''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: yearofthehare.fuckedup.cc"

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"