The New York hardcore band Big Ups have announced that they’re going on an indefinite hiatus. They’ll be wrapping up this chapter of the band with a series of Northeast shows early next year. The group got its start in 2010 and released three full-length albums: 2014’s Eighteen Hours Of Static, 2016’s Before A Million Universes, and 2018’s Two Parts Together. The first two were our Albums Of The Week when they came out; the third one probably should have been.
“Like so many bands before us, the time has come for Big Ups to take an indefinite hiatus,” they wrote in a statement. “We have decided to not continue with the band while we take time to pursue other things. Since 2010, the four of us have dedicated ourselves to this project in a way that often neglects other aspects and dimensions of ourselves and our lives. It’s time for us to branch out and grow. We’ve had a really great run, a really great time, and we’ve accomplished all that we’ve wanted to and more.”
Read the full statement below and check out their final shows (for now, at least).
Good morning 🌞 RIP to us, Big Ups. Go vote tomorrow (but not for Republicans). Thanks for listening. Photo from January 2012 ✌️ pic.twitter.com/VKWPNSo1Kf
— bog imps (@wearebigups) November 5, 2018
01/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
01/05 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
01/11 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
01/12 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
01/18 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
All of Big Ups’ music is available here.