Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
In Fucked Up's annual tradition of dropping a Christmas themed 7"/MP3 they have released a rousing cover of the 1980's Bob Geldoff classic 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. For the single they have assembled a pretty all star cast of indie hipsters such as Andrew W.K., David Cross, Bob Mould (Sugar), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), GZA, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Tegan & Sara, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), and Yo La Tengo.
Like last year, this release will be 100% for charity. The money from the sale of this mp3, and the 7" (where this song will be the b-side to a new FU song called "Davids Plan", and will be released mid February) will be split between three groups, 'Justice for Missing and Murdered Ingigenous Women', 'DTES Power of Women Group', and 'Sisters in Spirit'. So please don't illegally download this tune and spend the $0.99.
Click HERE for more info on the whole project.
Click HERE to purchase the song on iTunes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
In what has become an annual Toronto tradition, Altamont contributors, Fucked Up will be celebrating Devil's Night and Halloween with an epic weekend of shows with a laundry list of epic bands including the world's greatest hardcore band the Cro Mags, as well as a reunion of Toronto punk rock pioneers Youth Youth Youth (we're talkin' '82 here). This should be utterly amazing chaos. You will live a long life of regret if you miss out on this!
Click HERE for all the info including lineups, set times, after parties, etc...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Big congrats go out to Altamont friends and contributors, Fucked Up, who took home the most prestigous honor in the independent Canadian music industry, the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. F.U. beat out other impressive nominees Metric, Joel Plaskett, Great Lake Swimmers, Malajube, K*NAAN, and others to claim a $20,000 prize. Past winners include Caribou, Patrick Watson, and Final Fantasy. The Polaris Music Prize is a juried award determined by journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and programmers from across Canada.
Click HERE to check out the Polaris site. And Click HERE to see CBC's coverage of Fucked Up winning the award.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
If you are in the Los Angeles on September 5th, or feel like traveling for an amazing day of tunes, comedy (Tim & Eric), and just general hipsterness please make it your business to check out the FYF Fest. It's going to be tons 'o fun! The goal for this year's FYF Fest is to provide a low-cost event of great entertainment while raising awareness of the possible closure of up to 100 California state parks.
Click HERE to check out the teaser.
And click HERE to check out their website.
AND click HERE to enter a contest on the Altamont sight to win tickets to the show.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here are a few pics from the beautiful chaos that was the Fucked Up homecoming show that went down last Thursday in front of the 750 person capacity crowd. Amazing sets by Vivian Girls and Women. And if you didn't get your ltd. FU x Altamont t-shirt at the show, then sorry, they sold out! But some more awesome stuff is in the works.
For more photos click HERE courtesy of our friend Jess Baumung.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here are some shots of the ltd. edition Fucked Up x Altamont t's that will be available for one night only...TONITE, at their big homecoming show at the Phoenix in downtown Toronto. These shirts have been made to a limited run of only 75 so tonite is your chance to be one of the select few to pick one up. The artwork features all the Fucked Up 7" labels from the last few years, with a few secrets and surprises upon closer inspection. This is definitely one for the record collector heads. Props to the Bait Shop for the awesome screening work on the shirts.
For more info on the big show tonite click HERE!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Just recently Altamont advocate Damien Abraham, of our good friends Fucked Up, made an appearance and threw down a really amazing interview with CBC's Q TV (a great show if you ever get the chance to watch or listen). Damien and host Jian Ghomeshi sat down for an interesting discussion on his recent appearances on the now infamous in Canada, FOX News' late night show 'Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld’. If you're a fan of the band or had even just been following the Canadian Military comment controversy with FOX news then this is definitely worth the watch. Big ups to Dame for representing in an Altamont New Era.
Click HERE to check it out...
Also, if you like the interview so much that you want to listen to it again and again, this is a link to a podcast version.