I don't think write, record, and film a video for a benefit song was one of the 40 things the Pop Ups mention in their new song, "40 Things To Do in a Blackout," but singing along definitely was. The new track was inspired by (if that's an appropriate phrase) Hurricane Sandy, and all proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. (Purchase the track via Bandcamp, Amazon, and -- soon -- iTunes.) The song takes a while to get a head of steam, but once it does, it's a ton of fun and worth a buck. The video is just that much more fun. After all, everything's better with puppets (another suggestion from the band, of course).
The Pop Ups - "40 Things To Do in a Blackout" [YouTube]