While they’ve kept up a steady touring schedule, one-time Band To Watch PUP have been quiet music-wise since their 2014 self-titled debut, but they’re back today with their first new song in almost two years. “DVP” sees the band operating at full capacity, blending their hardcore and pop tendencies more seamlessly than ever before. Mile-a-minute ramshackle punk stumbles into a killer harmony, all bolstered by emotionally bare lyrics like “Three beers and I’m so messed up/ Get drunk and I can’t shut up/ She says that I drink too much, fucked up and she hates my guts.” The song sounds as out-of-control as the wildly uncontrollable sentiments behind it. A welcome return for some of Toronto’s finest — listen below.
A new PUP album is out later this year.