One of Dylan’s personal faves, we tackled PUP’s second full release, The Dream is Over. These Toronto-based punk rockers are reinvigorating the genre, making a fan out of Jesse, and managing to pull themes of depression, death, angst and acceptance into a solid and varied record. With as many complex narratives as there are straightforward loud-fun-angry tracks, it’s a safe bet to say their dream is only beginning.
A project apart for Jamie Reaume of Cowboys in Cardigans, it’s an atmospheric rock record called quite appropriately, The Moon Landing. One part complex and psychedelic instrumentals, one part late 90’s sexy slimy alt rock, it’s absolutely worth the trip. Jess and Dylan explore themes of depression and anxiety, and also Ridley Scott’s impossibly positive “The Martian.” Get in the loop and don’t forget to bring your friends to our showcase June 30th at the Hideout!