Meet raspy, thrashy Toronto punks PUP, listen to their Jay Reatard tribute, get amped for their KFN show

PUP | courtesy of the artist

PUP is a pop punk four piece from Toronto, Canada who recently announced a full US tour with Montreal grunge band Solids. With the upcoming release of their self titled album in the states, the band should be met with an ecstatic reaction at these shows. The first single off PUP is “Reservoir,” a gritty and bumpy three minute ride where vocalist Stefan Babcock takes us through everything from smoking to being wasted and broke. His voice is raspy yet coherent, making for singalong punk tunes that sound similar to LA skate punks FIDLAR or the Canadian Single Mothers.

PUP’s two month route across Europe and North America will bring them to Kung Fu Necktie on March 23rd (UPDATE: this show has been canceled, but the band has hinted on Twitter that it is working on a booking with Guild Shows instead.). Get tickets to that show here, PUP and Solids will be joined by Massachusetts fuzz rock four piece Pachangacha.

Watch PUP tear everything, including themselves, to pieces in the video for “Reservoir” below. Stream and download that song on bandcamp, and be on the look out for the album release. Also, head over to the NME to check out a cover of “My Shadow”  by late indie rock icon Jay Reatard, who passed away four years ago last week.