PUP don’t have many songs out, but the brilliance of the tunes we’ve heard was enough to make them a Band To Watch. There’s still a little bit of a wait before more details of their debut album (due out before the end of the year), but in the meantime they’ve released the very bloody (if the above image didn’t tip you off) music video for “Reservoir.” The video could almost be a dark joke on all the times bands are onstage rocking out their hardest — surroundings, safety, and their bodies be damned. As they play harder and harder things start to get bloody. Cymbals break, fly, and impale band members while a bass string snaps, whips and cuts open the bassist’s face (nothing a bandage and a staple gun can’t fix) along with more mayhem that would be a shame to spoil. It might sound gross, but when it’s being soundtracked by one of the best punk songs of the summer, it ends up being supremely satisfying. Check it out below, and catch them at CMJ on 10/15 with Greys, Ovlov and Hunters at Cameo Gallery.
PUP’s currently untitled album is out this year on Royal Mountain Records.