Cup
Jitter Visions

 

DATA


Label
Aagoo Records
Format

LP/Digital
Release Date
June 1 2018
Territory
EU

TRACKLISTING


1. Runny Rummy
2. Magic Planet
3. Daydream Machine
4. Eye See
5. Gum Boy
6. Freddie’s Bounce
7. Liquid Grid
8. Caffeinated Lover
9. Cosmic Brain
10. Jitter Visions
11. Inverted Void
12. Spell Limbo
13. Time Attack!
14. It’s Calling For You
15. Wide Eyed

WEB UTILITIES


ABOUT THE RELEASE


Cup is Tym Wojcik, a Polish-American drummer living in Queens, NY and originally from Houston, TX. Only five months after the release of ‘Hiccup‘, psych-punker Cup is back. With ‘Jitter Visions‘, his eighth release, he takes you to a place that’s simultaneously new and familiar — in the way that you might feel you’ve been here before, but can’t be sure. A nagging and uneasy feeling. A record that is at times grinding and brash, at times smooth and melodic, like the ebb and flow of a fever dream.

Distorted, simple guitar riffs reminiscent of 80s punk, ‘Help‘-era Oh Sees, Slaughterhouse-era Ty Segall, layered with dark synths, bright delayed vocals, and driving rhythms. Lyrics about menace that comes from without, from within, about looking around the world from your own personal head, about being a person with another person, with people everywhere doing things. About changing into the same person over and over again.

With every passing release, Wojcik’s sound becomes more distinct. Fuzz-soaked punk riffs that feel like they should be played faster, stretching and skewing into off-kilter melodies over driving dual rhythms. Songs about the fact of the body, the fact of existing, the challenge of conveying meaning. A background of anxiety throughout: a reflection of our odd world and oddly, incomprehensibly growing older in it.

« I had been messing around with some new tunes for a while, but this record really began when I got my first analog synthesizer and started making wild and odd noises with it. I sat on the couch with it on my lap and headphones on for two weeks and never found the end to the sounds it could make, and I still haven’t, half a year later. The synth made these songs odder, darker, more menacing in some cases, and in others it made them lighter, more airy, waggish. It made me happy, and it also made me angry. I think it made the songs into something new. I hope so, » says Tym Wojcik.

Credits
Written, recorded, and mixed by Tym Wojcik, who is Cup.
Mastered by Carl Saff.
Artwork by Etienne Puaux.
Melotron guitar on Eye See and It’s Calling For You by Etienne Puaux.
Animation created by Etienne Puaux.