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Check Out: Fucked Up – “Queen of Hearts”

on May 04, 2011, 7:57am

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Fucked Up are proceeding the release of their latest LP, David Comes to Life, with a four-part single series. Following “The Other Shoe”, “A Little Death”, and “Ship of Fools”, the fourth and final installment comes in the form of “Queen of Hearts”, which you can now stream below. Update: According to the band, the song features Cults’ Madeline Follin, who fills the role of “Veronica Boisson.” As previously reported, the album is billed as a rock opera, “complete with a “meta-plot, meta-parts, meta-leads and self-referential quirks,” according to the band.

The band offers the following description of “Queen of Hearts”:

“You may notice from the lyrics posted a while ago on davidcomestolife.com that this song describes a happy place – David and Veronica meet and fall in love before things start to go pear shaped. What about the music, you ask? Well we wrote most of this song in 2004 or 2005 and made up the chorus and the bridge over the summer. That intro riff has been rattling around inside my head since we released Dance of Death. There’s a few other tracks in this collection that are as old, kind of crazy. We were listening to a lot of Smashing Pumpkins at the time, so maybe you can hear a bit of a resemblance.”

In all, David Comes to Life will feature 18 tracks spanning 78 minutes. Buy early via Matador Records and you can download the album in four parts, one per day, beginning May 10th. For everyone else, the album comes out on June 7th.

Along with the single, Fucked Up have revealed plans for a summer tour. Following a May trek through Europe, the Canadian outfit will launch the stateside leg with an opening spot for Dinosaur Jr. in New York City on June 23rd. The following day they’ll begin a 9-date headlining tour, with JEFF the Brotherhood serving as support. You can find all confirmed dates after the aforementioned stream.

“Queen of Hearts”

Fucked Up 2011 Tour Dates:
05/06 – Plymouth, UK @ White Rabbit
05/07 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
05/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute
05/09 – Leeds, UK @ Woodhouse Club
05/10 – Edinburgh, UK @ Caberet Voltaire
05/11 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
05/12 – Manchester, UK @ Future Sonic
05/13 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
05/14 – Tilburg, NL @ 013 Small Hall
05/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
05/16 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg
05/18 – Paris, FR @ Batofar
05/19 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
05/20 – London, UK @ Stag and Dagger
05/21 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
06/04 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
06/05 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
06/23 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
06/24 – Boston, MA @ Royal ^
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
06/27 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^
06/28 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade ^
06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
06/30 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In ^
07/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ^
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^
07/03 – London, ON @ Call the Office
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/26-28 – Reading and Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival

* = w/ Dinosaur Jr. & OFF!
^ = w/ JEFF the Brotherhood

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