by Cup Check

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Our sophomore EP. Released March 31st, 2016.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Jouska via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $5 USD or more 




Jouska (n): a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.


released March 31, 2016

Artwork and Layout by Alex Zarek at Alex Zarek Art & Design
Mixing/Mastering engineered by Roye Robley
All music written and performed by Cup Check



all rights reserved


Cup Check Chicago, Illinois

Cup Check is a female fronted Alternative band from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Thank you for your continued support!

Cup Check is...
Alex- Guitar



... more


contact / help

Contact Cup Check

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Sidewalks
tell me you wish that you never met me
so we can have something in common

there are night when i don't sleep
i get to see the five o'clock sunrise
think about how my life has flashed before my eyes
so many goddamn times
i wish i knew how to cope

tell me you wish that you never met me
so we can have something in common
i'll keep portraying that everything is fine
i'm an emotional wreck, that's the bottom line

i'll keep pretending that i'm okay
if you keep pretending that you never cared
i'm not a sidewalk
you can't walk all over me
i'm not your shoulder to lean on anymore
you can't use me
you can't fucking use me

lions don't lose sleep
over the opinions of sheep
Track Name: Crocodile Tears
i've been bending over backwards
trying to ease all your insecurities
i'm leaving and it hurts
but we won't nowhere
you've done nothing for me
now we're fighting over nothing
screaming, but your words won't come out
you're drinking shows you're bluffing
all washed up, who's laughing now?

break break break
break up the things we started
take take take away
everything you gave to me
it was the best two years now we're giving it a rest
it's all quiet now, these walls give silent breaths

you told me that i was changing
but it's you who's been forgetting
you were losing sight of what we wanted
i didn't ask for much
no, i didn't ask for much

you we're too busy with your bottle
never a chance to think about tomorrow
Track Name: Andover
i've built up a tough enough skin
filling in cracks that someone broke in
it's about remembering the past not dwelling in it
it's about fixing myself
constructing something to be proud of

dear me, if i ever come back here
don't let me forget about andover
if it weren't for these houses
i'd never believe that the hours I spent
meant my dreams weren't over

i've gone from household daydreams
to illustrating my thoughts through you
isolation taught me to love myself when no one else will
compassion showed me the beauty in breathing
the thoughts in my head my heart felt

it's okay to be shattered as long as you don't let it define you
it's okay to appreciate the sentiment in lost love
it's okay to live over and over and over...
Track Name: No Chaser (feat. Kevin Singleton)
another week passes by and nothing will change
because you can't help but not be yourself
wanting to be a success is aspiration
doing something about it is determination

don't expect things to change without putting you're all into it

stop trying to be someone you know you can't be
i can't be the only one who wants to believe
who wants to succeed
you've got some jealousy deep inside you
just have to be yourself because it's all you can be

i've seen it all before
been there and done that
went through hell and came right back
i've got a driving force
i've learned to never stray from the path

never stray from the path (woo)

we are the kids who never give up
we'll keep on fighting, we'll never give up
we'll prove our worth, work for our success
taking the easy way out is nothing but a let down
i'll no longer chase after you
i'm better off without you
Track Name: Jouska
remember when i told you
all of my deepest, darkest secrets
remember when you told me
you'd keep them

remember when i let my guard down
i trusted you
you made me trust you

you said your family knew about me
was that a lie too
you said your friends wanted to meet me
i don't believe that's true

sometimes i'd rather be selfish than
ever care about someone like you again
everything was way too good to be true
but you made me trust you
if i said i didn't miss you
i'd be lying through my teeth
then i remember
that i'm too good for you

call me crazy while i call your bluff
you'll hide like a coward
run away, like, fuck off
i would've swam the ocean for you
you wouldn't even step into a puddle for me

tell me you wish that you never met
so we could have something in common...