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Fucked Up - "Year Of The Dragon" , Shows In Austin Next Week

Oakland, CA's Tank Crimes will be releasing the 6th edition in Fucked Up's Zodiac Series this April 15 with a 12"/CD/digital EP of 'Year Of The Dragon'.   The titular, epic A-side clocks in at 17 minutes long and is backed by covers of Cardboard Brains' "I Wanna Be A Yank" and The Ugly's "Disorder".   The first pressing of the 12" is said to include a 6-minute, edited version of "Year Of The Dragon" on a 7" flexi-disc.

We'll have an announcement to make about a new, full-length Fucked Up album on Matador very soon.

Fucked Up in Austin next week :

3/13/2014 French Legation Museum (Pitchfork Day Party)
3/13/2014 Mohawk (Stereogum Party)
3/13/2014 Scoot Inn (Converse/Thrasher Death Match)
3/14/2014 Empire Control Room (Altamont Party)  w/ Powertrip, Destruction Unit

In addition, Fucked Up will be playing Oakland's Brainsqueeze Fest II on April 19.

Perfume Genius At SXSW

March 13 at Austin's St. David's Historical Sanctuary will mark a) the first Perfume Genius show of 2014 and b) a chance to hear post-'Put Your Back N 2 It' material for the first time. Not that we know the evening's repertoire in advance or anything. The show is presented/programmed by Turnstile Music and will also feature performances from Christopher Owens, Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon and others.

We'll be updating you on other Matador artists' participation during SXSW shortly, but at the moment it looks as though EMA, Kurt Vile, Fucked Up and The Young will all be playing during the music portion, while Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and EMA will in town the prior weekend for SXSW Interactive. When we've got everyone's schedules in full, we'll share the info.

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