Published Oct 01, 2020This year has seen PUP's Little Dipper Records support important causes and offer quarantine levity through zine-making, and their latest offering will feature photography and music from Chastity.
The Ontario outfit led by Brandon Williams have unveiled Heaven — a photo zine that follows the band on DIY tours "throughout the hellscape of middle-America" in a time before the pandemic over 24 full colour pages.
Heaven also includes an exclusive flexi-disc single of Chastity's "Heaven Hell Anywhere Else," recorded live at the Whitby Courthouse Theatre with a 10-piece band. You can hear the live version of the track below through Bandcamp, where it is also available as a PWYC digital single.
Heaven is now available for purchase in an edition of 250 copies, with $2 from every sale set to go to the Unist'ot'en Legal Fund to help the Unist'ot'en people defend their traditional lands against illegal pipeline development in Northern British Columbia.
"Chastity is one of my favourite bands, and definitely one of Canada's most underrated talents," PUP's Stefan Babcock shared in a statement. "This project has had a big effect on me personally. These photos, shot long before COVID, have captured a near prescient atmosphere of foreboding, anxiety, and social unrest, months before it was adopted by the mainstream media."
Chastity recently covered the Tragically Hip for an all-Canadian charity compilation. Tomorrow (October 2), PUP will also appear on a charity comp alongside Pearl Jam, Feist and more, ahead of releasing new EP This Place Sucks Ass later this month.