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The Get Up Kids Announce 25th Anniversary Reissue of “Something to Write Home About”

Due for Release on Digital August 23 and Physical September 20 via Polyvinyl; Listen to Demo Version of "Holiday" and Watch the Song's First Video

Jul 10, 2024

The Get Up Kids have announced the 25th anniversary reissue of their seminal album, Something to Write Home About. They have also shared a demo version of “Holiday” and the first ever music video for the song. More

Nov 13, 2019

The Get Up Kids released a new album, Problems, back in May via Polyvinyl. Now they have shared a funny video for the album’s “Lou Barlow” that actually stars its namesake, Lou Barlow himself. “I acted the shit out of that,” jokes Barlow in a press release statement about the video. More

Emo at the Crossroads: “Very Emergency” and “Something to Write Home About” at 20

Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Albums by The Get Up Kids and The Promise Ring

Oct 04, 2019

September 28th, 1999, was a red letter day for the rock genre that back then still rejected its name or simply refused to acknowledge its own existence. That Tuesday saw the release of not just The Get Up Kids’ second album, Something to Write Home About, but also The Promise Ring’s third studio album, Very Emergency. More

Album of the Week: Charly Bliss

HÆLOS and Clinic Are Runner-ups (Plus Stream New Albums from Mac DeMarco, Maps, The Get Up Kids, and More)

May 10, 2019

Charly Bliss released a new album, Young Enough, today via Barsuk and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below, as well as on two runner-ups that were almost our Album of the Week. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today. More

The Get Up Kids Announce New Tour Dates, Cloud Nothings to Support

Problems Due Out This Friday via Polyvinyl

May 06, 2019

The Get Up Kids are releasing a new album, Problems, this Friday (May 10) via Polyvinyl. Now they have announced some new tour dates for this August and September, with Cloud Nothings supporting. More

Mar 07, 2019

The Get Up Kids have announced a new album, Problems, and shared a lyric video for its first single, “Satellite.” Problems is due out May 10 via Polyvinyl. Check out “Satellite” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates, including their SXSW appearances. More

Apr 05, 2018

The Get Up Kids have announced a new EP, Kicker, and shared a lyric video for its first single, “Maybe.” The four-song EP is due out June 8 via Polyvinyl and is the band’s first release in seven years (and also their first for Polyvinyl). The band have also announced some tour dates. More

Watch: The Get Up Kids Cover Blur for A.V. Club

Check Out “Girls and Boys”

Jul 20, 2011

The Onion’s A.V. Club is doing a project called the Undercover Series. More

Oct 29, 2010

The Get Up Kids (aka your high school crushes) are back January 25th with There Are Rules—their first full-length in seven years More


May 13, 2019

If you’ll excuse the pun, the problem with having an iconic, much beloved, genre-defining record in your back catalogue is that the weight of expectation to meet or better that record becomes too great. The Get Up Kids’ 1999 classic Something to Write Home About is one of these such examples. More