Fucked Up Collect Rarities on New Double-Disc Singles Comp

Fucked Up Collect Rarities on New Double-Disc Singles Comp
Hot on the heels of Fucked Up's Polaris Music Prize victory, Matador Records has announced that the label is releasing a compilation of songs previously only available on the band's many obscure seven- and twelve-inch singles.

The 25-song collection is called Couple Tracks, and is a sequel to the group's earlier compilation, Epics in Minutes, which was released in 2004. In fact, the album cover is a recreation of the earlier photo taken for Epics in Minutes, a concept that is a tribute to the Beatles' red and blue albums.

The new comp will feature tracks released around the world on a variety of labels, as well as five unreleased songs. It begins with the A-side of the band's first ever single, "No Pasarán," but the rest of the collection isn't so chronological. Instead, it is arranged into two discs: The Hard Stuff and The Fun Stuff.

The label notes that even if you purchase both Couple Tracks and Epics in Minutes, "you will still have only a portion of the incredible Fucked Up singles output, but definitely the cream of the crop."

On November 5, Fucked Up will play a show at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple, where they will perform the Polaris Music Prize-winning The Chemistry of Common Life in its entirety. In order to help them replicate the album's lush arrangements, the band will be joined by a supporting cast that includes Andrew W.K., the Vivian Girls and Katie Stelmanis.

Couple Tracks is due out on Matador on January 26.

Couple Tracks:

Disc One: The Hard Stuff
1. "No Pasarán" (A-side of first 7″, Deranged, 2002)

2. "Neat Parts (7″ Version)" (B-side of "Triumph Of Life" 7″, Peter Bower, 2006)

3. "Generation (7″ Version)" (A-side of "Generation" 7″, Slasher, 2005)

4. "Ban Violins" (B-side of "Generation" 7″, Slasher, 2005)

5. "Dangerous Fumes" (A-side of "Dangerous Fumes" 7″, self-released, 2005)

6. "Triumph Of Life (7″ Version)" (A-side of "Triumph of Life" 7″, Peter Bower, 2006)

7. "Fixed Race" (B-side of "Humos Peligrosos" 7″, La Vida Es Un Mus, 2006)

8. "Toronto FC" (from "Hard Skin" split 7″, No Future, 2007)

9. "Black Hats" (B-side of "Year of the Pig" 12″, What's Your Rupture?, 2006)

10. "David Christmas" (A-side of "David Christmas" 7″, Hidden World, 2007)

11. "No Epiphany (Fast Version)" (unreleased The Chemistry of Common Life outtake, intended for "No Epiphany" 7″, Matador, 2009)

12. "Crooked Head (Video Version)" (unreleased edit of track from The Chemistry of Common Life, 2008)

Disc Two: The Fun Stuff
1. "I Hate Summer" (B-side of "Crooked Head" 7″, Matador, 2008)

2. "Teenage Problems" (B-side of "Dangerous Fumes" 7″, self-released, 2005)

3. "Carried Out To Sea" (unreleased demo version of song from Hidden World, 2006)

4. "Looking Back" (B-side of "Shop Assistants" 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)

5. "Anorak City" (Another Sunny Day cover, B-side of "Year of the Pig" UK edit 7″, Matador, 2008)

6. "I Don't Want To Be Friends With You" (A-side of "Shop Assistants" 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)

7. "Mustaa Lunta" (B-side of "Year of the Pig" Japanese edit 7″, Matdaor, 2008)

8. "Dream Come True" (B-side of "Dolly Mixture" 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)

9. "Magic Kingdom" (B-side of "Generation" 7″, Slasher, 2005)

10. "Magic Word (Daytrotter Version)" (unreleased version of The Chemistry Of Common Life song from Daytrotter Session, 2008)

11. "Last Man Standing (Year of the Dog Version)" (from "Year Of The Dog" 12″, Blocks Recording Club, 2006)

12. "He's So Frisky" (A-side of "Dolly Mixture" 7″, self-released giveaway at Toronto show, 2006)

13. "David Comes to Life (Daytrotter Version)" (unreleased version of Hidden World song from Daytrotter Session, 2008)