“Crashing” by Upchuck
Atlanta band Upchuck are sharing a video for their new single “Crashing”. Described as a song that embodies this lightness directly, painting a portrait of what it feels like to continue living in the face of a young love that has come to an untimely end.
Upchuck came together in 2018 through shared connections in their local skate scene. The band’s musical aspirations have always been uncomplicated. They play for each other, and for anyone who is willing to move alongside them—there are no trappings of genre worship or social politicking in their sound, only an open spirit of friendly connection. 2022 saw the release of their first LP, Sense Yourself (Famous Class), which caught on across the scene and landed them tours alongside Amyl and the Sniffers, Negative Approach, OFF! and others.
Upchuck heades to South California to record Bite the Hand That Feeds, with Ty Segall. They credit Segall, who recorded the entire record live to tape over the span of five days, with helping to elevate the arrangements of their second record to new heights. The album’s tight focus was forged in the fire of Upchuck’s live shows, speaking directly to the power of their in-person presence—these are songs meant to be heard pressed up against a barricade, blasted through dimed guitar amps placed so close to your ears that you can practically reach out and touch them.
Speaking on the importance of live performance to the band’s overall outlook, KT does not mince words: “With all of the shit life throws at you every day, sometimes I just need to release something—I need to feel freaky, to lean into my wild alter-ego. That’s what we want to give other people too—we wanna create a space for people to come and work out whatever has been dragging them down, but together, all at once.”
Next month, Upchuck are back on the road, this time with frequent collaborator and friend, Faye Webster. Highlights include three nights supporting her at NYC’s Brooklyn Steele, two nights at D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Philadelphia, Boston and more including a hometown album release party at Aisle 5.
Bite the Hand That Feeds
01 – Freaky (Official Music Video)
02 – Hush Toy
03 – Shaken
04 – Reaper
05 – Crashing (Official Music Video)
06 – Freedoom
07 – Toothless
08 – Hierba Mala
09 – NYAG
10 – Scrugg
11 – Long Gone
12 – Crossfire
13 – It Comes
Upchuck 2023 Tour Dates
Sep 30: Athens, GA – September Days at Southern Brewing Company
Oct 13: Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 (Record Release Show)
Oct 17: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ~
Oct 18: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ~
Oct 20: Boston, MA – Roadrunner ~
Oct 21: Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall ~
Oct 23: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ~
Oct 24: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ~
Oct 25: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ~
Oct 27: Toronto, ON – History ~
Oct 29: Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre ~
Oct 30: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ~
Nov 16: Atlanta, GA – The Eastern ~
Nov 17: Atlanta, GA – The Eastern ~
~ w/ Faye Webster
Pre order Bite The Hand That Feeds HERE
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