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TLV075: Big Ups - Rash/Not Today

by Big Ups


Limited edition transparent vinyl 7" of two brand new Big Ups tracks.

Out 27th October, pre-order ships a week before

A. Rash
B. Not Today

Following the release of their debut album in January, Big Ups return with a new two-track 7” on October 27th. In July 2014, Big Ups took an extended nap and somehow woke up in THUMP Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They decided to try to record a few new songs, and - despite the band's grogginess- they actually finished the recordings. These new songs are coming out on a 7" vinyl record with separate releases in Europe & the USA. The single Rash b/w Not Today will be released via Tough Love Records in Europe on October 27th 2014.

Brendan Finn, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, and Carlos Salguero Jr. met whilst learning about specifications of Cat 5 cables in New York City. Shortly after, they formed a band. Big Ups – since 2010 – blend punk, post-punk, metal, and indie rock into a salty mash that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. At their brightest, they have been likened to The Descendents, but at their sludgiest, they call to mind bands like Pissed Jeans and The Jesus Lizard.

Big Ups released their debut 11-track LP, Eighteen Hours of Static (Dead Labour/Tough Love Records) in the beginning of 2014. Since the album's release, Big Ups toured Europe on three separate occasions, and in May were labeled NME’s number one band at The Great Escape.