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- Posted on Nov 12th 2012 2:45PM by Theo Bark
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Following Fucked Up's typically sweaty, bruising set at Los Angeles' Fuck Yeah Fest, a festival which also featured reunited hardcore legends Quicksand, American Nightmare, Refused and an appearance by the Octomom, we sat down with Abraham again to address the band's potential break up.
"I admit that when I said it [that Fucked Up was breaking up], I was at a very low point," Abraham tells Spinner. "Finishing writing the record, you don't know how it's going to go. But I think we have one more record in us."
Abraham goes on to explain that the new record Fucked Up is writing may be a reaction to his discontentment with gaining popularity as a touring band.
"Being in a band is part of this weird spectacle that distracts you from real things," he explains. "You eventually could have the Live Aid concert instead of having people look at group causes, poverty and the third world. It's not being helped by a bunch of bands playing in a stadium ... This band is as guilty as any band of playing into that thing. That's kind of what I'm hoping the record's going to turn out to be about."
In typical fashion, however, Abraham immediately qualifies his statement, claiming that he's "very heady right now," before confirming that he will not be retiring any time soon.
"Who knows what it's actually going to be about. We just started," he says of the album. "They started writing the music, I haven't heard any of it yet, it's in the beginning stages. It's one of those things where it's impossible to walk away from this. As much as I hate being away from my family and stuff, it's my dream."
As one of the most compelling, intelligent bands to emerge from the hardcore scene in over a decade, we're hoping Fucked Up keep the dream alive.
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