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1. Guilt Trip
2. Dark Days
PUP are forerunners in the heavy punk scene emerging from Chicago’s sister city. The quartet creates more controlled chaos than scene counterparts; infusing shoegaze and colorful textures within. PUP’s noise is infectious; an ever-present melody lives within the vast cacophany. Their self-titled debut is an educated party rock soundtrack. Witty, playful lyricism about the culture of youth, the bitter landscape and failed romances are filtered through a gritty, conscious lense. There’s a respect for growing up versus an addiction to youth; a choice to look back with admiration instead of longing.
PUP is a young band with a powerful presence. They own the stage and rip track after track with aggression. Their scorching record, PUP, was nominated for multiple awards: best breakout rock act in Rolling Stone and two Juno awards for recording package and music video. Be sure to catch them live before you can’t afford the price of a ticket.
Stefan Babcock – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Nestor Chumak – Vocals and Bass
Steve Sladkowski – Vocals and Guitar
Zack Mykula – Vocals and Drums