MERRY THE XX MAS
HI FANs. Hope you are all enjoying your time away from being in a band and galavanting around exotic locales all over the world and playing one show every month in order to buy all the expensive items we all do, like us. It's time for a break, if you know what I'm saying. Just to give you a more specific rundown:
Damian is somewhere in the country (of Canada, in Ontario) doing family stuff like chopping wood and showing his son how to be a man and not answering any texts or emails really.
Sandy is in Spain hanging out with Wavves, doing something with pita bread I think.
JOnah is like in Marriage land or something. Don't know where Ben is. I think there is one more left? Oh Josh - he's Jewish so that sort of cancels him out of this post. I'm blogging from a resort in Miami.
Anyhow, the point of this post is gifts. Even though we've given you so many gifts before (ie our entire discography and every band photo) we're just that type, and want to give you more. Every few months I get super annoying emails from fans asking for me to upload all the FU mixtapes. That shit takes like 5 hours so I only really ever get around to it ever year or whatever, but I had some time off in this VIP lounge in FountainBlu so I figured "wtf" (the literal way, not the ironic one) and today I uploaded them all. I know the first bunch of comments that aren't "pre-ordered" are gonna be "sendspace sucks" - so you know what? Download all these links, then re-up them yourself on the comments whenever you feel like it. This is the last time I'm gonna upload them for a while, especially since a few of these tapes are still for sale when we are on tour, or when we open up the Fucked Up Store in Toronto next summer. Also we are making Calendars for either this year or next year. But that's all besides the point. THe point is that the entire internet was created so losers like you could UPLOAD your favourite files for share points or WTF it is ("whatever the fuck", in this case) so feel free to do that, please. I'll probably upload a few more of these, or a fake one, or whatever Lil Wayne or Drake mixtape I find a link to close to when we are reading to release MIXTAPE 4, which will be pretty soon anyway since we haven't done one for almost 2 years I think?
That reminds me - a lot of people don't realize we released a record this year - YEAR OF THE RAT. You probably don't have it or haven't heard it, but it's our best song ever so maybe you should download it or something? Anyways, here are the mixtapes:
The tape that started it all. Back when I still thought rap was cool we decided it would be a cool and trailblazing idea to release our own mixtape. Not the kind you make for a girl you are kind of still scared to talk to but really want her to know how much you know about the Magnetic Fields, the kind of tape where you dump every non-releaseable piece of music you've made so that you can still somehow make money off it. Also because people "love tapes" even though no cars have tape players anymore and tapes suck. This mixtape got me in trouble specifically because of some things I said about some people, so we changed the liner notes, which doesn't matter anyhow, since this mp3 doesn't come with liner notes or titles at all so you'll just have to figure it out, or maybe some nerd will somehow upload a photocopy of the insert or something. The quality on this tape is pretty bad because I made most of the dubbing by pointing two tape decks at each other or something. I'd also like to point out that we were the first band to have a blog. Then No Age was second.
The quality on this tape is amazing because our friend Chris from St Chatherines mixed it all on protools or something. I send him real extensive notes with time's on it and everything and like 50 CDRs he assembled it all from that. Pretty ridiculous. Also this one has kind of like skits cause at this point we were still running with the rap thing. I think there was a section on this one about bad guitar solos? I put that in there because that year I got voted best guitar player of the year in like 50 magazines, so it was like that.
Definetely the best one. If you are a busy person like me and only have a limited time in your day to download mp4 files, I would point your clicker at this one for sure. I got a macbook right before this one was produced and kind of learned how use Garage Band, so I was able to make this one all myself using somewhat appropriate technology. That's why you can barely make anything out in this one, because I thought it was funny to cross fade two tracks over top of each other, so there's interview clips you can't hear because they are buried underneath songs, and vice versa. Actually, I still think thats funny, so you can bet the next tape is gonna have even more of that shit. Except this time it's gonna be mixed in 5.1 so you are gonna need to listen to it with two and a half friends (or just three) to even figure out whats going on. This release co-incided with our "super serious" phase when we were about to release Chemcom, so it starts out with a spooky sound clip from The Omen and goes straight into one of the intense instrumentals on the album. A lot of the interview clips are from this really serious German (I know) interview we did a few years prior. Check out when it gets really real at the start of side B.
ANYHOW ENJOY THANKS
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