PUP blazes on after doctor says 'the dream is over'

PUP's new album name is a direct reference to a doctor's warning that lead singer Stefan Babcock could lose his voice.

Toronto punk band PUP tears through studio q with their amped up new record The Dream is Over. The title is a direct quote from a doctor who told lead singer Stefan Babcock he'd have to stop singing — or risk losing his voice entirely.

Shad checks in to see how the band handled the warning. 

"It's just a bummer to think that the lives of four people — and a bunch of other people who work with us — are dependent on this little muscle in your throat the size of a nickel," says Babcock, saying he felt helpless when he first heard the news. 

The punk rockers also perform three face-melting tracks, If This Tour Doesn't Kill You I Will, DVP and Doubts, and explain how they're trying to keep the dream alive.  

The Dream is Over. PUP's new album name is a direct reference to a doctor's warning. (SideOneDummy Records )

WEB EXTRA | Watch PUP's official video for DVP and plug into some video game nostalgia! (Warning: the song contains explicit lyrics.) 



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