Drink Up Buttercup Announce Shows including Tonight at Club NME at The Annex and their debut US single

Drink Up Buttercup Announce Shows including Tonight at Club NME at The Annex and their debut US single

“Farewell Captain/Sosey & Dosey”


Coming on Kanine Records April 7, 2009

“Philly quartet Drink Up Buttercup build you up with the post-Beatles harmonies of the La’s and the post-Beatles surrealism of Electric Light Orchestra or Super Furry Animals”
– PitchforkMedia.com

Farewell Captain / Sosey & Dosey
(Kanine Records)



Upcoming Shows:

Feb 5 – 9pm – Club NME @ The Annex, New York, NY

Feb 8 – 1pm – Kidrockers @ The Living Room – New York, NY

Feb 13 – 9pm – The Fire/Northern Liberties Fest – Philadelphia, PA

Mar 13 – 9pm – John and Peters – New Hope, PA

Born in a Buck’s County barn on a frigid winter night, Drink Up Buttercup has gained an international following in only one year’s time. After being kicked out of their practice space for disturbing the horses, Drink Up was soon besieged with praise in publications like Philadelphia Weekly, and in blogs such as Almack’s Dance Hall, Ear Farm, and The Music Slut. With residency offers in both Philadelphia and New York City, followed by a year’s worth of shows along the East Coast, Drink Up’s sound has attracted interest from across the pond when they released their UK first single, MR Pie Eyes / Gods & Gentlemen”.

While Drink Up Buttercup are working on the completion of their first full-length album, currently being recorded by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), they offer us their debut US single, “Farewell Captain / Sosey & Dosey” due out April 7 on Kanine records and will be playing various dates, leading up to SXSW.

Throughout most of Drink Up Buttercup’s reviews runs a common thread of excitement and appreciation for the band’s ability to put on a performance, rather than simply a musical showcase, with constant comparisons that parallel the spectacle of a circus, the buzz of a bar-room sing along, and the comfort of a nursery rhyme. Artifact of Obsession Collection said, “It is great to see a young band with so much promise and enthusiasm, who are eager and ready to make somebody’s day. They made mine.” The Music Slut called one show “more than just a breath of fresh air. It somehow managed to lift all jadedness from our respective souls (a truly difficult feat, indeed).”

Instrumentation:
Farzad Houshiarnejad; keys, wolf-howler, melodica, bass, vox, smashcan
Ben Money; bass, keys, melodica, mannequin head, percussion, vox, smashcan
Mike Cammarata; drums with water, lemon, and sugar packets
James Harvey; vox, guitar, sawed-off-seagull, walki, opera sounds

Pink Sunshine / Farewell Captain:

Sosey & Dosey:

Lovers Play Dead:

“Many musicians who strive to support themselves onstage are writing material that doesn’t strive for radio-style catchiness but mesmerizes and clobbers live audiences instead, like Ponytail’s joyfully consonant guitar blare and whooping vocals, or the way Drink Up Buttercup bashed out its bouncy, oompahing songs on a much-dented garbage can.” – New York Times

“They’ve got a herky-jerky, Tin Pan Alley quality to them that I really like — it’s Beatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Imagine, if you will, if a Clockwork Orange’s Alex DeLarge had been the fifth member of The Beatles. Now think about what that music might have sounded like, if it actually existed. OH WAIT. IT DOES. Bucks County’s Drink Up Buttercup is what that band would have been…” – WQHS Blog


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