but some things never really made it out in to the world at the time. CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] were commemorating the anniversary of The Last Pogo - a huge, well-known, punk show in the late '70s that was held at the Horseshoe Tavern; populated by almost every band of the day, and was capped off by a near riot [it was later immortalised on vinyl] - and we helped ring in the occasion by giving two of the bands on the record a little reanimation care of Fucked Up. The Ugly are still active to this day, and the Cardboard Brains are a collector favourite."

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