The perpetually boundary pushing punks in Fucked Up have been promising that their new album, David Comes To Life, will be a full scale rock opera, with a discernible storyline, characters, and all of the trappings that come with such an undertaking. Well, the project finally has a release date, and will see the light of day on June 7 via Matador. The news comes from this image posted on Fucked Up’s Looking For Gold blog. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, frontman Damian Abraham described the plot of the album as such:
“It’s about a guy, David, who works at a light bulb factory. He falls in love with this activist. She subsequently dies during an accident. You never really find out what the accident is because we couldn’t think of it [laughs]. Then David’s on trial. There’s this prosecutor who was secretly in love with the activist but is also aware that he’s in a play. Then it gets really heady and drugged-out.”
In addition to David, the band plans on recording a compilation of singles by fictitious bands that populate the fictitious town from the album, to be released this year on Record Store Day.