Raucous Toronto punk outfit Fucked Up have been dropping some epic experimental records as part of their Zodiac series, which started in 2006 with Year Of The Dog.
Fucked Up have been releasing a slew of expansive singles, each based on years in the Chinese calendar, and now we’ve been gifted with Act One of Year Of The Horse. The monster of a track marks the first installment in the four-part release, and it clocks in at a whopping 19 minutes.
Year Of The Horse serves as the first new Zodiac record since 2017’s Year Of The Snake. On Twitter, the band dedicated “Year Of The Horse – Act One” to late Texan hardcore legends Iron Age’s Wade Allison and Power Trip’s Riley Gale. Buckle in for “Year Of The Horse,” as it ranges from riff-metal to wailing hardcore to psychedelic folk for a truly genre-bending journey.
Listen to “Year Of The Horse.”
Fucked Up took to Twitter to reveal that, while the record will only be available on Bandcamp for now, there will eventually be a physical single.
You can preorder Year Of The Horse on their bandcamp here.