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When I caught the Vancouver soundcheck of old friends and Toronto punk band PUP, the boys were trying to make a song from the new record, The Dream Is Over, work in their live set. At that point, PUP were three months into a world tour so I was shocked that by then every song on the record hadn’t been played over and over and over.
I hung out with Stefan from PUP as he waited for his sister to come pick him up for dinner. Which song from the new record The Dream Is Over do they still not play live? How can a tour can make you want to kill your best friends? How do the members of PUP break from punk band cliches? What is the song “DVP” about? Which PUP song is about a pet lizard? What would a love song from PUP sound like? Which song from the first record will the band never stop playing live and why? Which song was inspired by a girl calling Stefan a piece of shit? What “not loud” music are the guys in the band enjoying right now? What’s Stefan‘s favorite type of sushi? Which song does the band consider “just for them?” You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show…
1) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will”
2) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “DVP”
3) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Sleep In The Heat”
4) PUP (the band), PUP (2013) “Guilt Trip” (mp3)
5) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “My Life is Over and I Couldn’t Be Happier”
6) PUP (the band), “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (unreleased Phantogram cover)**
7) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Familiar Patterns”
ALL songs CANCON–except **
You can also listen to the radio length edition of the show.
Last year PUP the band exploded from the Toronto punk scene, winning accolades and earning spots on many lists of “bands to watch.” This year, things can only get better for them. I chatted with Stefan and Steve about everything from musical paths not taken by PUP to keeping every show “do or die” to everyone in the band showing each other their penises.
This interview is one of my recent favorites. Listen!
PUP “Reservoir” My favorite PUP track.
PUP “Lionheart” I don’t play “Lionheart” on the show, but Stefan and Steve insisted on telling me the secret origin of this track anyway.
PUP the band is back in Vancouver March 3rd at the Media Club. See you there! (It’s your chance to be able to say, “I saw them back when…”)