Drink Up Buttercup was a band from Philadelphia, PA. Band members were James Harvey (vocals), Mike Cammarata (drums), Farzad Houshiarnejad (organs, bass, guitar, percussion) and Ben Money (bass, organs, percussion). The band came together in Bucks County, PA in late 2007, making their debut performance at a cigar parlor.

Drink Up Buttercup released their first 7" single, "Mr. Pie Eyes" on the UK label Make Mine Music. Following this were sets at CMJ Music Marathon and South by Southwest. The Deli Magazine named them Philadelphia's best band in 2008.

The band's second single, "Farewell Captain," was released in April 2009 on Kanine Records. The song earned the band praise from Pitchfork Media and Stereogum, the latter of which said, "They have a spinning circus vibe and shout out loud tendency a la Arcade Fire." The band's third single, "Even Think" was released in October 2009.

Drink Up Buttercup's debut album Born and Thrown on a Hook was released March 23, 2010 on Yep Roc Records. The album was recorded throughout 2009 by Bill Moriarty and mixed by Rusty Santos.