Pre-order PUP's new album on black/magenta/red splatter vinyl.

PUP have shared the third single off their anticipated Peter Katis-produced fourth album THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, "Matilda." It follows the rippin' "Waiting" and the more subdued "Robot Writes A Love Song," and this one's somewhere in the middle, with breezy indie rock verses that explode into a classic PUP chorus. It's named after frontman Stefan Babcock's guitar, as he explains:

Matilda is the name of my favourite guitar. She was a gift from my friend Ryan, after watching me accidentally break the only guitar I owned in the middle of a long tour. I had no money to buy a replacement, and Ryan’s act of kindness is up there on my list of “nicest things anyone’s ever done for me”. I played Matilda nonstop for 7 years at every PUP show, even when my bandmates started complaining that she sounded like shit. As the band got bigger, the pressure to sound better was building and so I bought a “good” guitar and played Matilda less and less. Before I knew it I hadn’t played her in over a year. I wrote this song based on this intense feeling of guilt and sadness and shame and nostalgia and regret, watching her rot away in a corner. I love this guitar and I love Ryan and wanted to do right by them, and I felt like I’d failed them both. I convinced the band that Matilda deserved one last rip on a PUP record, and I played her during the bridge of this song. It sounds so shitty. But good shitty. Great shitty. For me, it was the most joyful and cathartic moment in the entire making of this record.

Listen and watch the Jefferson Dutton-directed video below.

PUP have also added more dates to their tour, including a run with Oceanator. The tour includes previously announced NYC-area shows on May 9 at Starland Ballroom and May 11 at Terminal 5 with Sheer Mag and Pinkshift, as well as Coachella, Shaky Knees, and more. All dates are listed below.

THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND comes out 4/1 via Little Dipper/Rise. Pre-order it on black/magenta/red splatter vinyl in our store, where we've got older PUP albums on color vinyl too.

PUP -- 2022 Tour Dates
3/26/22 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre Music Theatre !
3/27/22 - Hamilton, ON @ Bridgeworks ! [SOLD OUT]
3/28/22 - Kingston, ON @ The Ale House  !
3/29/22 - Peterborough, ON @ The Venue !
4/1/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre *^
4/2/22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *^
4/3/22 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *^
4/5/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore *^
4/8/22 - Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom ^
4/9/22 - Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom ^ [SOLD OUT]
4/10/22 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo ^
4/11/22 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom +^
4/13/22 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades +^
4/15/22 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
4/16/22 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren +^
4/17/22 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah + [SOLD OUT]
4/18/22 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^ [SOLD OUT]
4/20/22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield+^
4/21/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda #^
4/22/22 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
4/24/22 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre +^
4/25/22 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater +^
4/27/22 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater +^
4/28/22 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues +^
4/29/22 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater +^
5/1/22 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/3/22 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel +^
5/4/22 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz +^
5/5/22 - Richmond, VA @ The National +^
5/6/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall +^
5/7/22 - Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring +^
5/9/22 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom +^
5/10/22 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues +^
5/11/22 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 +^
5/13/22 - Montreal, QC @ MTelus +^
5/14/22 - Toronto, ON @ History +^ [SOLD OUT]
5/15/22 - Toronto, ON @ History +^
6/3/22 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues $
6/4/22 - Royal Oak, MI @ The Royal Oak $
6/5/22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s $
6/6/22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom $
6/8/22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Annex $
6/9/22 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada $
6/10/22 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant $
6/11/22 - Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl $
6/13/22 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall $
6/14/22 - Columbia, SC @ The Senate $
6/15/22 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa $
6/17/22 - Holyoke, MA @ Race Street Block Party $
6/18/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall $
7/8/22 - Cheltenham, UK @ 2000trees Festival
7/23/22 - Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour in the Grass
8/24/22 - 8/27/22 - Málaga, Spain @ Canela Party Festival
10/12/22 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett Students Union
10/13/22 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
10/14/22 - London, UK @ The Roundhouse
10/16/22 - Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers
10/17/22 - Dublin, IE @ Academy 2
10/19/22 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk
10/20/22 - Bristol, UK @ SWX
10/21/22 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
10/23/22 - Paris, FR @ Backstage
10/24/22 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/25/22 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/26/22 - Köln, DE @ Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
10/28/22 - Berlin, DE @ So36
10/29/22 - Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy
10/30/22 - Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe
11/01/22 - Milan, IT @ Bloom
11/02/22 - Munich, DE @ Strom
11/03/22 - Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
11/05/22 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

! with support from Casper Skulls
# with support from Skegss
^ with support from Pinkshift
$ with support from Oceanator
* with support from Cloud Nothings
+ with support from Sheer Mag

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