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Jade Tree is pleased to announce yet another addition to its ever growing roster; Toronto, Ontario’s very own FUCKED UP. FUCKED UP will release its first full-length for Jade Tree, entitled Hidden World, in early Fall, with a preemptive single arriving in mid-Summer.

FUCKED UP have been honing their brand of vicious hardcore for roughly five years. Hailed as the "Second coming of hardcore" by Maximum Rock and Roll, not much is known about the origin of FUCKED UP, but their reputation as a stalwart outfit in the hardcore/punk community has transformed FUCKED UP into an enigmatic and essentially unconventional institution.

The band is responsible for a prolific discography which includes 10 7"s, along with 3 12"s and a CD compilation of their many singles on Deranged Records. FUCKED UP have also been praised in print by the likes of Punk Planet, Maximum Rock and Roll, Vice, Eye/Canada, Now/Canada, Razorcake, Chart, Under The Volcano and Thrasher.

The band has shunned full-length releases in favor of two-song singles, championed anarchism and far-left art movements within their music, and even been accused of mind control and fascism by some of their detractors. Illegible liner notes, being attacked onstage during live performances, self-releasing records with 17 minute long title tracks; it’s all in a day’s work for the convoluted world of FUCKED UP.

FUCKED UP’s abrupt, confrontational brand of hardcore has been compared to the likes of Poison Idea, Negative Approach, The Cro-Mags and even Black Flag. FUCKED UP’s live element points all signs clearly in the same direction, with lead singer Damian often beating himself to a bloody pulp during the band’s set. The band has shared the stage with The Gossip, Dillinger Four, Hardskin, Terror, Bane and Comeback Kid, has completed two East Coast tours, one West Coast tour, and one European tour. (Though lead singer Damian chose to stay at home during the European tour, stating, "The prospect of sitting in a van with those dudes driving through some breakaway former Soviet republic made me sick to my stomach.") FUCKED UP (complete with their lead singer) will also convene on a UK tour in mid-April, to promote the release of their latest single, Triumph of Life, on Vice Records UK.

Hidden World, FUCKED UP‘s first full-length release for Jade Tree, will be recorded at Signal to Noise Studios with Jon Drew (Brutal Knights, Career Suicide, Magneta Lane). The album marks a turning point for FUCKED UP, transcending the boundaries of traditional hardcore with melody, aggression and expansive songwriting structures. FUCKED UP taps into its collective influences, but in a hallenging way that’s off the beaten path of current hardcore traditions. In a word, FUCKED UP and Hidden World are dangerous in a time when hardcore has become predictable, stale and manufactured.



Seattle’s favorite sons THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES are about to set out on a quick run through the West Coast and Northwest where they will give fans a glimpse of some new songs along the way. After being holed up in their practice space writing the follow up to their debut , the Snakes will begin recording in April with new drummer Chris Common manning the boards. Take this opportunity to get out there and whet your appetite for the upcoming masterpiece.

Tour Dates

03/28/2006 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/29/2006 Redding, CA @ The Dip
03/31/2006 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room
04/02/2006 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
04/04/2006 Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk

Please see the THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES for all show details.


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Jade Tree’s 100th release is out today and with its unveiling another side of the impassioned hardcore of LIFETIME will be brought to light as well. The double-disc, Somewhere in the Swamps of Jersey, not only contains singles, compilation tracks, covers and demos, but also two versions of the band’s crucial, out-of-print 1992 debut, Background. Disc one’s version has been completely remixed to now foreshadow the tight, loud and exuberant sound that would eventually define the band. Disc two presents a remaster of the untouched original, complete with the bonus live set. A 52-page perfect-bound book of liner notes, lyrics and over 40 rare photographs completes this collector’s dream.


Disc A:
1. Somewhere In The Swamps Of Jersey
2. Isae Aldy Beausoleil
3. Ferret
5. Ampersand
6. Secede
7. Young, Loud, And Scotty
8. Bringin’ It Backwards
9. Theme Song For A New Brunswick Basement Show
10. New England
11. Money
12. You
13. Pieces
14. Myself
17. Bedtime
18. Old Friend
19. Ghost
20. Alive
21. Background
22. Dwell
23. Find
24. Souvenir
25. Gone
26. Tradition

Disc B:
1. You
2. Pieces
3. Myself
4. Thanks
5. Up
6. Bedtime
7. Old Friend
8. Ghost
9. Alive
10. Background
11. You (Live)
12. Ghost (Live)
13. Thanks (Live)
14. Dwell (Live)
15. Up (Live)
16. Alive (Live)
17. Gone (Live)
18. Bedtime (Live)
19. Background (Live)


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PAINT IT BLACK and THE LOVED ONES are all set for a trip to Pacific Standard Time as the Big Deal Tour gets under way on April 22nd.

Here are the dates:

Sat Apr 22 / Seattle, WA @ The Paradox
Sun Apr 23 / Portland, OR @ Food Hole
Mon Apr 24 / Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic
Tue Apr 25 / Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza
Wed Apr 26 / Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Thu Apr 27 / San Diego, CA @ Ché Café
Fri Apr 28 / Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Sat Apr 29 / Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street
Sun Apr 30 / San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill


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Jade Tree is proud to announce the addition of two new bands to its expansive roster: Seattle, Washington’s PANDA & ANGEL, as well as Atlanta, Georgia’s SNOWDEN. Jade Tree plans to release a CD EP from PANDA & ANGEL by mid-summer, in addition to a full-length album from SNOWDEN by late summer.

 http://www.jadetree.com/images/bands/panda_and_angel/bio_photo.jpg PANDA & ANGEL

PANDA & ANGEL is a relatively new collaboration between Carrie Murphy (Touchdown Eagle) and Josh Wackerly (S). The duo began writing songs in the fall of 2004, and were soon joined by Laura Enderle (bass), Kara Kikuchi (keyboards), and Zaun Zehner (drums). PANDA & ANGEL began playing out in late 2004, and have since performed alongside Wolf Parade, Band of Horses, The Elected, Crystal Skulls and Maria Taylor to name a few. Taking their name from a junkie biker couple Wackerly used to know in his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, PANDA & ANGEL’s music has been described as haunting and sparse, punctuated by moments of furious distortion. Imagine Cat Power’s reticence interspersed between My Bloody Valentine’s atmosphere and PJ Harvey’s brutal honesty; now you’ve got an idea of what to expect from PANDA & ANGEL. The band’s dedicated Seattle following has catapulted them from opening act to headliners in just six months, and they’ve recently completed a short West Coast tour in mid-February.

PANDA & ANGEL’s self-titled 6-song debut CD EP was recorded at Avast! (The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney) in Seattle, with plans for a mid-summer release.

 http://www.jadetree.com/images/bands/snowden/bio_photo.jpg SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN is the product of Jordan Jeffares, the band’s founding member and principal songwriter. Jeffares began home recording SNOWDEN’s music in Athens at the end of college and postponed grad school to build a band in Atlanta. He quickly found like-minded musicians eager to bring the bedroom demos to life and within months of forming SNOWDEN was on the tip of tongues all over town and playing some of Atlanta’s best venues.

Taking reference from the book Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, SNOWDEN has shared stages with The Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Xiu Xiu, Elefant and The Unicorns to name a few. SNOWDEN’s sound is well described as a cross between the rhythmic grit of The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and the melodic layers of The Cure. SNOWDEN blends reverb saturated guitars and keyboards for a lush sound and lyrics struggling to look outward despite that we’re always looking in.

From the beginning SNOWDEN’s tireless DIY ethic has paid off. Their self-recorded and released E.P. was charted in Top 30 lists of most stations that added it to rotation. Blogs such as Stereogum, Coolfer, Gothamist, and countless others all were incredibly supportive as the band made its initial impressions. The long drives to and from New York for shows became so routine that many people mistook the band as natives of Manhattan. Now, with the completion of the debut album behind them, SNOWDEN is gearing up for an ambitious touring schedule to augment their ever-growing support base.

SNOWDEN’s debut album, Anti-Anti, is a mix of tracks recorded by Erik Wofford (Explosions in the Sky, My Morning Jacket) at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, and others recorded and mixed by Jeffares himself. The band will also be joining David Bazan, Ester Drang, Micah P. Hinson, Paint It Black and New Mexican Disaster Squad on March 18 for the Jade Tree Showcase at this year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.