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Threesome: Fuck

February 20, 2009

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[image: Kayfabe Design]

A side effect of the rise of digital distribution on the Internet and the concomitant decrease in the influence of traditional media appears to be the rise of bands with ‘fuck’ in their names. Fucked Up, the Toronto-based punk band, got a head start (not surprisingly, given the genre) with their founding in 2001. Fellow Torontonians (and z=z faves) Holy Fuck and Bristol, UK-based Fuck Buttons were both formed in 2004. Even Yo La Tengo has gotten into the four-letter-word act, with a live performance March 2008 as Condo Fucks, and an upcoming album, Fuckbook, under the same pseudonym (although it’s not surprising that Canadian and British bands came first).

MP3: Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen [buy]

MP3: Fuck Buttons – Sweet Love for Planet Earth [buy]

MP3: Condo Fucks – What’cha Going to Do About It? [preorder]

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Matador’s year-end anti-list

December 18, 2008

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Bored of almost-identical year-end lists? Can’t stand the arbitrary nature of exactly 10, or 20, or 100 items? Has Matador got a list for you! The record label sent an e-mail to its artists, staff and associates, asking for their ‘favorite people/places/things/records/memories from the year about to conclude.’ They then concatenated all the responses into a giant blog posting of 2008 goodness – pages and pages worth. Given the rather vague specification, the posting includes the usual lists of albums and movies, as well as highlights like:

  • ‘Top Ten times I wished I was dead on tour this year’ (Jonah Falco of Fucked Up)
  • ‘Gladly having to cut short a tour in the spastic fuckhole that is America, thank fuck for drummers with serious heart issues’ (Barry Burns of Mogwai)
  • ‘Fried asparagus rolls from the venerable E. Village sushi haunt Sapporo East’ (Jeffrey Jensen)
  • ‘Seeing Eddie Izzard perform live twice. The man is a genius in heels.’ (Annette Lee of 4AD)

Head on over and check out the Matablog list for yourself, and feel free to share highlights or your annotations in the comments.

MP3: Fucked Up – No Epiphany [Daytrotter Session]