Genres: Punk Rock, Alternative Rock
It’s hard to contextualize a band on their debut album. A genre listing could mean so many things. What does punk mean, especially if they are going pop? Does it mean pop-punk in today’s sense of The Wonder Years and State Champs? Does it mean nods to Drive-Thru Records, New Found Glory and the like? Is it more along the lines of The Offspring and 90s skater-punk melodies?
From the opening chords and lyrics of PUP’s self-titled album, something unusual was happening. Not quite math rock, the opening …