PUP’s Latest Track ‘DVP’ Brings the Retro In a Big, Awesome Way

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chris-littlechild - February 12, 2016

Now, I'm not a fancy-ass, pompous, high-brow sort of dude. I'm a simple man, with simple tastes. I'm from England, true enough, but I don't eat cucumber sandwiches with the queen with my pinky sticking out. I don't wear a monocle, and I wasn't born owning a whole effing city like some of these lordly bastards over here.

My point is, I'm a simple peasant, but I know what I like. Retro-tacular video games? Hell yeah. Music videos incorporating such? Double yeah. Canadian punk bands? Okay, I guess I'm down with that.

PUP, our buddies from Toronto, have just released the video for their new track DVP. I don't know what their acronym fetish is all about, but I do know one thing: the clip is a festival of vintage video game references. An awesomely well-done one at that.

Everything from Mega Man to Mario, from Battletoads to Pokemon, is included in the homage. They're not just clips in the background, either; the song lyrics appear in the games' dialog and such. For a shot of nostalgia-joy straight to the manplums, check it out. The track's not for me, but I like what they did here:

Via The Verge.

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