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PUP ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE EP, SHARES FIRST TWO TRACKS

PUP ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE EP, PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE THEY KNOW, OUT OCTOBER 12, 2022 VIA LITTLE DIPPER RECORDS / UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA

 

PRE-SAVE PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE THEY KNOW HERE

 

LISTEN / SHARE LIVE VERSIONS OF “MATILDA”
AND “ROBOT WRITES A LOVE SONG” HERE

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK

 

ACCLAIMED NEW LP, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, OUT NOW



“The Toronto band Pup has long made frenetic punk-pop with neat verse-chorus-bridge structures underlying Stefan Babcock’s raucously overwrought and fully self-aware lead vocals.” - New York Times

 

"PUP’s fourth album, “The Unraveling of PUPTheBand,” finds the quartet completely removing any of the limits left on their music, pushing things as far as possible" - The New Yorker

 

“Hearts on their sleeves, the group captures the rage and frustration of human fallibility with crashing drums and infectious irreverence" - NPR Music

 

"The new songs are boisterous, catchy, and meta while also earnestly wading through the nuances of depression in a manner often reserved for “confessional” indie rock…an instant mood-booster." - Pitchfork


“transmuting life’s frustrations into unhinged visceral joy” - Stereogum (Album of the Week)

 

 

31 AUGUST 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Toronto punk heroes PUP—comprised of Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladkowski— released their incredible, ambitious and aptly titled fourth album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, earlier this year. The record earned universal acclaim, countless Top 10 Billboard chart positions including #1 Heatseekers, Top New Artists Albums and Alternative New Artist Albums, and a slew of sold-out shows. Today, before the band kicks off their U.S. tour next week, PUP announces a live EP.

 

PUP Unravels Live In Front Of Everyone They Know was recorded across multiple shows in the band’s hometown of Toronto earlier this year. The EP will be released on October 12, 2022 via Little Dipper Records / Universal Music Canada. Today the band shares its first two tracks from the EP, live versions of “Matilda” and “Robot Writes A Love Song”.

 

LISTEN / SHARE LIVE VERSIONS OF “MATILDA”
AND “ROBOT WRITES A LOVE SONG” HERE

 

“Hometown shows always kinda trip me out,” says Babcock. “On one hand, they are the most fun shows to play. Toronto has always rallied behind us and we are so lucky to feel that love. But they are also stressful because you don't want to screw up in front of everyone you know. All of our families, friends, frenemies, the guy who used to sell me weed at the Wendy's Drivethru, kids I went to elementary school with, my parents' neighbours. It's a lot. I think that sort of anxious chaotic energy is captured on these recordings. PUP live is PUP at our best and also at our worst. Raw, scrappy, and holding on for dear life.”

 

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THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND was recorded and mixed over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2021, in GRAMMY Award-winning producer Peter Katis’ bat-filled mansion in Connecticut. Full of typically furious, ridiculous and anthemic songs, the recording process allowed PUP to push themselves further than ever before. With more time in the studio, they were able to craft their songs sonically in a way they were unable to in the past, and allowed themselves to incorporate new instruments like piano, synths, horns, and more for the first time. Though made in madness-inducing isolation (aside from Peter and the bats, of course), PUP were remotely joined on the album by Sarah from illuminati hotties, Kathryn from NOBRO, Mel from Casper Skulls, and Erik from Remo Drive. The result is not just the next PUP record, but the *most* PUP record.

 

“‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND’...reinforces the message that it’s okay to be yourself, no matter who you are." - Vulture 

 

"PUP’s winning recipe is 49% snark, 51% heart" - Bandcamp (Album of the Day)

 

"a triumphant, impassioned punk record full of massive choruses and dumb jokes." - The FADER


"it's enraged, it's anthemic, it's passionate, it's emotional" - The Needle Drop

 

EP Cover Photos by Vanessa Heins and Cover Design by Zack Mykula

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TRACKLIST

01 Four Chords (Live in Toronto / 2022)

02 Totally Fine (Live in Toronto / 2022)

03 Robot Writes A Love Song (Live in Toronto / 2022)

04 Matilda (Live in Toronto / 2022)

05 Relentless (Live in Toronto / 2022)

06 PUPTHEBAND Inc. Is Filing For Bankruptcy (Live in Toronto / 2022)

 

TOUR DATES

09/03/22 - Edmonton, AB - Punk in Drublic $

09/04/22 - Abbotsford, BC - Punk in Drublic &

09/06/22 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection ‡* 

09/07/22 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club ‡* 

09/08/22 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee ‡* 

09/09/22 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note ‡* 

09/10/22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre ‡* 

09/12/22 - New Orleans, LA - The Civic Theatre ‡* 

09/13/22 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall ‡* 

09/14/22 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live ‡* 

09/16/22 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live ‡*  

09/17/22 - Jacksonville, FL - Intuition Ale Works ‡* 

09/18/22 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn ‡* 

09/19/22 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ‡* 

09/21/22 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater ‡* 

09/22/22 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! ‡* 

09/23/22 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place ‡* 

09/24/22 - Providence, RI - Fête Music Hall ‡* 

09/25/22 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ‡* 

10/12/22 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Beckett Students' Union  @#

10/13/22 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz  @#

10/14/22 - London, UK - The Roundhouse  @#

10/16/22 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 Galvanizers  @#

10/17/22 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory  @#

10/19/22 - Brighton, UK - Chalk  @#

10/20/22 - Bristol, UK - SWX  @#

10/21/22 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute  @#

10/23/22 - Paris, FR - Backstage BTM @

10/24/22 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique Box @

10/25/22 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg Oude Zaal  @

10/26/22 - Köln, DE - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck @

10/28/22 - Berlin, DE - SO36 @

10/29/22 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy. Klub @

10/30/22 - Prague, CZ - Rock Cafe @

11/01/22 - Milan, IT - Bloom @

11/02/22 - Munich, DE - Strom @

11/03/22 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan @

11/05/22 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset ^

11/07/22 - Barcelona, ES - Sala Bóveda %

11/08/22 - Madrid, ES - Sala Independance %

11/09/22 - Tenerife, ES - Cultural %

01/07/23 - Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena !

$ with NOFX, Descendents, and Real Sickies

& with NOFX, Descendents, Modern Terror, and Rest Easy

‡ with support from Palehound 

* with support from The OBGMs

@ with support from Pom Pom Squad

# with support from NOBRO

^ with support from Poptones

% with support from Pinpilinpussies

! with Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock, and Slaughterhouse

 

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