Free festival on Saturday in Pasadena

June 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Events, News | Leave a comment
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The mayor thinks you'll enjoy this.

By all indications, this will be fun. According to Mayor Bill Bogaard, “Pasadena is a serious city but it’s also a city where it’s easy to have fun.” Because of this, Big Whup is looking forward to playing at the Make Music Festival, which is part of the World Music Day collection of festivities.

We’ll be playing at 1:00 PM on the Vroman’s stage in Downtown Pasadena. Later that day, you can catch our pals Moses Campbell on the very same stage!

The whole thing is free. Here is the official website.

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Jubilee was a blast!

May 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment
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We had a beautiful weekend at the first (hopefully annual) Silverlake Jubilee. We’re really grateful that we got asked to play amidst so many of our friends, like Moses Campbell, So Many Wizards, 60 Watt Kid, and Halloween Swim Team. Our friend Carl took pictures of our set on Saturday, which you can view by clicking here.

the truth about B.O.N.I.Z H.E.A.R.T <3<3<3

April 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Free Music, mp3 | Leave a comment
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You can listen to and download “B.O.N.I.Z.H.E.A.R.T.”

It’s not really about a sea creature, not really not really at all.

Hobbes’ Leviathan is the absolute sovereign, the head of the body politic who rules with sword and staff to conquer chaos/quell civil war/tame state of nature. Published in 1651, the Leviathan features a frontispiece illustration of a monarch whose body is composed of his legion subjects like so many cells and organs and follicles for hair.


Our Leviathan is another, though, one more metaphor removed… Our Leviathan is a past that colonizes a future by dictating which choices will and won’t be made. So the “I” or “Je” in the song is my past. The “you” or “tu” is my future, a.k.a “Afrique”. As for “All the little people”… Who the fuck knows.

Lyrics for interested parties:

Je suis ton propre Leviaton
Je desire
de la
de la
de l’Afrique
ah

I am your very own Leviathan
You are mine, oh what a thrill!

My body is made of
My body is made of
My body is made of
Ah.

Trouble! Uh Oh! Trouble!
We got in Trouble!
Trouble! Uh oh! Trouble!
We got in Trouble!
Trouble! Uh Oh! Trouble!
We got in Trouble!

Je suis ton propre Leviaton
Tu es
mon a
mon a
mon Afrique
ah

My body is made of
(All the little people)
My body is made of
(All the little people)
My body is made of
(All the little people)
Ah.

Flesh, flesh will tear us apart.
Your only hope is my heart.
Flesh, flesh will tear us apart.
Your only hope is my heart.
Flesh, flesh will tear us apart.
My only BONE IS MY HEART.

Christ is Born!

December 25, 2009 at 7:51 am | Posted in Free Music, mp3 | 2 Comments
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Lil’ Whup (a smaller version of Big Whup) is featured on LA Record’s new holiday mixtape. Check out the whole thing on LARecord.com to get our track as well as tracks by Drew as a solo artist, Pizza!, Moses Campbell, the Pity Party, Amanda Jo Williams, and others! Thanks to LA Record for including us on this awesome compilation!

Since the mixtape is in podcast form, we made our song available for individual download here. Click on the file name to hear it and then save it to your computer.

Lil’ Whup featuring Voice on Tape – Christ is Born!

Enjoy! Happy Christmas.

New song, new videos, new show, BIG WHUP

December 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Posted in Events, Free Music, mp3, News, Photos, Radio, Videos | Leave a comment
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Hi everyone —

It’s been an eventful time for us lately! Thanks to everyone who came out to our show on Friday night at Echo Curio, and to the people who helped get the word out. Here’s a good pic from the night, courtesy of Losang Eles:

We just posted a new song, B.O.N.I.Z. H.E.A.R.T., to our Myspace page. The song features Drew on lead vocals as she tells a pseudo-French tale about a sea creature and luv.

In other news, The Deli Magazine is holding an online poll to determine their next artist of the month, and Big Whup is on the list. Go here to vote for us (the voting is on the right side of the page).

A couple of weeks ago we played on Demolisten. Four videos from that show have been posted on Youtube – click here to go and see the playlist.

On that same night, we played L’keg and Avebury records was there to record it. Thanks Avebury!:

Anyway… We’ve got one more show left before 2009 ends. Come out to Pehrspace on Friday, Dec 11 and help us celebrate a really great year in the Kingdom of Whup. The address on the following flier is wrong – should read “325 Glendale Blvd:”

Big Whup blurb on KUCI website

April 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Press, Radio | Leave a comment
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Many thanks to Sam, music director at KUCI 88.9 in Irvine, for adding Big Whup to the station! This is what Sam had to say on their website:

“This is some catchy, quirky, incredible music. It is ostensibly indie-pop-rock, but most stuff that falls under that incredibly broad ‘genre’ is hardly this inventive and genre-squashing.”

Gee whiz, we’re collectively blushing!!

Big Whup CD for sale at Vertical House Records!

April 23, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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Our friends at Vertical House Records in Huntsville, Alabama, have a few copies of Big Whup’s first EP, No Teepee.

There is nothing on this CD that cannot be downloaded on this website. That said, by purchasing a copy you are supporting independent record stores and getting some nice hand-made album art!

In Los Angeles, this CD can be purchased at Echo Curio, and soon at other stores around town.

Please let us know if you have a record store – in Los Angeles or anywhere – and would like to stock Big Whup CDs.

No Teepee 1. You Can’t Take My Beast From Me 2. Trim 3. Cherry-pick, “the Rattler” 4. ¡Yaaaay!

Videos from Echo Curio

March 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Posted in Videos | Leave a comment
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We had so much fun Saturday night at Echo Curio opening for Fol Chen and Pizza! These videos feature the usual suspects: Drew Denny on keys/guitar/vocals, Geoff Geis on guitar/vocals, Jenna Eyrich on bass, Rand Voorhies on drums/vocals plus our lovely friend Morgan Gerstmar on viola/vocals. Enjoy!

Ports O Call Shows

June 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Drew will be playing her first solo show on Monday, June 23 at the Ports O Call bedroom– She’s going to play a handful of quiet songs all by her lonesome, then Geoff is going to accompany her for a few more. Just four days later, Big Whup will be playing there all together! Both shows are sure to be lots of fun. Here are the lineups:

Recording Dates!

June 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm | Posted in Friends, News | Leave a comment
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Big Whup will FINALLY have a recording! Maybe even two! We just scheduled to record at Music Friends in Eagle Rock on July 13. Needles to say, we’re very excited. YAY!

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