Published Jul 23, 2018Fucked Up have announced plans for their next full-length studio effort. Dose Your Dreams will arrive on October 5 through Arts & Crafts/Merge Records.
A press release describes the album as a "sprawling double album in the style of '70s rock opera."
It will be available in 2-CD format with a 20-page booklet and an eight-panel poster, standard 2-LP format with a two-sided newsprint poster, and deluxe 2-LP format on "creamfruit coloured" vinyl with a two-sided newsprint poster. Pre-orders are available here.
The album celebrates a love story in a world where greed, reification, consumerism and social media have taken over our lives. It sees the return of David Eliade — the hero from the band's previous works like David Comes to Life — as he searches for the ability to dream in a hopeless world.
Dose Your Dreams was produced by the band's Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco, and features guest contributions from Alice Hansen, Ryan Tong, Jennifer Castle, Lido Pimienta, J Mascis and Miya Folick. Owen Pallett, meanwhile, plays strings across the entire LP.
Pallett also penned the album biography, which reads in part:
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.
See the full tracklisting for Dose Your Dreams down below, then hit play to hear the first samples from the album with a video for "Raise Your Voice Joyce" that leads into "Two I's Closed."
Fucked Up have also announced a run of upcoming tour dates. See those down below.
UPDATE (8/1, 12 p.m. EDT): Fucked Up have now added a Toronto show. You can see the updated schedule below.
Dose Your Dreams:
1. None Of Your Business Man
2. Raise Your Voice Joyce
3. Tell Me What You See
4. Normal People
5. Torch To Light
6. Talking Pictures
7. House Of Keys
8. Dose Your Dreams
9. Living In A Simulation
10. I Don't Wanna Live In This World Anymore
11. How To Die Happy (ft. Alice Hansen)
12. Two I's Closed
13. the One I Want Will Come For Me
14. Mechanical Bull (ft. Ryan Tong)
16. Came Down Wrong (ft. Jennifer Castle & J Mascis)
17. Love Is An Island In The Sea
18. Joy Stops Time (ft. Miya Folick)
08/03 London, UK – Hangar (Visions Festival)
09/14 Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
10/19 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
11/03 Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
11/04 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
11/05 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot
11/06 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
11/10 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
11/11 Raleigh, NC – Kings
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
11/14 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/17 Detroit, MI – El Club
12/04 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
12/05 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
12/06 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
12/07 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12/08 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
12/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
12/11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/12 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret