Sunday Mirror

Mirrors within Mirrors (LFG Post  August 28 2007)

What's the role of David Eliade in Fucked Up?

David is the coiled filament himself. Our job is to sit infront of giant microscopes to make sure
he doesn't come unraveled. He is the electric DNA at the bottom corner of our music factory.

Is there a connection between David Eliade and the song "David Comes to Life"?

David told us that he was born with 3 strands of DNA instead of just 2. He said the third one
was covered with an osmium coating, and made him the first living cyborg. When he came to life it was like he was born backwards, so we had to write the song in reverse order and upside down by having some people hold mirrors to mirrors in our practice space. Decoding the upsidedown backwards lyrics was a huge pain in the ass. David claims to be able to do all these crazy things like see gas and oxygen molecules. We sometimes think he's kind of retarded, but then also like a wierd genius. No one has ever met his father, if you know what i'm saying. Anyhow, the connection is that "David Comes to Life" is about jesus christ.

"Spiegel im Spiegel" in German literally can mean both "mirror in the mirror" as well as "mirrors in the mirror", referring to an infinity mirror, which produces an infinity of images reflected by parallel plane mirrors: the tonic triads are endlessly repeated with small variations as if reflected back and forth.

A bore putting her audience to sleep

Philip K Dick

Just as William Blake condensed the coming horrors of industrialism into his image of “Satanic mills,” Dick’s Black Iron Prison imaginatively captured the “disciplinary apparatus” of power analyzed by historian Michel Foucault. 

Foucault argued that a “technology of power” was distributed throughout social space, enmeshing human subjects at every turn. Foucault argued that liberal social reforms are only cosmetic brush-ups of an underlying mechanism of control. As Dick put it, “The Empire never ended.”

Erik Davis

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault

Coming Soon...

I'm not an expert on Career Suicide, but my new internet friend Ethan is - he has a LOT of CS vinyl!

Interview - Swiss Ferdi

Ferdinand Hodler's artwork appears on "Year of The Pig" & "Glass Boys". Fucked Up fans, searching for the meaning of something, frequently misinterpret his images of sleeping scantily-clad men. To avoid further confusion, Ferdi himself, along with French art expert Musee Orsay, took time out of their busy schedules to explain "Parallelism":



The sequencing of the figures according to a principle of symmetry and the search for frontality here are also one of the most stunning expressions of a principle called parallelism (defined by Hodler as the repetition of similar forms), which the artist made the key to his art throughout his life. Parallelism is more than a principle of formal composition, it is a moral and philosophical idea, relying on the premise that nature has an order, based on repetition, and that in the end all men resemble each other.


Lonely Wholesome

Vinyl & Lathe Cut Records

Lonely Wholesome is one of Jonah's projects. Young Guv / Ben Cook sometimes helps out with mixing, production and other stuff.

Mike Haliechuk says: Lonely Wholesome is one of Jonah's "secret" bands. He likes to play instruments and sing, so he has a band where he does mostly both. ( FU Mixtape 5 Liner Notes):

Check out Jonah's soundcloud for some nice tunes. Discographied below are the following physical releases:
  • ''Vanity'' - Lathe Cut 7"
  • ''Who Killed Anna'' - Lathe Cut 12"
  • ''Vanity'' 7"

"Vanity" (Lathe Cut 7") 

Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back: 
Fold-out sleeve with half-panel on back showing numbered envelope containing disk. 

Lathe Cut Disk:
Blue flexi plastic with two holes, comes in numbered envelope instead of dust sleeve.

Tracks: Vanity (Single-sided disk)
Released: 2010
Label: Scotch Tapes (Scotch Tapes & Young Guv Presents Lathe Cut Series Volume 4)
Matrix A: (No matrix)
Pressing Info: 50 copies

The  lathe was part of a 'Scotch Tapes & Young Guv Presents'' series featuring various local artists. There were five different lathe-cuts in the series.


"Who Killed Anna?" (Lathe Cut 12") 

Tracks: Who Killed Anna?  B/W  Hey Russia
Released: 2010
Label: Scotch Tapes
Matrix A: (No matrix)
Pressing Info: 30 or 50 copies

Sleeve - Front:
Fold-out black card, with pasted artwork

Sleeve - Back
"Rubbed out"

Lathe-Cut Disk

1. Single-sided disk with two tracks. The record sold out very quickly, but disaster struck at the label and most, if not all of the records were not sent out. Apparently some surfaced later, in Toronto second-hand shops...

From Jonah's Instagram: Unexpectedly united with a copy of the Lonely Wholesome "Who Killed Anna?" 12" acetate from 2009. This came out in what was supposed to be an addition of 1-200, of which maybe 30 were actually produced before the label guy disappeared. I have never seen, heard, or held one until today. PS it rips.

3. Anna Politovskaya...


"Vanity" (Vinyl 7") 

Sleeve - Front:
White dust sleeve, hand stamped
Sleeve - Back:
Hand stamped and numbered out of 400
Vinyl - 'A' Side:
Includes removable yellow 45 adapter
Vinyl - 'B' Side
Insert - Front & Back

Tracks: Vanity BW Lethargy
Released: 2014
Label: Wild Animals
Matrix A: LonelyWild 6 - A   WWM / CJ III
Matrix B: LonelyWild 6 - A   WWM / CJ III
Pressing Info:
8 Test Pressings with blank labels - labels have scribbles by Jonah
5 Test Pressings with printed labels

Press of 400* comprising:
284 on black vinyl
41 on pink / purple marbled
26 on blue marbled
25 on white
24 on green marbled
Of the above coloured versions, 25 copies have 'signed' sleeves.

*Pressing Note From Dan @ Wild Animals:
also, i got an extra 15 black copies with the big hole....i've stamped the labels and they have the yellow 'spiders' but i literally only had a few over 400 sleeves so once i'd fucked up a bit of printing, i decided to just number them up to a clean 400 rather that 408 or 415 or anything like that....although, 408 does look like a nice number now i've typed it.

Inserts: Regular insert as pictured above
Variants: Black vinyl plus four colour variants, some of which have signed sleeves - see below.

'Pink /purrple marbled'
'Blue marbled'
'Green marbled'

'Signed' sleeve version

From Wild Animals Blog:
So, Fucked Up were over in Australia in Feb and i finally got to meet Jonah when they played at the Ding Dong Lounge. I got him to sign some records in the hope that some of you kind folks will buy it!

I've got 25 signed copies of the 7" on cloured vinyl, thats pink/purple marbled, blue marbled, green marbled & white. 

Now, i say 'signed'...Jonah sat down with a sharpie and wrote/draw some odd things on the back of the sleeves! A maple leaf, some London postcodes, reviews of the band that was playing at the time...all sorts.


Dan Williams of Wild Animals Records was living in England when he sent a message to Jonah Falco expressing an interest in releasing some Lonely Wholesome material. Jonah missed the message. Two years drifted by. Dan moved to Australia. Human-beings everywhere got older or died. Then one day Jonah found the message, contacted Dan and everyone lived happily ever after.

You can read the full epic story on Vice-Noisey and you can read an interview with Dan on the Psychedelic Baby.

Dan had a few copies of the limited colours left when I contacted him yesterday, hit him up before someone else gets there first.

Commodity Fetishism:

White Label Test Pressing:
 8 copies with white labels + JF scribbles

Printed Label Test Pressing:
5 copies
(Image pinched from Jonah's Instagram)

''Year Of The Hare''

They stole all my time and ate all my space...
Sleeve - Front

Sleeve - Back


Tracks: Year Of The Hare B/W California Cold
Year: June 16, 2015
Label: Deathwish DW172
Matrix A: 128650E1/A
Matrix B: 128650E2/A

Pressing Info: 
First Press (Thanks to Rich Rossi @ Deathwish for info):
Black Vinyl - 2048
White Vinyl - 735
Gold Vinyl - 263
Black / Gold Split Vinyl - 53

Lyric sheet (double-sided)
Large poster (single-sided)

Four vinyl variants (colour) as above and so below.


It comes with a loopy video  "built to piss you off and drive you crazy, play with it now on your computer when u get home:"

Jonah said:
Making this song fractured was important. It was done after the lyrics were written. The lyrics, which are Mike’s, vaguely detail a person unraveling. “Too many ticks, not enough tocks.” In order to make this song interesting, the song had started to take on the qualities of the lyrics itself. Usually you write lyrics to what’s the mood, or if you try to upset that. With this we had the opposite. We had a song which had a set of qualities. Generally speaking, they were standard for Fucked Up. Then the lyrics were written. Then the song was changed to fit the lyrics. It didn’t get changed tonally. It got changed structurally in a very artificial way with gaps. This is representative of a different adaptation of song craft- maybe it’s a focus on technology over the instruments themselves, which drives people to madness sometimes- the loss of the physical world. All of these things which are going away, which were taken for granted- the physical is becoming fetish. And here we have this song, with these people and these instruments, which is supposed to be the most direct line between the participants, the producer, and the receiver, and it’s really being disrupted by the technology in the way. In some way, the format of songwriting itself is being disrupted.

Mike described it to someone like this:

"The theme of 'Year of the Hare' focuses on time, and becoming lost in it.  The modern way of life, getting stuck in time-sucking gadgets and trends, stress and scheduling. This unsolvable video we thought was an appropriate way to premiere the song online - in small little chunks of time that are impossible to navigate through, you can only get lost in them and try to find your way out."

Or in other words:

There's a good article with more info HERE.


Hear hare HERE

S - Slow
W - Fast
I - Incredibly fast
N - New loop
K - Upside down

R - Upside down
U - Upside down

Space Bar - Stop
Enter - Start


Source Material 

Like the character's friend, the Hatter, the March Hare feels compelled to always behave as though it is tea-time because the Hatter supposedly "murdered the time" whilst singing for the Queen of Hearts.

Pikachu - the first "Electric-type" Pokémon created, their design intended to revolve around the concept of electricity.

Sleeve Notes

FU FB Post - 06 March 2015
EXCITED for this one. FU have been fans of converge since we were teen agers. HARE is one of the weirdest FU songs in a long time. Jake Bannon artwork. Trippy bside. Cinematic editing. June 16. 

J Banon FB Post - 06 March 2015:
Full wild illustration/collage for the Fucked Up "Year of the Hare" 12"EP, due out on Deathwish Inc. June 16th. My goal was to create something in my style that captured the energy and texture of the music. I'm not particularly good at bunnies, so I went with a human figure adorned with rabbit ears. Just as fitting. Thanks people. -J.

Commodity Fetishism

"Hairy Testies"