Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams – Ltd Ed, Yellow In Clear Colored Double Vinyl, Merge, 2018
BACK IN STOCK!!! Received a 7.3 rating from Pitchfork. “I was sent an unfinished version of Dose Your Dreams so that I might contribute string parts. I couldn’t stop listening to the rough mixes I received. A friend asked me how the record was. I replied, ‘My God, FUCKED UP have made their Screamadelica.’ And psych-rock-groove it is. The drums mixed wide, propensity for drones, for delay pedal, for repetition, groove. The politics and aesthetics of hardcore married to an ‘open format’ approach to genre. Elements of doo-wop, krautrock, groove, digital hardcore. ‘None of Your Business Man’ opens the album in familiar enough territory, a saxassisted exit from an office space. But things get psychedelic very quickly. By the time the title track arrives, MIKE HALIECHUK is whispering, wah pedals are in full effect, and we’re wearing oversized t-shirts and pinwheeling. ‘Accelerate,’ the lyrical centerpiece of the album, storms in like Boredoms on a bullet train and dissolves into a digital nightmare. The album closer, ‘Joy Stops Time,’ finds Fucked Up at their most Düsseldorfian, nearly eight minutes of blissful motorik. At the center of it all is DAMIAN ABRAHAM’s scream—a man chained, a man tortured, a true protagonist. The effect is one of an epic, every chapter attempting its own narrative devices, its own genre hybridization—and it works, it works so insanely well…”—Owen Pallett, June 2018. CD includes a booklet and poster inserts. Both vinyl versions include a newsprint poster. Limited vinyl version on yellow in clear vinyl.