The second-annual Bruise Cruise is about to get a whole lot more Fucked Up. And we're not just talking about a hot tub overflowing with mai tais and Speedos made of jelly beans during a four-day indie-rock adventure from Miami to the Bahamas.
The stacked lineup now boasts promise of the monstrous, sweaty body of Fucked Up frontman Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham sprawled out on ballroom floors, poker tables, and, if you're lucky, your cabin. His Canadian bandmates bring along material from the most accomplished album of their career, David Comes to Life, which features the anthemic "Queen of Hearts" that we were all wild about a few months back. The entire weekend of February 10 to 13, 2012, is fixing to be a serious workout for the hips, the liver, and the eardrums.
But wait, that's not all!
Additionally, the lineup will now feature the Togas. Fronted by Bruise Cruise vet Ty Segall and featuring Philip Sambol of the Strange Boys, Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams, and Lance Wille of the Reigning Sound, this will be the first opportunity for anyone in the world to see this band perform. The plan is a strictly covers catalog based upon songs nominated by Bruise Cruise passengers after purchasing tickets. Put on your thinking caps, people. Here's a good start. Another special addition are returning Bruisers Katy Goodman and Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls hitting the high seas for a DJ set.
And, Bruise Cruise has just revealed the cover art for the first limited-edition seven-inch record. This one (below), featuring the esteemed Neil Hamburger, sets the tone for a mystifying weekend.
For the cash-strapped faithfuls just trying to get a handle on the fest, there's a $250 "Cruise Now and Pay Later Option" available to reserve a spot. And here is some visual enticement featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin and Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone detailing the best way to get the boss to let you take the days off:
Bruise Cruise 2. With Fucked Up, King Khan & the Shrines, the Togas (featuring members of Ty Segall, Strange Boys, Reigning Sound, & Shannon and the Clams) the Soft Pack,
Thee Oh Sees, the Dirtbombs, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Neil
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Hamburger, Vivian Girls DJ set, and DJ Jonathan Toubin. February 10 to 13, 2012. Click here.