Big Ups return with “PPP”

New album out in May.

March 06, 2018
Big Ups return with “PPP” Big Ups   Montana Elliot

Here's some good news for fans of post-hardcore jams and cathartic live shows: Brooklyn punks Big Ups have a third full-length album in the works. It's called Two Parts Together and it comes out in May on Exploding in Sound.

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Today we're debuting that record's first single. Called "PPP," and not to be confused with the wintry Beach House tearjerker of the same name, it's a superstitious thrasher with fist-fight drums and menacing riffs. "Look into the crystal, and see what you wanna see, you wanna see, you wanna see," goes its mantra-like hook, screamed by Joe Galarraga with a mix of confusion and suspicion.

"We wrote this song before we realized there was a Beach House song with the same name — whoops," Galarraga said over email. "'PPP' is about the power of mystery; it plays with the idea that psychics will see the future in a crystal ball. But what if the crystal breaks and refracts the vision, like a prism? Or magnifies it?

"A lot of the songs on Two Parts Together focus on unknowability," he adds, "and this song flips the script on a psychic reading.” Hit play below.

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Big Ups return with “PPP”
Two Parts Together comes out May 18 on Exploding in Sound.

Big Ups photo by Montana Elliot

Big Ups return with “PPP”