Published Dec 08, 2009Making good on their original promise, Toronto, ON-based hardcore kingpins Fucked Up have used their $20,000 in prize money from the Polaris Music Prize to record their own version of classic seasonal cheese fest "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
After much talking, the track should finally be available on iTunes today. As previously reported, it features guest vocals from the likes of Yo La Tengo, GZA, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü), Tegan & Sara, Andrew W.K., Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), David Cross (comedian) and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene).
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, front-man Damian Abraham said the vinyl version of the single, which is expected in February, will also include vocals from No Age and Jarvis Cocker, among others. It will also feature a new Fucked Up track on the B-side.
All proceeds from the single, both physical and digital, will go towards three charities: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, DTES Power of Women Group and Sisters in Spirit.