PUP have shared their new cover of Grandaddy’s “A.M. 180.”
“Grandaddy are one of the unsung hero bands of indie rock,” says Pup’s drummer Zack Mykula. “A best kept secret. I mean, forgive me for going ham, but this song is like a lily in an otherwise barren valley. An outstanding piece of songwriting, doing more with less than most any other song of the same caliber. So, that’s why we decided to cover it.”
The song was recorded by bassist Nestor Chumak and mixed by Dave Schiffman. Check it out below.
PUP also announced their new issues of PUPTHEZINE Vol. 4 titled “QUARANZINE.” The issue features cut-out PUP figurines, a postcard, each band members’ resume, guitar tabs for “Anaphylaxis,” a pedal board breakdown, a flexi-disc of a ska song written in quarantine, and more.
The zine was created during the start of mandatory quarantine and is described as a “time capsule” of the band when they were “bored as fuck, fresh off a canceled tour, trying to create something as silly as possible because, at the time, we wanted a distraction.”
They go on to say “Although it doesn’t necessarily represent our current emotional states, we had a good laugh making it and had a good laugh revisiting it all these months later. Honestly, that’s why we started making these zines in the first place. If you buy this thing, we hope it helps you find a bit of levity in what has been an incredibly bleak few months.”
Order the zine here.