Fucked Up's David Comes to Life, is a ridiculously ambitious punk-rock opera about a blue collar Brit named David that falls head over heels for a political activist named Veronica in Britain's not so swinging 70s. Its a ballsy, complex, gut punch of an album that leaps further up my personal best of 2011 list with each listen. "Turn the Season" is the culmination of the album's early buildup that starts with the love at first sight optimism of "Queen of Hearts" through wondering when it will go south ("Where the fuck is the other shoe???") to the proverbial other shoe dropping - and much quicker than our erstwhile protagonist would like. Turn the season is the inflection point. It brings at least a brief bit of introspection to the raw emotion of the album's earlier songs and provides a strong lead to the final 13 (!) tracks.
Fucked Up - "Turn the Season"
Consider this Daily Listen a warm up for what promises to be an absolutely EPIC show at the Black Cat this Sunday. So, throw on your shit kickers, grab a beer, and meet us there!
Ah hell, here's a Bonus Daily Listen/Watch:
I just hope they bring those kids to the Cat!