In contrast to different late-night reveals, Late Evening With Seth Meyers solely appears to e-book musical visitors when the present’s host actually likes these visitors. Thankfully for us, Seth Meyers’ profile runs in direction of jittery, literate pop-punk, which implies his present’s musical-guest performances are likely to whoop a complete lot of ass. Proper now, conceptual Canadian punk marauders PUP are on the highway behind their new LP THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, they usually performed Seth Meyers final evening, giving the present what is perhaps its most enjoyable musical second since Turnstile performed again in December.
PUP have been on Seth Meyers earlier than; they made their late-night debut on the present three years in the past. When PUP returned to Seth Meyers final week, they introduced alongside fellow pop-punk auteur Jeff Rosenstock, who performed an excellent quarantine-era Seth Meyers efficiency of his personal in 2020. When PUP performed their frantic single “Ready,” Rosenstock helped out on backup vocals and tambourine, and he additionally performed a saxophone solo that was much less ska and extra free-jazz bugout.
Late-night studios aren’t constructed for punk bands, and but PUP, together with Rosenstock, introduced all types of amped-up basement-show power to their efficiency. Rosenstock wore a PUP shirt. PUP’s Stefan Babcock wore a Shania Twain shirt. Everybody jumped round and had fun, however Rosenstock and Babcock nonetheless got here off as commanding presences. The video shouldn’t be the identical as truly seeing these guys reside, however it’s nothing to sneeze at, both. Test it out under.
THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND is out now on Little Dipper/Rise Information.