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Watch PUP Destroy Their Car in Demolition Derby for ‘Mabu’ Video

Canadian punks give the vehicle a violent but respectful send-off

Toronto punks PUP dropped their self-titled debut album way back in April, but they’ve just now released a music video for “Mabu,” a track named after the band’s long-beloved car. In the above clip, the foursome admits that the vehicle is “on her last legs,” so they’ve decided to put Mabu out to pasture by entering her in a demolition derby. First, though, they’ve got to get the car in smashing shape, which is a polite way to say that the members of PUP break Mabu’s windows, create a sunroof where there was none previously, and pour a mixture of milk and cereal into her trunk. It’s a teenage dream of wreckage that leads into a muddy, grown-up game of bumper cars. Come for the crashes, stay for Mabu’s junkyard funeral. Find PUP’s tour dates below, and head over to SideOneDummy Records to snag the PUP LP.

PUP tour dates:

October 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
October 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Arms
October 9 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
October 10 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
October 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Mercer (Up + Down Music Festival)
October 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
October 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 15 – Portland, OR @ Slabtown
October 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
October 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Culture Collide Festival
October 20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
October 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
October 23 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
October 24 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
October 25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
October 29 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
October 30 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
October 31 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
November 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
November 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
November 5 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
November 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary
November 7 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
November 8 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
November 9 – Hoboken, NJ @ Steven’s Institute of Technology / Jacobus Lounge
November 13 – St. Catherine’s, ON @ Detour Music Hall
November 14 – Barrie, ON @ The Clarkson Pub
November 15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
November 28 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
December 11 – London, ON @ Call The Office
December 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
December 14 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
December 19 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
December 20 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

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