Florida-based Astronautalis are set to run a Canadian tour this month, with a stop planned in our town, and hometown of their labelmates: PUP.
To kick things off, the American MC performed and filmed a cover of “DVP” from PUP’s 2016 album The Dream Is Over as part of SideOneDummy’s “Artist to Artist” video series.
Astronautalis said he discovered PUP when he was signed to SideOneDummy (to which PUP are signed to in the states, Royal Mountain Records in Canada), and decided to check out the other bands on the label. He said, as the “owner of gold teeth” he was drawn to the album art for PUP’s debut, self-titled album. In a post he explained how he came to know and love the Canadian gems:
Before I signed to SideOneDummy records, I started checking out other bands on their roster. I, being a rapper from Florida and owner of gold teeth, was instantly drawn to the cover of the self-titled PUP album. I played that album front to back, over and over…I was obsessed. Honestly, it had been a long time since I had been that excited by a band with guitars (again, rapper from Florida). Around the same time, PUP released “DVP” on Soundcloud, and I must have listened to it 1000 times. I HATE the Soundcloud app, but I used it nonstop, for days and days… just to listen to that damn song.
What I am trying to say is, I fucking love that band, and I fucking love this song. So while we were all on the road together, I got my friend Bird Peterson to rework the music into a grimy ass beat, Fadeaway Jumpers added synths and vocals, and then we all fell into the SideOneDummy offices to yell and sweat it out one morning!
And here you have it!
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While you’re here, please enjoy PUP’s incredible music video for “DVP” below:
Astronautalis Tour Dates:
05/18 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
05/19 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
05/20 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
05/24 Waterloo, ON – The Starlight
05/26 Toronto, ON – The Cave
05/27 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
05/28 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle