Showing posts with label Glass Boys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glass Boys. Show all posts

"Sun Glass"

Sacred young, feel the sun, vermillion. Avert your gaze, be afraid, can't look away.
Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - 'A' Side
Insert - Front
Insert - Back


Tracks: Sun Glass B/W B.O.K.
Released: 2014
Label: Matador Records OLE 1072-7
Matrix A: OLE-1072-7 - A    GOLDEN
Matrix B: OLE-1072-7 - B    GOLDEN
Pressing Info: 2000? TBC
Inserts: Regular insert as pictured above
Variants: No variants


Lyric Sheet: Who knows what happened to this nicely illustrated sheet? It
dosen't seem to have made it as far as the actual record...

Nerd Note:
Rocks in the sky frozen in time.
Paper hearts to set alight.
Scissors cut the old flame from the fire.

Video Still: Who know's what the elaborate spooky shadows on the table
are about? They didn't make it to the final cut...

Nerd Note:
Instead of misinterpreting the cycles / youth / death imagery, lets just stick
to the fact that the concert footage is from Tank Crimes Brain Squeeze.

Alternative Artwork: Who knows what this was
used for? It was used for the promo CD.


I was so young when I disapeared. When I woke up I was here...
Sleeve - Front

Sleeve - Back

Insert - Front
Insert - Back
Second insert - Tribute to Will Munro (Single-sided)


Tracks: Blink B/W The Way We Did
Released: 2014
Label: Fucked Up records (Self release) FU: 012
Matrix A: FU012-A   R-29038
Matrix B: FU012-B   R-29039
Pressing Info: 500
Inserts: Regular inserts as pictured above
Variants: No variants


FU Website Post - June 05 2014:
You didn’t think we were just going to release a new full-length LP with an additional deluxe version that had an alternate drum pass and just leave it at that right? C’mon you know us better than that by now. We’re gonna have a few Glass Boys sessions 7″s coming out this summer. The first one you can pre-order today at our new merch store: Our store has 100 copies for sale and the rest will be available next week in Toronto at some things and on our tour in Europe in a couple weeks. And that’s probably it. 500 copies total. This is an FU self-release, FU:012 if you’re counting.

The record has “Blink” b/w “The Way We Did”, two songs we recorded during the Glass Boys sessions and maybe should’ve made the record because they are really good. The songs are about subcultures and growing up in the Toronto scene.

Sleeve Notes:

From same FU  post as above:
On the cover of the record is a picture of Will Munro, a notorious Toronto personality who left us way too soon. You can read about his outsized influence on Toronto culture in this book Army of Lovers by Sarah Liss. Included in the record is something that Mike wrote about Will on Looking For Gold that you can read here.

Will Munro

Insert image is central part of photo taken at Long Winter Show, by 'Take More Photos' 

Labels: Geometric pattern with central sun

The geometric patterns of Islamic art constitute an infinite pattern that extends beyond the visible material world.... the best art that can be created by man for use in the Mosque is art that displays the underlying order and unity of nature. The order and unity of the material world, is a mere ghostly approximation of the spiritual world, which is the place where the only true reality exists. (Modified from Wikipedia).

Mosque Wall

'We have invented happiness,' say the last men, and they blink. (Nietzsche)


Jacket - Front (Regular version) 
Jacket - Back (Regular version)

Jacket - Front (Limited Double LP version)
Jacket - Back (Limited Double LP Version)

Jacket - Image on inside of gatefold (Same for regular and limited versions)

(all versions have same label design)

Insert with lyric sheet on reverse

Insert / lyric sheet


Year: 2014

Matador Version:
Label: Matador Records OLE 1049-8
Matrix A: OLE-0149-1 A S-90624
Matrix B: OLE-0149-1 B S-90625
Matrix C: OLE-1049-8 A
Matrix D: OLE-1049-8 B

Arts & Crafts Version
Label: A&C092
Matrix A: 
Matrix B: 
Matrix C: 
Matrix D:

Inserts: Double-sided insert, as pictured above

Regular LP on Matador UK / Euro
Regular LP on Matador US
Regular LP on Arts & Crafts (Canada)
Limited Double LP on Matador UK / Euro
Limited Double LP on Matador US
Limited Double LP on Arts & Crafts (Canada)


''This new record'' (Post on FU Website - February 18, 2014):

We haven’t said much about the LP we started recording almost a year ago but we promise we’ll have some more for you soon. IN the meantime this is a pretty good read at Stereogum about where our heads are at.

Extracts From Stereogum Article Feb 18 2014:
(Damian)“I think Mike’s version of Fucked Up is clearly different than my version of Fucked Up,” says Abraham, talking about how Haliechuk’s original concept of the band was a mysterious all-pseudonym art-project thing. “I didn’t like Fucked Up being mysterious; I liked Fucked Up for being welcoming and very open and honest. Here I am: a fat guy who has a hairy back and is insecure as fuck and on anti-anxiety pills and smashing shit on my face. I’m loud, and I like to talk, and that’s who I am. That existed in direct conflict with what Mike’s version of Fucked Up was.”

But while Abraham and Haliechuk have always had different ideas about the band, the songs that the two bandmates are writing now share a certain theme. They fit together into a sort of adulthood tableau. “I wanted my side to be a concept record about the death of innocence in the music industry and my death in the music industry and of this band,” says Abraham. “As the record developed, I started to see what Mike was writing, and I think it’s more about maturing and trying to reconcile what you are as an adult compared to what you were as a young person.”

Extracts from COS interview March 18 2014:
In an interview with CoS, Haliechuk said the 10-track album is “a bit more chill and less OCD than the last record”, adding, “There’s not a million riffs, it’s way drummier, and just feels way looser all around.” Haliechuk explained that while it’s not another concept album, “every Fucked Up record does have some agenda”:
“This album is about growing up, and that second coming of age you have when you’re already an adult. It’s about being a grown-up and having a job and responsibilities and still feeling fragile and uncertain. It’s also about us being in a band for 12-13 years, and what started as this weird hobby has become almost like a job. We no longer get excited about the music, but we’re the ones making the music that hopefully young kids will hopefully find inspiration from. It’s a tip of the hat to these kids, telling them ‘We were those people, and one day you’ll be us.’ To me, it’s not a down record, but about embracing that life as a continuum.”
Vish Khanna Interview

''Glass Boys'' (Post on FU Website - March 6, 2014):
This is what we've been trying to tell you:

The Gulf of Time: The video above shows old footage of DA & MH performing to a frenzied crowd of moshing kids. By contrast the soundtrack sets a reflective mood, opening with piano and featuring Chris Colohan, who played drums in the original Fucked Up line-up back in 2001.
Previous Generations: The cause of the madness is revealed; the original recording is ''Generation'' being performed back in 2006; Mike is left temporarily unable to play when his guitar strap parts company during the stage invasion. 
The old days, when... 

...Fucked Up was Pink Eyes, 10,000 Marbles, Gulag, 
Young Governor, Mustard Gas & Mr Jo...

But now:

Promotional Posters: 
The statue ones each have a lyric from the LP included in the text
The Rampin Horseman
Rampin Horseman again

Belvedere Torso
The Dying Gaul
"The Philosopher, from the 'Of  Death, Part Two' series" 1898 - By Max Klinger
"Boy blowing on an ember to light a candle" 1570-72 - Painting By El Greco.
Twitter Pic:

Commodity Fetishism 

Mr Jonah Falco & Glass Boy Test Pressings

"Paper The House"

Old man, life spent. Carving a legacy never making a dent...
Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back

Vinyl - 'A' side
Insert - Front
Insert - Back


Tracks: Paper The House B/W Galloping
Released: 2014
Label: Matador Records OLE 1071-7
Matrix A: OLE-1071-7 - A    GOLDEN
Matrix B: OLE-1071-7 - B    GOLDEN
Pressing Info: 2000? TBC
Inserts: Regular insert as pictured above
Variants: No variants

From FU Merch Table
The a-side here is this one off of Glass Boys:

the b-side is an unreleased song from the Glass Boys sessions, although part of the music from this song was used in this, a little promo vid we did for the record:

(Lyric) ...the Great Divide, The Gulf of Time. A vanguard turns rear flank. Over time the wounds they make just run dry. And as the bleeding stops, so do I.

Nerd Points:
  • "Paper The House" video has the 'A' side track dubbed over footage from the Long Winter show, also pictured on the back of the insert.
  • The Glass Boys promo features vocals by Chris Colohan, a man whose extensive punk CV includes being the original drummer for Fucked Up. The video footage is from this video of  "Generation" from 2006.

Sleeve Notes:

The Dying Gaul: This statue is believed to be a second-century AD Roman copy of a third-century BC Hellenistic bronze commemorating the victory of the Greeks over migrating Celtic tribes.

Polybius wrote an evocative account of Galatian tactics against a Roman army at the Battle of Telamon of 225 BC: "The Insubres and the Boii wore trousers and light cloaks, but the Gaesatae, in their love of glory and defiant spirit, had thrown off their garments and taken up their position in front of the whole army naked and wearing nothing but their arms... The appearance of these naked warriors was a terrifying spectacle, for they were all men of splendid physique and in the prime of life."

The Dying Gaul became one of the most celebrated works to have survived from antiquity and was engraved and endlessly copied by artists, for whom it was a classic model for depiction of strong emotion, and by sculptors. 

Insert Girl: Flower-haired lefty, previously appeared artwork for other musicians and Lithuanian menus.