[Photo by: Vanessa Heins]
Prepare for your mind to be blown as your love of music and video games collide in PUP's most recent video release. Toronto-based pop punkers PUP have taken the concept of music videos to the next level with their latest release “Old Wounds,” a totally immersive, choose-your-adventure style music video that acts like one giant video game.
Check out just how mind-blowing this video really is, and be sure to play the game for yourself below!
PUP teamed up with their longtime director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux to create an unbelievable number of intersecting videos, allowing viewers an impressive amount of options to choose from throughout the game. The concept is simple: The four members of the band challenge you, their new tour manager, to get them back to their hotel room safely after a sold out show.
Sound easy enough? Guess again.
1. There are 28 different ways to die in the game
Be careful not to make a wrong decision, or your chosen PUP member will meet their demise. Each member ranges in difficulty, so choose wisely!
2. There are only four ways to win
You read that right. There are only four ways in the game for Stefan, Steve, Nestor and Zack to survive the night. May the odds be ever in your favor.
3. A total of 16 aliens can be found throughout the game
That's a lot of aliens. Tom Delonge will be stoked!
4. As well as 10 beers
Can you find all 10?
5. And three magic mushrooms
Dance, Stefan, dance!
6. There are five Eastern Conference NBA playoff team references
Think these guys are basketball fans?
7. Diehard PUP fans may pick up on more than most
Those that have gotten to know the band over the years may pick up on all the subtle nuances the band and Jeremy have included in the video.
8. Each storyline is unique, and 100 percent PUP
“We actually each wrote our own individual storylines,” Babcock says. “From Steve’s sports obsession to Zack’s weirdo sci-fi brain soup, and Nestor’s unnatural love of pizza to me going off the deep end in the wilderness… this video is pure PUP.”
Think you have what it takes to win the game? Put your tour manager skills to the test and check out the official video below!
You can catch PUP on tour supporting post-hardcore band Thursday at select dates, in addition to a few headlining shows along the west cost.
PUP's tour dates:
08/26 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst
09/9 – San Bernardino, CA @ High and Low Festival
09/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
09/11 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
09/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/14 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
09/15 – Vancouver, Canada @ Westward Festival
09/16 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
09/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
09/27 – Windsor, Canada @ The Rondo
09/29 – Davenport, IA @ Village Theatre
09/30 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling
10/01 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/03 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie's
Tour dates with Thursday:
12/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
12/29 – Worcestor, MA @ The Palladium
12/30 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Did you manage to get PUP safely back to their hotel and win the game? Let us know in the comments below or tweet at us!