Brendan Finn, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, and Carlos Salguero Jr. met whilst learning about the specifications of Cat 5 cables in New York City. Shortly after, they formed a band. Big Ups – since 2010 – blend punk, post-punk, hardcore, and indie rock into a salty mash that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. At their brightest, they have been likened to The Descendents, but at their sludgiest, they call to mind bands like Pissed Jeans and The Jesus Lizard.
Big Ups released their debut 11-track LP, Eighteen Hours of Static in the beginning of 2014 and have since toured restlessly in the United States and Europe – playing lots of shows with METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Perfect Pussy, Pile and never really getting a good night's sleep. The band make their triumphant return with Before A Million Universes, an album that brings Big Ups' aggression to new heights and lows, an album that flips the script on any expectations you may have had.
"Big Ups might just be this generation's defining ferocious force." - DIY Magazine