Following their critically acclaimed 2019 album, Morbid Stuff, and 2020's raucous This Place Sucks Ass EP, PUP are back with their fourth album, their most ambitious release to date. Recorded with Grammy winning producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Kurt Vile), the band spent five weeks in the summer of 2021, recording and mixing the typically furious and anthemic songs that would become The Unraveling Of PUPTHEBAND.
The critical darling band has been met with their share of success over the last eight years—winning a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, being shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, write ups and accolades everywhere from the New York Times to Pitchfork to NPR and playing venues around the world packed with rabid fans. They have performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and played at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and Riot Fest.
Every PUP record arrives with an implied “contents under pressure” warning; the tension between the band’s instinct for the melodic and its gift for chaos propels the songs forward while making them also seem close to flying apart in a horrifying spray of tears and gore. The Unraveling Of PUPTHEBAND is the sound of a band that is not just comfortable with but in command of that chaos.