“Lumbering drums, jangling shakers, electronic squiggles, and lots ofâ€¦ragged shouts accompany the strutting bass line and stomping guitarâ€¦.it’s all just loose and playful enough to avoid coming across as overly nostalgic.” – Pitchfork
Drink Up Buttercup have signed with Yep Roc Records and to celebrate are giving away the single â€˜Even Thinkâ€™, a fast-paced fist-pumper, driven by frenzied organ arpeggios and swelling vocal harmonies reminiscent of the sound of Brian Wilson re-imagining The Velvet Undergroundâ€™s White Light/White Heat â€“ all recorded and mixed in less than 24 hours as a lo-fi gift for their fans sonically unique from their other recorded material. If this is the kind of studio magic that is conjured in less than one day you wonâ€™t believe your ears when you get to hear the full length coming in early 2010 recorded by Phillyâ€™s veritable go-to guy, Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos, the man responsible for the sound that graced Panda Bearâ€™s Person Pitch.
The single will be backed by an all new alternate version of the live performance fan favorite â€œHeavy Hand,” and this digital 45 can be downloaded for FREE at Yep Rocâ€™s site (Click HERE for link). And for all the vinyl junkies out there the 7â€ only version will feature a cover of the Buzzcocks classic â€œWhy Canâ€™t I Touch It.” Expect two amazing reworks of the single courtesy of electro-pop meastro Cale Parks and renowned party-starter Andrew WK.
Drink Up Buttercup is truly the story of hard work and dedication. There was no stumbling upon an album deal, they earned it the good old-fashioned way by working their backsides off for it. This year alone they released a 7â€ (Sosey&Dosey/Farewell Captain) on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift), recorded an entire full-length album, all while playing 60+ self-booked shows. Theyâ€™ve shared the stage with the likes of Bishop Allen, The Fiery Furnaces, Tune-Yards, Clues, Marnie Stern and Free Energy and if you were lucky enough to catch them live at SXSW, New Yorkâ€™s After The Jump or the countless other shows, consider yourself a member of a privileged club because it wonâ€™t be as exclusive for too much longer.
Always planning the next trip, Drink Up Buttercup will be hitting the road again introducing more people to the onstage fracas of fretboards, drumsticks, elbows, metal lockers, mannequin heads, and trashcan lids thrashing through the air. Yet somehow avoiding serious injury to themselves, and always leaving the audience exhausted but eager for more in fashion that The New York Times declares â€œmesmerizes and clobbers live.â€
â€œBeatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way.” – Brooklyn Vegan
Donâ€™t miss outâ€¦.
10/13 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
10/18 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/21 – Cake Shop – New York, NY (CMJ)
10/23 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ)