PUP – “The Unraveling of Puptheband” LP


Rise Records

Black vinyl with coral and violet splatter, gatefold sleeve. 2022

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PUP – “The Unraveling of Puptheband” LP

Along with Jeff Rosenstock, Toronto’s PUP (an abbreviation of Pathetic Use of Potential) are keeping alive melodic punk rock/pop-punk that is both credible and insanely catchy. The secret lies within the boundless high-spirited energy, combined with the richness of the ‘this is my sorry life’ song-writing – by turns honest, dark, funny, tragic, and moving. For their fourth full-length pianos, synths, and horns have been added for the first time, but as far as I can tell, this is still instantly recognisable PUP – anthemic tunes with the ramshackle looseness of Titus Adronicus, the bouncey joy of early Superchunk, and the emo introspection of The Hotelier.

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Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 36 × 34 × .5 cm