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Illustration for article titled Fu Manchu lets loose the paranoid riffage of “Invaders On My Back”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of No One Rides For Free, the thunderous debut album by California’s stalwart rock outfit, Fu Manchu. Since then, singer-guitarist Scott Hill and crew have been one of the world’s most consistent purveyors of savage, bong-boiled riffage—and that hasn’t changed with Gigantoid. The band’s latest full-length rages and lunges with a vengeance, as heard on the paranoid-stoner anthem “Invaders On My Back,” which is being debuted here. The song not only howls with feral abandon, it calls back to the group’s own California-punk roots. Fu Manchu may be a little long in the tooth, but those teeth still shred.


Gigantoid will be released April 29 via the band’s own label, At The Dojo.


Fu Manchu tour 2014
April 30—Bottom Of The Hill—San Francisco, California
May 1—The Alley—Sparks, Nevada
May 3—Dante’s—Portland, Oregon
May 4—El Corazon—Seattle, Washington
May 6—Club Sound—Salt Lake City, Utah
May 7—Marquis Theatre—Denver, Colorado
May 10—Subterranean—Chicago, Illinois
May 11—Small’s—Hamtramck, Michigan
May 13—Ace Of Cups—Columbus, Ohio
May 14—Grog Shop—Cleveland Heights, Ohio
May 16—Lee’s Palace—Toronto, Ontario
May 17—Cabaret Mile End—Montreal, Quebec
May 19—Mercury Lounge—New York, New York
May 20—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 21—The Barbary—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 23—Rock & Roll Hotel—Washington, D.C.
May 24—King’s Barcade—Raleigh, North Carolina
May 25—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia
May 27—Red 7—Austin, Texas
May 28—Gas Monkey—Dallas, Texas
May 31—Pub Rock Live—Scottsdale, Arizona
June 14—The Casbah—San Diego, California
June 21—The Troubadour—Los Angeles, California

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