Under normal circumstances, local punk heroes PUP would probably be on their 183rd day of tour this year today. Instead, the band will be releasing a live album on Friday, which will only be available for one day.
Live at the Electric Ballroom, which was recorded in London last year, arrives on Bandcamp on Friday. The service is waiving fees and providing them directly to artists again on July 3. In turn, PUP will donate half of the proceeds from the album’s sales to Critical Resistance and Breakaway Addiction Services.
THIS FRIDAY 7/3 “PUP LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM” will be available for download for 1 DAY AND 1 DAY ONLY. Then it's gone for good. $10 available exclusively on @Bandcamp. 50% of proceeds to Critical Resistance + Breakaway Addictions Services in Toronto. https://t.co/49IcZU0rTH pic.twitter.com/zWoU7lXg73
— PUP (@puptheband) July 1, 2020
More, via PUP:
“We never planned on putting these recordings out, because we expected them to suck. They were mostly just for ourselves, to mark what we considered to be a pretty big moment in our careers. But turns out, they suck a bit less than we expected. So in typical PUP fashion we made a plan to release them in a self-sabotaging, stupid way. The record will be sold for one day only. After that, it’s gone. Everyone we work with told us it’s a terrible idea. And they are definitely right. But one of the reasons we love working with them is because sometimes they agree to let us fuck up on our own terms, and rally behind us in a supportive way. Thanks guys.“
The album will cost $10, and with a significant portion going directly to a great cause, there’s no reason not to grab yourself some live PUP action and help out.