The Dirty Nil Talk Us Through Each Track on Their Pop-Punk Opus “Fuck Art”

The Canadian punks also announce The Guaranteed Destruction Livestream Tour, kicking off April 15.

Fuck Art, The Dirty Nil’s New Year’s Day gift to the world, is celebrating its three-month birthday today, and if that isn’t enough to make you want to celebrate the pugnacious third LP from the trio, they’re also revealing the news this morning that they plan on (virtually) touring in support of the record. As posters for summer festivals once again begin to be drawn up for late fall, TDN are going ahead with their own plans to perform their own mid-pandemic definition of a living room show, streaming their sets to wherever you may be quarantined with the extremely thrash-sounding Guaranteed Destruction Livestream Tour.

To get you pumped for these shows—or in the event that you’re in need of a SparkNotes guide to their not-all-that-literarily-dense pop-punk tracks—Luke Betham took the time to walk us through the record track-by-track, from the “hood ornament” and thrash homage of opener “Doom Boy” to their irresponsible take on “Closing Time,” closer “One More and the Bill.”

“Recording Fuck Art was the most beautiful and stressful musical experience of our lives,” he notes. “Heading into the studio, we were all confident in the songs, but we were pretty frayed from constant touring. At the exact time we entered the studio, the pandemic reached its first climax and we were forced to continue without our producer, who had to get on the last flight back to Seattle before the border closed. We managed to get all the instruments tracked in the two days before the city of Toronto shut down. Then we recorded the vocals from home and sent them to our producer John Goodmanson in Seattle. The beautiful moment came when we heard the first mixes and breathed a collective sigh of happiness: Not only had we not fucked it up, we crushed it.”

Hear more about the LP below, and check tour dates and ticket info for the virtual tour here.


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