Toronto’s pride, PUP has just given us a taste of what to expect from their highly-anticipated sophomore record. The band released a lyric video for a new song called “DVP”, which features a combination of retro video game footage, with PUP’s own punk flair.
Since its Soundcloud release, “DVP” has already gotten over 120,000 plays and positive feedback from fans anticipating what else is to come from the band. The idea for the video comes from PUP’s childhood growth into gaming (according to Exclaim!), with the help of creator Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux.
“The four of us grew up in the golden-age of spastic, seizure inducing video games,” said drummer Zack Mykula in a press release. “Our best bud Jeremy had the idea to smash together scenes from some of our favourite games in a hot pile of ADHD-insanity. Turns out that pairs really well with our music. Go figure.”
The lyrics fit perfectly into the dialogue boxes of each video game, providing us with an angsty twist on Super Mario Bros., Mortal Combat, Pokemon, and other games we all grew up loving.
Check out the video for PUP’s “DVP” above and catch them at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 26.