Fucked Up Announce 'Glass Boys' Album, Hint at Arts & Crafts Partnership

BY Josiah HughesPublished Mar 6, 2014

Long-running Toronto hardcore auteurs Fucked Up are having a busy week with announcements. After detailing their Year of the Dragon 12-inch a few days ago, the band are now teasing their long-awaited fourth LP.

A new minute-long teaser showcases old, slow-motion handycam footage of the band performing live. Rather than the original audio, a slow, pensive piano track with warbly, sung vocals appears on top. At first it's unclear if this is a new Fucked Up song, but the guitars and drums start to build towards a blissed-out explosion that sounds very much like the band.

Then, the band reveal that their new album is called Glass Boys, and will arrive this summer. When the label logos flash across the screen, the Matador Records is joined by the Arts & Crafts logo, suggesting that the Canadian label will also handle the release.

In a recent interview with Stereogum, frontman Damian Abraham said the album is about being a family man in a punk band after all this time. "It's about being in a 'subversive' young people band and waking up twelve years later and being like, 'We're not young people any more. Where do we fit now?'" he said, adding, "It's about recognizing that the idealistic 'fuck this entire music industry' person that you were doesn't jibe with the person that requires the music industry to sustain their life."

Stay tuned for more information on Glass Boys as it becomes available. For now, check out the trailer below.

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