Monday's Stuff We Like
PUP - PUP
I’ve been pretty way-too-into PUP ever since I caught them in DC last month. I picked up the record but apparently NO DIGITAL DOWNLOAD until actual release, so I can only spin it at home – and loop “Reservoir” (the only track from the new album available for stream on Spotify) at work. I guess I should be thankful – otherwise I’d probably play it out waaaay too fast. In any case where to start with these guys? Well, they’re from Canada, there’s four of them, they generally play pretty loud and fast. They do a Jay Reatard cover live, if you’re lucky. They impressed a whole bunch of people at CMJ last year. They’re nice (must be the Canada thing) and interact with the crowd at shows (who wants to feel like they’re just intruding on a band’s private rehearsal – no thanks) and oh yeah – this album is really great – recorded and live. I’ve already spread the gospel to my IRL friend-circle, but now I’d like to really put it out there, in print, on the internet (where everything is true and will live forever) – PUP is good stuff, I fully endorse them.
Listen if you like: Cloud Nothings, Joyce Manor, METZ
– Anna Krukowska