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It’s been one hell of a Spring for Toronto punks, PUP. The band recently wrapped up their first full US tour and earlier this month, left SXSW in their dust with memorable performances alongside OFF!, The Black Lips and more. With just one week to go before their debut album comes out on April 8, today the band is streaming their entire new album via YouTube. To celebrate everything, PUP will return to NY for a Village Voice-sponsored record release show on April 12 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with more bands to be announced soon.

Toronto, Canada continues to produce bad-ass bands at an near alarming rate. But no one’s fucking complaining, cause that’s a good problem to have. Enter the relatively new punk rock quartet PUP. These guys are new (duh!), raucous, and fall into the aforementioned “bad-ass” bracket. With their self-titled debut out now in Canada and set to drop everywhere else on April 8th, we grabbed (not literally… that isn’t nice and we’re Canadian) guitarist Steven Sladkowski to find out more about the record and his gear. Word.