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PUP Announce New Album; Share New Song

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  1. Melody Bot

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    PUP will release their new album, Morbid Stuff, on April 11th via their own imprint label Little Dipper in a partnership with Rise Records. Today they’ve debuted the new single “Kids” and pre-orders are now up.

    They’ve also announced some new tour dates.

    Track Listing

    1. Morbid Stuff
    2. Kids
    3. Free at Last
    4. See You at Your Funeral
    5. Scorpion Hill
    6. Closure
    7. Bloody Mary, Kate and Ashley
    8. Sibling Rivalry
    9. Full Blown Meltdown
    10. Bare Hands
    11. City
    Tour Dates

    3/26/19 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
    3/27/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
    3/29/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
    4/3/19 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
    4/9/19 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece &
    4/10/19 – London, UK @ The Garage &
    4/11/19 – Leeds, UK @ Community Room at Brudenell Social Club &
    4/12/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse &
    4/14/19 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire &
    4/15/19 – Dunkirk, FR @ Les 4Ecluses &
    4/16/19 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club &
    4/18/19 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia &
    4/19/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang &
    4/20/19 – Cologne, DE @ MTC Club &
    4/21/19 – Amsterdam, NE @ Upstairs @ Paradiso &
    4/25/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale # ^
    4/26/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
    4/29/19 – Philly, PA @ Union Transfer # ^
    4/30/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ REX Theater ^
    5/1/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
    5/3/19 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom ^
    5/4/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
    5/5/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe ^
    5/6/19 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
    5/8/19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
    5/9/19 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
    5/10/19 – Houston, TX @ Rockefeller’s ^
    5/11/19 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^
    5/13/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^
    5/14/19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
    5/15/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle ^
    5/17/19 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat ^
    6/7/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # ^
    6/19/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic ^
    6/20/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
    6/21/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
    6/22/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
    6/24/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
    6/25/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
    6/27/19 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic ^
    6/28/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue ^
    6/29/19 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
    7/1/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
    7/2/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
    7/3/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
    # Diet Cig
    ^ Ratboys
    & Milk Teeth

    Toronto, Ontario’s very own punk powerhouse — PUP — are proud to announce their new album, _Morbid Stuff_, set for release on the band’s brand new label Little Dipper, in partnership with Rise Records/BMG on April 5, 2019. Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Schiffman (Weezer, Cass McCombs, The Mars Volta), Morbid Stuff is everything that PUP fans have grown to love about them, but dialed up to 11. It’s gang’s-all-here vocals, guitarmonies, and lyrics about death. Lots of them.
    The album’s visceral, wildfire first single, “Kids,” can be heard HERE. “‘Kids’ is a love song from one nihilistic depressive to another,” explains Stefan Babcock. “It’s about what happens when you stumble across the only other person on the face of this godless, desolate planet that thinks everything is as twisted and as fucked up as you do. And thanks to them, the world starts to seem just a little less bleak. But only slightly – it’s still pretty fucked up to be honest.”

    This Spring, PUP will embark on a North America, UK and Europe tour in support of Morbid Stuff. Pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow, Jan 16th at 12:00 PM local time at, and $1 of every ticket sold through the presale will go towards The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Sign up NOW through 11:30 AM local time tomorrow at the band’s website to receive the presale password. General tickets are on sale Friday, Jan 18th at 10:00 AM local time. See below to find a show near you.

    In addition to album pre-orders, which are available now HERE, you can also pre-order “The PUP Morbid Stuff Annihilation Preparedness Kit,” which includes a CD or limited edition colored LP, a long sleeve shirt, a backpack with sewn-on patch, custom band aids, a waterproof container, and a multi-tool with fork, spoon, etc. A very limited edition version of the Annihilation Preparedness Kit also comes with a real full-sized inflatable boat. Yeah, you read that right. Get yours HERE.

    Formed in Toronto five years ago, PUP — comprised of Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladowski — quickly became favorites of the punk scene with their first two, critically-beloved albums, winning accolades everywhere from the New York Times to Pitchfork, from NPR and Rolling Stone, and more. Their last album, The Dream Is Over, not only debuted at #1 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart, but also catapulted them into international waters, selling out shows across the world throughout 2016.

    With _Morbid Stuff_, PUP grew up, then doubled down on everything that made you love their first two albums. Fitting to their ethos, their new album takes the dichotomy of fun and emotional wreckage in their songs and blows it up, projection-style, onto the biggest wall possible, teetering between gleeful chaos and bleak oblivion while wielding some of the best choruses the band has ever written. It’s also a pretty intense foray into singer Stefan Babcock’s fight with depression, an album dressed up with heartbreak, broken dreams, self-loathing, and castigating yourself for thinking you matter enough to even bother hating yourself. And in perfect PUP fashion, taking responsibility of his own depression lead him to….laughter. Admitting his depression allowed him to laugh in its face, and the result is that marriage of darkness and joy that made PUP who they are, but in a brand new way.

    Indeed, despite its dark subject matter, at times _Morbid Stuff_ is funny as hell, even in the music. Often times a heavy barrage of hardcore is coupled with a light, folky guitar that lives quietly in the background. Rollicking choruses disappear into nothing but a hopeful group chant, echoing through until the end of the song. PUP’s rage isn’t pure rage anymore; it’s rage being taunted by the reality that the rage is its own fault.

    It’s all the fury and celebration you’ve come to know, but rooted in understanding of where that fury comes from. It’s the most insightful, sweetest, funniest, sickest, angriest, saddest and most inescapably desperate collection of songs they’ve recorded to date. If their self-titled record was the fuse and The Dream Is Over was the bomb going off, _Morbid Stuff_ is your family sifting through the rubble, only to find you giggling while you bleed to death.

  2. Bartek T.

    D'oh! Prestigious

    Love the description in the press release! And the song seems good, though my speakers at work can't fully handle that, I'm sure.
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  3. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    This is now my most anticipated album of 2019. This and new Beach Slang, assuming that's on the horizon as well...
  4. CMilliken


    Stoked for this one!!
  5. MacbethSin


    Holy recycled melodies! Digging the lighter instrumental vibe but damn that was pretty disappointing overall for me.
    foomanfat and jorbjorb like this.
  6. skoopy


    I expected this sound adjustment and it's fine. Definitely doesn't feel as singular as their previous stuff. I'll never forget what a holy shit moment hearing dvp for the first time was and this definitely doesnt have the same element but its still fun.
  7. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    I'm getting strong Celebration Rock-era Japandroids vibes from this.
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  8. Blake Solomon

    Mr. Emeritus Prestigious

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  9. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster!

    Now to hopefully land pre-sale tickets tomorrow, I expect the TO show is going to sell out fast.
  10. foomanfat


    Yeah. Boy, does this sound like a few songs from the last record.
  11. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster!

    This melody might be similar to some from the previous albums and deserve the objective critique, but I also think with his pretty distinct vocal style they will be a band that will inevitably receives some criticism for sounding the same as they release more albums.
    CMilliken likes this.
  12. jciswhatis

    Ugh, I hate America. Supporter

    well this is exactly what I wanted!

    I personally don't care if it sounds like last album. Last album was great, I'll take another one of those!
  13. AVanMill17


    Is anyone else getting strong Fireworks vibes here?