Toronto pop-punk band PUP have been touring all over the globe from their native Canada to the US to Europe to Australia. The Band To Watch alums just released a new video for “Dark Days” showing how taxing tour life can be via animation. The cartoon video by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack follows the band’s tour in North America and Europe, showing the highs and the lows of life on the road. Even with all the injuries, the alcohol poisoning, and the never-ending exhaustion, there are moments that remind them why they are a band. One scene shows the band climbing on the roof of their van to look at the Northern Lights. The end makes up for everything the band’s gone through — gear being stolen, playing empty gigs, being accosted in the bathroom, etc. — when they share the sketches of their Instagram pics with all the amazing things they’ve done. Then, the real video clip of PUP exiting the stage shows just how far this band has come with a room packed to the brim of cheering fans. Watch below.
PUP’s self-titled album is out now on SideOneDummy.