Local punk outfit PUP have announced a six-song live EP of songs recorded at various Toronto shows earlier this year. PUP Unravels Live in Front of Everyone They Know will be released on October 12, 2022 via Little Dipper Records/Universal Music Canada.
The announcement arrived with live versions of “Robot Writes A Love Song” and “Matilda.
“Hometown shows always kinda trip me out,” vocalist/guitarist Stefan Babcock said in a release. “On one hand, they are the most fun shows to play. Toronto has always rallied behind us and we are so lucky to feel that love. But they are also stressful because you don’t want to screw up in front of everyone you know. All of our families, friends, frenemies, the guy who used to sell me weed at the Wendy’s Drivethru, kids I went to elementary school with, my parents’ neighbours. It’s a lot. I think that sort of anxious chaotic energy is captured on these recordings. PUP live is PUP at our best and also at our worst. Raw, scrappy, and holding on for dear life.”
Listen to live versions of “Robot Writes A Love Song” and “Matilda” below.
PUP released their critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, The Unraveling of PUPTheBand earlier this year.
PUP play two shows in Western Canada this weekend before embarking on a US tour next week.
PUP Unravels Live In Front Of Everyone They Know Tracklist
1. “Four Chords” (Live in Toronto / 2022)
2. “Totally Fine” (Live in Toronto / 2022)
3. “Robot Writes A Love Song” (Live in Toronto / 2022)
4. “Matilda” (Live in Toronto / 2022)
5. “Relentless” (Live in Toronto / 2022)
6. “PUPTHEBAND Inc. Is Filing For Bankruptcy” (Live in Toronto / 2022)