Big Ups – “Imaginary Dog Walker”

New York punk/post-hardcore quartet Big Ups are returning later this month with Two Parts Together, the follow-up to their excellent 2016 album Before A Million Universes. We’ve already heard two songs, the hard-charging “PPP” and “Fear,” and now we’re getting a third.

New song “Imaginary Dog Walker” is Two Parts Together’s sprawling, ruminative closing track, and its philosophical musings take on nothing less than the nature of human existence itself. Slowly simmering over the course of its five-minute runtime, the song’s thunderous climax finds frontman Joe Galarraga’s deadpan spoken-word delivery flaring up into a full-on howl.

Listen to “Imaginary Dog Walker” and check out Big Ups’ upcoming tour dates below.

05/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot ^
05/23 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
05/24 Dresden, DE @ Groovestation
05/25 Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
05/27 Krakow, PL @ Green Zoo Festival *
05/29 Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom *
05/30 Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
05/31 Ljubljana, SI @ Gala Hala
06/02 Amsterdam, NL @ CineTol
06/03 Utrecht, NL @ Culturele Zondagen
06/03 Rotterdam, NL @ V11
06/04 Groningen, NL @ Vera
06/05 Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
06/07 Paris, FR @ The Olympic Cafe
06/08 Poiters, FR @ Conforte Moderne
06/09 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
06/10 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social CLub
06/11 Newport, UK @ Le Pub
06/13 Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
06/14 London, UK @ Birthdays
07/11 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
07/13 Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar
07/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
07/16 Arcata, CA @ Outer Space
07/18 Portland, OR @ Black Water
07/19 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
07/20 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
07/21 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project

^ Record Release Show w/ LVL UP, Human People, and Water From Your Eyes
* w/ Melkbelly

Two Parts Together is out 5/18 via Exploding In Sound. Pre-order it here.

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