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The Get Up Kids Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Satellite”

Problems Due Out May 10 via Polyvinyl

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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.

The album is the follow-up to 2018’s Kicker EP, which was the band’s first release in seven years. The Get Up Kids features Matt Pryor (guitars/vocals), Jim Suptic (guitars/vocals), Rob Pope (bass), Ryan Pope (drums), and James Dewees (keys). Peter Katis (Kurt Vile, The National) produced the album.

Pryor had this to say about the single in a press release: “I started writing ‘Satellite’ about my son who’s 14 and a total introvert - not antisocial, he just genuinely likes to keep to himself. But then somewhere down the line I started singing about myself - about how even when you’re playing a show to a room full of people, I can still feel anxious and isolated.”

The video’s director Kerstin Ebert had this to say: “The feeling of being isolated in a big city can be depressing. But instead of making this a sad story, I added a cardboard man named Hank to the storyline - a guy who lives like a normal human being amongst 8 million other people in New York City. Even though Hank’s adventurous ambitions as well as his facial expressions are very limited, he is the heart of the story and the biggest dreamer of all.”

Suptic had this to say about the album in a press release: “I’m 41 now, I could never write a song like when I was 19 - all those ‘I miss my girlfriend’ kind of songs. It’s always important to us to write about wherever we are right now.”

Pryor added: “A big part of the reason why we started writing new songs in the first place is that we have things we want to say about this moment in time. We’re still so connected to our past and where this all came from - it’s definitely a celebration of the fact that we still get to do this.”

Problems Tracklist:

1. Satellite
2. The Problem Is Me
3. Salina
4. Now Or Never
5. Lou Barlow
6. Fairweather Friends
7. Common Ground
8. Waking Up Alone
9. The Advocate
10. Symphony of Silence
11. Brakelines
12. Your Ghost Is Gone

The Get Up Kids Tour Dates:

The Get Up Kids at SXSW:

3/13 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk - Polyvinyl Record Co. / Double Double Whammy /
Big Scary Monsters + Friends Showcase (11:45 PM)
3/14 - Austin, TX - W Hotel - Austin City Limits Radio Live Broadcast (9:00 AM)
3/14 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn - Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion (11:00 PM)

The Get Up Kids Tour Dates:

05/07 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle #
05/08 - Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo #
05/09 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa #
05/10 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island #
05/11 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage #
05/13 - Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv #
05/14 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali #
05/16 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz #
05/18 - Madrid, Spain @ Independance Club #
05/20 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie #
05/21 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof #
05/22 - Berlin, Germany @ SO36 #
05/23 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor #
05/25 - Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival North
05/26 - Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival South

# w/ Muncie Girls

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