Atlanta’s pride, punk rock band Upchuck, has always been at the center of the city’s music scene. In the midst of an ever-changing musical landscape, Upchuck stands as a testament to the power of authenticity and connection, revealing an exciting new chapter with their upcoming album, “Bite the Hand That Feeds.”

Scheduled for an October 13 release via Famous Class Records, the album’s opening track “Freaky” presents Kaila Thompson’s (KT) alter-ego in all its glory. A visceral, unapologetic call for freedom and unrestrained joy in the face of adversity, the single showcases the band’s unique blend of sonic influences.

The song’s music video, inspired by Paul Reubens’ iconic Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, only adds another layer of chaotic beauty to an already outstanding track.

Upchuck’s journey began in 2018 amidst the bustling Atlanta skate scene. A magnet for the disenchanted, Upchuck’s essence is deeply intertwined with a raw spirit of connection and camaraderie. Their debut LP, “Sense Yourself,” released in 2022, further solidified their place in the punk landscape, leading to major tours with the likes of Amyl and the Sniffers and Negative Approach.

Their latest project saw them collaborate with the multifaceted Ty Segall, recording live in the serenity of Segall’s Topanga Canyon home studio. With Segall’s expertise, the band transformed their signature live energy into a refined, razor-focused album, capturing the vibrancy and electricity of their in-person performances.

Live, Upchuck is an experience – a blend of youthful exuberance, punks, and skaters, all coming together to embrace the shared chaos. They are champions of underground shows, often taking matters into their own hands to provide fans with unforgettable experiences.

KT, the driving force behind much of the band’s lyrical content, speaks about the intent of the new album. She describes it as a reflection on the complexities of life, relationships, and the inherent contradictions of human behavior. It’s about pointing out the world’s flaws without taking a moral high ground.

directed by Ian Cone

The album is a musical rollercoaster, shifting seamlessly from high-energy dance grooves to introspective ballads. It paints a vivid picture of youth, capturing the essence of living in the moment and embracing the thrill of existence.

With “Bite the Hand That Feeds,” Upchuck offers an invitation, not a directive. They are crafting moments of joy, spaces for connection, and asking listeners to be a part of the ride. If the music makes you feel something, if it compels you to move, you’re more than just a listener; you’re a friend.

Bite the Hand That Feeds Track Listing:

01 – Freaky
02 – Hush Toy
03 – Shaken
04 – Reaper
05 – Crashing
06 – Freedoom
07 – Toothless
08 – Hierba Mala
09 – NYAG
10 – Scrugg
11 – Long Gone
12 – Crossfire
13 – It Comes

This Fall, the band returns to the touring scene, joining forces with Faye Webster for an East Coast tour. Major highlights include performances at Brooklyn Steele and D.C.’s iconic 9:30 Club. Their hometown album release party promises to be a spectacle, set to take place at Aisle 5.

Don’t miss the chance to witness Upchuck’s raw energy firsthand.

Aug 26: Durham, NC – LFG Fest at Motorco Music Hall
Sep 30: Athens, GA – September Days at Southern Brewing Company
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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