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Drink Up Buttercup sign to Dance To The Radio for UK


Dance To The Radio is pleased to announce another key signing for 2010 and it comes from Philadelphia, USA with psychedelic pop madmen Drink Up Buttercup.

Drink Up Buttercup may hail from Philadelphia but the geography of their debut album “Born & Thrown On A Hook” is less easily located on a physical map. It’s an occasionally surreal mythology filled with tales of hopelessly flawed characters, star-crossed lovers, drunks, fairy tales & bad trips. It exists in a world touched upon previously by Tom Waits, Hans Christian Anderson and Lloyd Kaufman while musically it follows a direct lineage of classic song writing: Bowie, The Beatles & The Beach Boys late 60s lysergia, early Roxy Music, Sabbath’s bass heavy pulse & the crescendos of Arcade Fire.

Recorded meticulously throughout 2009 by Bill Moriarty (Dr Dog / Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective / Owen Pallett) it perfectly balances consistently catchy melodies with the raw energy of their trashcan pounding live show.

“every song is a highlight” - The Deli Magazine

"Psychedelic without being cheesy, this band sounds like a sinister carnival." - NPR All Songs Considered

“a rollicking disc of smart-pop: a collection of energetically neurotic psychedelic/glam/art rock packed with stuttering circus-y keyboards” Blogcritics

They have a spinning circus vibe and shout out loud tendency a la Arcade Fire (but in a very different, less emotionally heavy way)” Stereogum

Born And Thrown On A Hook (DTTR060) is released through Dance To The Radio in the UK on CD / Vinyl & Digital Download on May 17th 2010.

The band will be over in the UK later in the year following on from tours around the States with We Are Scientists and Maps & Atlases.

Visit Drink Up Buttercup Myspace -
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FREE DOWNLOAD ‘Mr Pie Eyes (Taken from Born and Thrown On A Hook)’ -
FREE DOWNLOAD ‘Even Think (Andrew W.K. Remix)’ -

For the first in a series of videos about the band and the album check out -