BIG UPS announce LP and new track

BIG UPS announce LP "Before A Million Universes'', share lead single "National Parks"

Big Ups have announced the follow-up to their 2014 release, Eighteen Hours of Static. The New York four-piece, ­­comprised of Joe Galarraga (Vocals), Amar Lal (Guitar), Carlos Salguero Jr. (Bass), and Brendan Finn (Drums), will release their second full-length, Before a Million Universes, on March 4th in the US via Exploding In Sound Records, and Tough Love in the UK.

Following the record’s first teaser “Capitalized” (which appeared online before Christmas alongside plans for a spring UK/EU tour), the band have also shared a second taster of Before a Million Universes in the guise of the angular cyclone that is “National Parks”: the album’s emotional and musical core, a song that Galarraga wrote as a tribute to the sacrifices his mother made to raise him.

We’re led through the anger and bewilderment at his mom’s solitary walks through their neighborhood and the selfishness inherent to childhood and into a coda where you can almost see the sun streaming through the trees of Galarraga’s park, drums steady and swelling, a transition in tone and mood that this band has nearly perfected. “I think I saw her say to herself, this is everything I’ve missed.”

The album draws its title from a Walt Whitman quote (“let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes”). Big Ups will travel south to Texas this March for SXSW and upon returning home will fly to Europe for a month long tour.


01. Contain Myself
02. Capitalized
03. Posture
04. Feathers Of Yes
05. Meet Where We Are
06. Negative (Intro)
07. Negative
08. Hope For Someone
09. Knight
10. National Parks
11. So Much You
12. Proximity Effect
13. Yawp


01/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
03/09 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
03/11 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
03/13 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
03/15-03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
03/29 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
03/30 – London, UK @ The Lexington
03/31 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
04/01 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
04/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
04/04 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
04/05 – Paris, FR @ Mecanique Ondulatorie
04/06 – Brussels, BE @ VK
04/08 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
04/09 – Eindhoven, NL @ Area 51 Skate Park
04/10 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
04/11 – Vienna, AT @ B72
04/12 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
04/13 – Mila, IT @ Ligera
04/14 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
04/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
04/18 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
04/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
04/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ OT301