The fierce Canadian PUP punks return with not one, but two new hit songs!
The group shared new songs “Kill Something,” which is about frontman Stefan Babcock’s dog Moose, and “Waiting,” which stars NOBRO’s Kathryn McCaughey.
“The wait happened by breaking Nestor’s heaviest riff [Chumak] could write with the simplest, most exhilarating chorus I can write, just to see what would happen, ”Babcock explains.
“The results were very uniquely PUP, in that the song is a wave of darkness and anger through the merry lens of four guys just happy to be here, four guys who don’t take themselves seriously enough to be here. make music that doesn’t feel like fun, no matter what the subject.
Listen to the songs below.
PUP has also announced dates for its North American tour in 2022. Shows begin February 7 in Winnipeg and end May 14 in Toronto. Cloud Nothings, Pinkshift, Sheer Mag, Billy Talent, and NOBRO will appear on certain dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m. local time. See all dates below.
PUP recently recorded a performance of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou” for The Metallica Blacklist covers LP. Last year they released the This place sucks ass EP, the sequel to their 2019 album Morbid stuff.
North American PUP 2022 Tour:
07/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater #
02/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater #
02/10 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four #
02/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Convention Center #
02/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Forum PNE #
01/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater ^ *
02/04 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^ *
03/04 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater ^ *
05/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore ^ *
09/04 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom ^
04/10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo ^
04/11 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^ +
04/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren ^ +
04/24 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater ^ +
04/27 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater ^ +
04/28 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues ^ +
04/29 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater ^ +
01/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
03/05 – Asheville, North Carolina @ Orange peel ^ +
04/05 – Raleigh, North Carolina @ The Ritz ^ +
05/05 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^ +
06 / 05- – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall ^ +
07/05 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring ^ +
05/09 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom ^ +
05/10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^ +
05/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^ +
05/13 – Montreal, QC @ MTelus ^ +
05/14 – Toronto, ON @ History ^ +
06-07-09 – Cheltenham, UK @ 2000trees Festival
08/24/27 – Malaga, Spain @ Canela Party Festival
# = with Billy Talent & NOBRO
^ = with Pinkshift
* = with Cloud Nothings
+ = with Sheer Mag