News: Fucked Up Release ‘44th & Vanderbilt’ EP, ‘The Chemistry Of Common Life’ 15th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Out Now

David Waldman

Last autumn, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of Fucked Up’s The Chemistry of Common Life – an era-defining punk LP that also just so happened to be the Canadian band’s Matador Records debut. This Friday, our long-in-the-works orange vinyl 2xLP reissue will finally arrive on shelves. Find that HERE.

Today, you can listen to a brand new digital EP, 44th & Vanderbilt, which compiles three ‘ChemCom’-era session performances with No Age’s excellent remix of ‘No Epiphany’.

We’ve also posted a new episode of the Matador Revisionist History podcast, which finds FU members Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco in conversation with former Matador employee (and current World of Echo proprietor), Natalie Judge. They discuss making the record, recording nine months of overdubs, quitting their day jobs, and asking Michael Stipe to jump on the mic for a Feelies cover at the close of their 12-hour long record release show (spoiler: he passed).

Watch below:

The Chemistry of Common Life remains as conceptually ambitious as it is musically adventurous, pushing through and far beyond the accepted boundaries of punk and hardcore. At the time, we called it “an expansive epic about the mysteries of birth, death, and the origins of life (and re-living). Merging elements of hardcore songwriting with up to 70 tracks of guitars, organs, winds and vocals the music remains iconoclastic and startling.”


  1. Son the Father
  2. Magic Word
  3. Golden Seal
  4. Days of Last
  5. Crooked Head
  6. No Epiphany
  7. Black Albino Bones
  8. Royal Swan
  9. Twice Born
  10. Looking For God
  11. The Chemistry of Common Life


  1. No Epiphany (No Age Remix)
  2. Crooked Head (Daytrotter Session)
  3. Magic World (Daytrotter Session)
  4. No Epiphany (Daytrotter Session)
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