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NYC post-hardcore outfit Big Ups welcomed their caustic debut LP, Eighteen Hours of Static, last month via Dead Labor/Tough Love. It's a snarling, in-your-face effort but also manages to contain some somber moments too. You can take a listen to the album at the bottom of this post. The music video for the LP cut "Goes Black" can also be found below.

Big Ups will be embarking on a spring US tour surrounding their appearance(s) at SXSW 2014. Many of their dates are with Speedy Ortiz and Pile, but they'll also play a few shows on their own--one of those is a performance at Cobra Lounge on March 19. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Cobra Lounge's calendar for updates.

All Big Ups dates, a stream of their new LP, and the music video for "Goes Black" lie after the jump...

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Big Ups - "Goes Black" Official Video

Big Ups -- Eighteen Hours of Static

Big Ups -- 2014 Tour Dates
3/06 - Washington DC - Black Cat *
3/07 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover *
3/08 - New Orleans, LA - Saturn Bar *
3/09 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Nasa *
3/10 - Mcallen, TX - Galax-Z Fair *
3/12 - 3/15 - South by South by South by South by Southwest
3/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - Live Oak Music Hall *
3/17 - Kansas City, MO - Vinos *
3/19 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
3/20 - Harrisburg, PA - Little Amps
4/06 - Harrisonburg, VA - MacRock !

* w/ Speedy Ortiz, Pile
! w/ Ex-Cult