Drink Up Buttercup will release their debut Born And Thrown On A Hook on March 23rd via Yep Roc...
"...Songwriting that distills the golden pop sounds of England and America between approximately 1964 and 1975 into a dizzying, heady brew. The arrangements are uniformly inventive, splicing together bits and pieces of everything that's been waxed since the mid-'60s with a gleefully scattershot approach. The melodies are uniformly catchy; the vocals are marked by harmonies so sweet they could give you diabetes; and James Harvey's lead vocals are always surprising, full of unexpected starts and stops, one minute sweet and folky, the next an uncontained shriek of outrageous psychedelic delight. The same juxtapositions abound in the arrangements... their penchant for rhythmic noise and oddball vocals suggests a rock suite as much as a random collection of songs." - Allmusic.com
"Psychedelic without being cheesy, this band sounds like a sinister carnival." - NPR All Songs Considered
"Drink Up Buttercup, a quartet from Philadelphia that lunges joyously into every jangly chord and full-throated chorus... brought a smile to every face I could see, and the bashing on that garbage can lid couldn’t obscure some genuinely pretty and expressive harmonies." - The New York Times
"They have a spinning circus vibe and shout out loud tendency a la Arcade Fire (but in a very different, less emotionally heavy way). Musically, keys, melodica, drums, and guitars collide with three joyful voices howling. It's fun..." - Stereogum
“Lumbering drums, jangling shakers, electronic squiggles, and whimsical, ragged shouts accompany the strutting bass line and stomping guitar. It’s all just loose and playful enough to avoid coming across as overly nostalgic.” - Pitchfork