David Comes To Life (Reissue)

Vinyl 2LP (Yellow Limited Edition)

In 2011, Toronto’s Fucked Up delivered an album that chafed the edges of punk rock’s conceptual boundaries –a set of songs that splayed freely into unexpected instrumentation, psychedelic drift, and situationist philosophy. Its ambition was limitless and its run time opulent.

Which is to say, they made a concept album.

On December 10th, Matador Records will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fucked Up’s titanic 78-minute early ’10s masterpiece, David Comes to Life, with a limited-edition 2xLP reissue on lightbulb-yellow vinyl.

David Comes To Life is a story of lost love, global meltdown, depression, bombs, guilt and madness. Or is it? A modern-day morality tale set amid the dour backdrop of a British industrial town in the late ’70s, it’s a four-part play that follows the dark moods and inner psyche of the titular hero. At the same time, the reliability of the narrator gets called into question. The tables are turned, responsibility shifts, and the story goes meta. Of course, you could always ignore the backstory and just listen to a fiercely imaginative double album of blistering, melodic rock'n'roll shot through with all manner of psychic weirdness.


1.Let Her Rest
2.Queen of Hearts
3.Under My Nose
4.The Other Shoe
5.Turn the Season
6.Running on Nothing
7.Remember My Name
8.A Slanted Tone
9.Serve Me Right
10.Truth I Know
11.Life in Paper
12.Ship of Fools
13.A Little Death
14.I Was There
15.Inside a Frame
16.The Recursive Girls
17.One More Night
18.Lights Go Up