PUP – Sleep in the Heat (Official Music Video)

PUP (Photo by Boy Wonder)
(Photo by Boy Wonder)

It’s been a wild and prosperous year for Toronto punk rockers PUP. Their sophomore album The Dream is Over combined with their extensive touring has maintained the band’s place as a fan favourite.

From the release comes the single “Sleep in the Heat”, a song about an unusual, yet unforgettable friend for frontman Stephan Babcock, “[It’s] a song about my chameleon Norman, who passed away while we were writing this record”. 

Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, the new music video expands on the idea of losing a friend – no matter how many legs it walks on. “Jeremy was the one who thought we should make a video for this song. He has this really weird one-eyed grumpy cat that he loves a lot, and I guess the song got him thinking about what it’s going to be like when she’s gone. Losing a friend is something so many of us have had to deal with, which is why I think this video is so powerful.”. 

Featuring Stranger Things star and PUP-fan Finn Wolfhard, “Sleep in the Heat” continues the saga of younger versions of the band introduced in the “Guilt Trip” music video. With Wolfhard appearing as a young Babcock, the music video tells the story of finding an unlikely furry friend and the struggling of saying goodbye.

(Disclaimer: there will be tears).

Check out the video below, read our review of The Dream is Over, and head to the band’s website to get your copy. You can also catch the band on tour (dates below).

Tour dates:

Nov 17 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

Nov 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

Nov 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Nov 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt

Nov 22 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

Nov 24 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth

Nov 25 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

Nov 26 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s

Nov 27 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will

Dec 01 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa

Dec 09 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox

Dec 10 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox

Dec 15 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

Dec 16 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

Jan 23 – Antwerpen, BE – Muziekcentrum Trix

Jan 26 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow Skybar

Jan 27 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus RAW-Gelande

Jan 28 – Koln, DE – Blue Shell

Jan 29 – Paris, FR – Espace B

Jan 31 – Leeds, UK – Stylus

Feb 01 – London, UK – Koko

Feb 03 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute

Feb 04 – Glasgow, UK – QMU

Feb 05 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz

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