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PUP tells an outlaw origin story in the video for "Guilt Trip"

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The story of Toronto’s PUP is a classic rock ‘n’ roll tale, one that saw the band members quit their day jobs and dedicate themselves to the rigmarole of band life. The gambit paid off, with PUP getting scooped up by SideOneDummy Records for the band’s debut, a no-frills, self-titled affair that was released in April. The album opener “Guilt Trip” sets the stage for the album with its defiant power chord chugs and sing-along choruses. It’s fitting that the video for “Guilt Trip” takes the rock ‘n’ roll romanticism of PUP’s origin and dramatizes it, bringing the Toronto punk band together as kids, united through a series of misfortunes that turn the innocent adolescents into the beer-guzzling bunch it is today.

The A.V. Club is premiering the Chandler Levack & Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux directed video for “Guilt Trip,” which can be found below along with the dates for PUP’s tour with The Menzingers.

PUP tour 2014
May 29—The Met—Providence, Rhode Island
May 30—Webster Hall—New York, New York
May 31—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
June 1—Rock and Roll Hotel—Washington D.C.
June 2—The Bugjar—Rochester, New York
June 3—Opera House—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 4—Grog Shop—Cleveland, Ohio
June 5—Altar Bar—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
June 6—Bottom Lounge—Chicago, Illinois
June 7—Triple Rock—Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 8—Vaudeville Mews—Des Moines, Iowa
June 10—River Music Experience—Davenport, Iowa
June 11—Firebird—St. Louis, Missouri
June 13—Marquis Theatre—Denver, Colorado
June 14—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, Utah
June 15—The Shredder—Boise, Idaho
June 17—El Corazon—Seattle, Washington
June 18—Branx—Portland, Oregon
June 20—Slims—San Francisco, California
June 21—The Roxy—Los Angeles, California
June 22—The Irenic—San Diego, California  
June 23—Pub Rock—Phoenix, Arizona 
June 24—Launchpad—Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 26—Red 7—Austin, Texas
June 29—Fitzgeralds—Houston, Texas
June 30—Siberia—New Orleans, Louisiana
July 2—Orpheum—Tampa, Florida
July 3—The Social—Orlando, Florida  
July 4—The Masquerade—Atlanta, Georgia  
July 5—Strange Matter—Richmond, Virginia
July 6—Ottobar—Baltimore, Maryland

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