• Playlist

    The New Class of Canada’s Hardcore/Punk Scene

    Toronto's PUP are gearing up to release their sophomore LP, 'The Dream Is Over.' Let's explore the bands that are putting the land up north on the heavy music map

    • Pup

      Pup felt like Toronto's best kept secret, a band that makes completely unpretentious, inherently uncool pop-punk rock. It's their accessibility that gets them on this list: It sounds like your childhood, updated, with some Titus Andronicus–channeling riffage. Their new album, The Dream Is Over, is a triumph in that regard.