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New video from PUP, “Sibling Rivalry”out now

Pup have released a new animated video for the song off their latest album Morbid Stuff, “Sibling Rivalry” which is illustrated by the band’s own Stefan, who says of the video:

“This song is about weirdo camping trips my sister and I take every year. We’ve gotten lost in the Northwest Territories, spent 3 weeks drifting down a river in the Yukon, and have been stranded in a blizzard on Cape Horn. Almost all of these trips end in disaster, which I guess means we are really bad at camping. But they are also some of the most fun things I’ve ever done in my life.

I started drawing comics to try and tell some of these stories, and those comics formed the basis of this video. The thing is, I’m really really bad at drawing. I draw like a 5 year old, but I love doing it. There’s something liberating about diving headfirst into something you know is going to turn out like absolute trash. Luckily for me and the puppies, we have a friend named Marty MacPherson who is an incredible artist and animator, and he really helped bring these stories to life, and injected a ton of his own personality into the thing.”

Check out the video for “Sibling Rivalry” below.



PUP (Punk, Canada) Stream Latest Album “Morbid Stuff”

Toronto-based PUP are allowing fans to stream their entire latest album. The effort is titled Morbid Stuff and it can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube. You can also pick up a physical copy from the band’s merch store.

The previous release from PUP was the 2016 full-length, The Dream is Over.

 



PUP release fan-assisted video for new song “Free At Last”

Heading towards the release of “Morbid Stuff” this April, PUP have revealed a music video for their new single “Free At Last”.

The video is comprised of fan submitted covers of the track, who had only the lyrics and a chord sheet to go by to get the covers together and submit to the band.

Check out the end result of PUP’s foray into crowd sourcing using the player below and pre-order “Morbid Stuff” now through Rise Records.



PUP release video for “Kids”

PUP recently streamed “Kids” from their upcoming album Morbid Stuff, which is out on April 5th. They’ve now released a video for the track, which you can have a watch of below.

The album is the follow up to the 2016 release of The Dream is Over.



PUP streaming first song “Kids” off upcoming album

“Big City” punks PUP are streaming the song “Kids” off of their upcoming album Morbid Stuff, which hits your speakers April 5th. “Kids” has a great sound, anthemic and catchy all at the same time, this Dying Scenester is definitely looking forward to the album.

Check out the new song below.

This is the first new music from PUP since the 2016 release of The Dream is Over. Undoubtedly we can expect to see PUP hit the road in support of the new album so keep your eyes peeled for shows.



Baseball Punx interview with Steve Sladkowski (Pup) and Rob Taxpayer (The Taxpayers)

With the recent release of the pretty sweet documentary Baseball Punx, I had the opportunity to interview Steve Sladkowski of PUP and Rob Taxpayer of The Taxpayers. The interview focuses on the similarities between punk rock and baseball, and the general social impact both have on modern-day society.

Check out the wicked cool Baseball Punx documentary here, the Baseball Punx Compilation here, and the interview below.



Baseball Punx documentary streaming now

It’s America’s favorite pastime, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Sandy Koufax. These are some of the more notable names who have shaped America’s game. Baseball is as American as apple pie. Punk rock on the other hand is like pop music’s bastard brother. Joey Ramone, Joe Strummer, Greg Graffin, and Henry Rollins are some of the names that helped shape punk rock. So is it possible that a parallel might be drawn between the high-priced spectacle that is the world of professional sports and the down and out DIY of the punk rock world?

Baseball Punx is out to draw that parallel, while sports doesn’t always find itself embraced in the alternative world of punk music. The comparison’s however that could be drawn between the two are undeniable. Admittedly, million dollar contracts, chartered jets, and luxury motels might be a far cry from tour vans, greasy bars and strangers couches. However underneath all that baseball is among the more progressive pro sports leagues. Embracing LBGTQ players and fans alike baseball has done an admirable job of trying to end the homophobic, macho, misogynistic attitudes that are unfortunately still present in many locker rooms around the world. At the same time baseball doesn’t try to silence the players and fans from voicing their displeasure with the state of politics or the injustices of modern-day America.

Likewise it could be said that it wasn’t long ago the punk rock scene was just as full of homophobic, macho, misogynistic attitudes that make the sports world an uncomfortable place for those with alternative lifestyles. However over the years the punk scene has grown up and become a much more all-inclusive space, while also still being the conscience of America as well as the voice for the voiceless.

The ups and downs of America can be tied to both baseball and punk rock. You may have noticed that punk rock is suddenly making an impact in the music world for the first time since that Bush fella was president, and that’s no coincidence. While the NFL faces criticism for players kneeling for the anthem and the NFL turning it’s back on those players MLB has shown support for players who wish to make a “statement”, and while there is still backlash MLB isn’t blaming those players for decreased ratings.

Having more than ninety years on punk rock baseball has clearly had more time to change with the times. While both have grown and become more inclusive there’s still lot’s of work that needs to be done. But as a person who grew up in the homophobic, macho, misogynistic world of highly competitive sports, my escape from that world was punk rock and I never looked back, but now that I have I’m happy to see that the world of sports is starting to come into the 21st century. Just as I’m happy to go to a punk rock show and see people of all shapes, colours and lifestyles.

Baseball Punx does a great job of drawing the many comparisons I’ve outlined above, it’s a great piece. It’ll make you think, the people and bands in the documentary do a great job of giving us insight into why they enjoy baseball and even love it in some cases, but it also shows us how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Do yourself a favor and check it out below and be sure to check out the Baseball Punx website here. Besides how many of you know who Scott Radinsky is and why he’s the most awesome pitcher to have towed the rubber in MLB?



10 Punk Songs to Kickstart Your Week (curated by DS contributor gunnar)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands.  This week’s playlist is brought to you by staffer gunnar.

You know, Spotify makes a good discover weekly playlist, but sometimes you want something a little more targeted to what you like. If you’re reading this you probably looking forward to this playlist, so hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.  I rather dislike Monday, just as a concept, so here are a few songs to help you push through your work week: check it out below.



PUP recording a new album?

PUP seems to have revealed that they are starting work on a new album. Yesterday the band tweeted, “starting pre-production on a new record tomorrow?”

So there you go? I don’t know? Here’s a link to the tweet so you can ask them yourself?

Their last release was 2016’s “The Dream Is Over.”



PUP announces more show dates

Kick ass Canadian punk act, PUP, have announced some European tour dates for Spain and France, you can check them out below.

PUP last released “The Dream Is Over” in 2016 off Side One Dummy Records.



Brand New to headline High & Low Festival

Solid reminder! (Fans of the latest Brand New album better pay attention.) The widely respected emo rockers are topping an incredible bill at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA on the 9th of September.  The High & Low festival hits out hard with a line-up that also consists of Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan & Sara, Best Coast, PUP, Kevin Devine and many more.

Head down below to check out the full line-up.



PUP release “choose your own adventure” video for ‘Old Wounds’

The kings of the music video have been at it again. Canadian sweethearts PUP just released one of the coolest music videos ever. Seriously! You can now join the dudes on a virtual trip as their tourmanager and go through all kind of wacky adventures, just by heading down below.

‘Old Wounds’ is a single from the bands’s last album The Dream Is Over, which came out May 2016 on SideOneDummy Records.



The Menzingers announce 2018 UK tour with PUP and Cayetana

Epitaph band The Menzingers have announced their intentions to tour the UK in 2018. They’ll be joined on the road by PUP and Cayetana, hitting up six dates across England, Ireland and Scotland. You can take a look at the run below.

The Menzingers latest release was After Party which came out earlier this year.



High and Low Festival announces comedy line-up

The High and Low Festival has announced a comedy line-up curated by The Hard Times. The line-up includes Kurt Braunholer, Mike Lawrence, Cameron Esposito, Guy Branum and more.

The festival is September 9th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, CA. Music acts include Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, PUP, Best Coast, and more. Check out the fest’s event page on Facebook!



Astronautalis covers PUP’s “DVP”

Minneapolis’ Astronautalis has released a cover of PUP‘s “DVP.” The video is a part of SideOneDummy‘s Artist On Artist series on YouTube, a collection of the label’s artists covering one another.

You can watch it below.