UPCHUCK Release New Album Bite the Hand That Feeds + Tour w/ Faye Webster
UPCHUCK unleash their new album Bite the Hand That Feeds via Famous Class. On the forefront of Atlanta’s thriving punk community, UPCHUCK are bound together by a purity of intention, an organic loyalty to a thick knot of uncalculated friendships, struggles, and desires. The album offers a sonic portrait of what it feels like to be young and caught up in the thrill of it all, coursing between ripping dance grooves and thundering dirges, anti-self-serious crowd anthems and charming pop hooks.
These are songs about the joy of continuing to live, songs that find each other in the rush of a crushing reality, propelling the listener onward towards a collective release. Themes of surviving through the night, youth-blinded love and chaotic street protests are subsumed under a single unifying thread: the needs we have for one another, our shared hunger for connection. In a world saturated with arbitrary rules and paper-thin moralism, UPCHUCK offer freedom through sensation, a type of unserious transcendence found through the swirl of bodies melting into one another in the passion of dance.
Formed in 2018 through shared connections in Atlanta’s teeming skate scene, UPCHUCK’s musical aspirations have always been uncomplicated. They play for each other, and for anyone who is willing to move alongside them. 2022 saw the release of their first LP, Sense Yourself (Famous Class), which spread like wildfire across the scene and landed them tours alongside Amyl and the Sniffers, Negative Approach, OFF! and others.
For their follow up, UPCHUCK absconded to SoCal to record Bite the Hand That Feeds, enlisting the production talents of Ty Segall. UPCHUCK credits 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 bold new heights. The album’s razor 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.
Live footage of UPCHUCK’s set is an undeniable spectacle within itself: before a single note is hit, oceans of teenage degenerates, punks, hoodie laden indie kids, and sneaker clad skaters. UPCHUCK places heavy emphasis upon the special quality of these shared moments with the crowd, often putting on their own shows in repurposed locations.
Now they’ll hit the road 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. For tickets go here, for all dates see below.
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
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