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PUP (Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins)




Praise for PUP + Morbid Stuff:

“These guys are heroes.” – NPR Music’s Robin Hilton

“If you’re gonna start a record, you might as well do it right. I just cannot get enough of this record. I think it’s one of my favorite records of the year. Easily…musically it’s explosive. It is huge.” – NPR Music’s New Music Friday Podcast

“‘Morbid Stuff’ is the angriest PUP has ever sounded. But it’s not a cry for help. It’s a cry of freedom, the sound of a band realizing that anger is liberating…” – Pitchfork (7.9)

“Morbid Stuff [is] another collection of explosively catchy anthem/tantrums…[PUP] still sound about as vibrant and youthful as a rock band can. It’s invigorating. It’s harrowing. It rules. Fuck with it.” – Stereogum

“Along with the band’s songwriting, Babcock’s point of view has sharpened further and grown even more candid, grappling with his own depression and repurposing the band’s most crippling doubts into addictive hooks.” – Vulture

“With ‘Morbid Stuff,’ the Toronto band made the best album of their career.” – Noisey

“”PUP’s third album Morbid Stuff is by far their best yet, and already one of the best punk albums of the year.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“The beauty of PUP is that the band writes confident, catchy punk songs that are fueled, almost exclusively, by anxiety and indecision. On [‘Morbid Stuff’], PUP offers up a new batch of songs that all play like stadium-punk anthems, but Stefan Babcock is still singing about every stupid thing he’s ever said or done. ” – The A.V. Club

“[‘Morbid Stuff’ is] the year’s catchiest, darkest, and overall best punk album” – Uproxx

“Morbid Stuff just still sounds like friends having fun and making catchy, cathartic punk anthems for teens and almost-adults alike — offering a brief, but much needed respite from the hell that is everyday life…their strongest album to date.” – Exclaim! (9/10)

“A refreshing, sarcastic antidote to fighting misery with the usual greetings card-meets-motivational poster sentiment, ‘Morbid Stuff’ secures PUP’s position at the top of the present-day punk rock pile.” – NME (4/5)

Toronto, Ontario’s PUP are psyched to release their newest video for the song “Sibling Rivalry,” one of the standout songs on their critically acclaimed new album, Morbid Stuff, out now on Little Dipper/Rise. Animated by Martin MacPherson, the “Sibling Rivalry” video tells the story of lead singer Stefan Babcock’s camping adventure with his sister which — in typical PUP tradition — goes horribly, terribly wrong…


Says Babcock about the video, “My sister and I go on pretty wild camping trips every year. Each year they get crazier and crazier, because we’re constantly trying to out-dumb one another. This song is about a couple of those trips. In order to tell some of these very stupid stories, I’ve started drawing really shitty comics. 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, my pal Marty is really creative and incredibly good at animation, and he really helped bring these stories to life in this video.”

Formed in Toronto five years ago, PUP — comprised of Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladowski — quickly became favorites of the punk scene with their first two, critically-beloved albums, winning accolades everywhere from the New York Times to Pitchfork, from NPR and Rolling Stone, and more. Now, with Morbid Stuff, PUP have grown up and doubled down on everything that made you love their first two records. It’s gang’s-all-here vocals, guitarmonies, and lyrics about death. Lots of them. Fitting to their ethos, their new album takes the dichotomy of fun and emotional wreckage in their songs and teeters between gleeful chaos and bleak oblivion while wielding some of the best choruses the band has ever written. It’s the most insightful, sweetest, funniest, sickest, angriest, saddest and most inescapably desperate collection of songs they’ve recorded to date. If their self-titled record was the fuse and The Dream Is Over was the bomb going off, Morbid Stuff is your family sifting through the rubble, only to find you giggling while you bleed to death.

Watch the video for “Kids” HERE

Watch the video for “Free At Last” HERE

Morbid Stuff is out NOW via Little Dipper/Rise Records. Buy it HERE.


The Morbid Stuff Tour-Pocalypse 2019
August 10 – Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara
August 11 – Budapest – Dürer Kert
August 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Cafe V Lese
September 8 – Edmonton, Canada – SONiC Field Day
September 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall ^ *
September 12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^ *
September 13 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! ^ *
September 14 – Richmond, VA – The National ^ *
September 16 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall ^ &
September 17 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ^ &
September 18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room ^ &
September 19 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham ^ &
September 21 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^ &
September 22 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^ &
September 23 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^ &
September 24 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall ^ &
September 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre ^ &
September 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^ &
September 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ^ &
September 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at the Intersection ^ &
October 7 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom +
October 8 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre +
October 9 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre +
October 11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall +
October 13 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre +
October 14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre +
October 17 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House +
October 22 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Corona
October 23 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
October 25 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom (Halifax) ** SOLD OUT**
October 26 – St. John’s, NL – Club One
November 6 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg Oz
November 7 – Cologne, DE – Luxor
November 9 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
November 10 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
November 11 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
November 13 – Vienna, AT – Chelsea
November 14 – Munich, DE – Backstage Halle
November 15 – Milan, IT – Ohibo
November 17 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
November 18 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
November 20 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
November 21 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
November 22 – Bristol, UK – SWX
November 23 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
November 25 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
November 26 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
November 28 – Newcastle, UK – The Riverside
November 29 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 2
November 30 – Southampton, UK – The Loft **SOLD OUT**

^ with support from Illuminati Hotties
+ with support from Charly Bliss
* with support from AJJ
& with support from Potty Mouth

6/27/19 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic **SOLD OUT**
6/28/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/29/19 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre **SOLD OUT**
7/1/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf **SOLD OUT**
7/2/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom **SOLD OUT**
7/3/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory **SOLD OUT**
7/6/19 Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest
7/21/19 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach (with Twin Peaks, Cayetana, and Partner)
8/9/19 – Tolmin, SI @ Punk Rock Holiday
8/14/19 – Bellaria-Igea Marina, IT @ Bay Fest
8/16/19 – 8/18/19 – Grosspösna, DE @ Highfield Festival
8/17/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/20/19 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol **SOLD OUT**
8/21/19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham **SOLD OUT**
8/23/19 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/24/19 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival


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