Happy release day to The Get Up Kids' Problems!
Happy release day to The Get Up Kids' Problems!
Posted 05/10/2019

"Problems is the first full-length album the Get Up Kids have put out in eight years, and to the surprise of no one, they've still got it. It sounds just as great as some of their older albums, reminding us why this band are still one of the greatest emo/alternative acts to come out of the ‘90s." - Exclaim!

"Problems is a validation and revamp of Get Up Kids 2.0, honoring the indie-leaning sound of 2004’s Guilt Show and There Are Rules with a stronger sense of confidence and melody." - Stereogum
"With soaring melodies elevating the lyrical unease the track shows a band that’s older but no less adept at churning out earnest, cathartic hooks." - Consequence of Sound
"It’s the combination of the band’s raw, emotional lyrics and the raucous guitars and bashing drums that made The Get Up Kids the inspiration of a whole generation of bands." - Newsday

Got 99 problems, but The Get Up Kids ain't one. (Sorry, had to)... HAPPY RELEASE DAY to the band's first album in eight years, Problems ! ! !

Available now in record stores the world over as well as the Polyvinyl Store, where extremely low quantities of our limited edition deluxe Early Bird on 180-Gram Pink/Light Blue Starburst are available + merch for your every need.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Peter Katis (Kurt Vile, The National), Problems examines everything from life-changing loss to loneliness to the inevitable anxiety of existing in 2019. But by sustaining the essence of their sound—anthemic choruses with sing-along-ready melodies— The Get Up Kids highlight those troubles as a shared experience, giving way to an unbreakable solidarity. And at the heart of Problems is an invaluable element the band’s embodied since their 1997 debut Four Minute Mile: a penetrating lyricism that’s both acutely introspective and indelibly resonant.

Problems came to life in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with the band holing up together for a three-week span. Working with Katis, The Get Up Kids took a characteristically riff-driven yet decidedly pop-minded approach to song structure, while also allowing themselves a new sense of creative freedom. The resulting output both preserves the beloved spirit of The Get Up Kids and creates an entirely new context for their music. “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,” says Pryor. “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.”

Watch the official music videos for "Satellite" & "The Problem Is Me" below and listen to Problems in full via this handy playlist:

Early this week The Get Up Kids announced a headline fall U.S. tour with Cloud Nothings and The Whiffs beginning on the West Coast August 30th, including an LA show at Regent Theater. The band's summer tour with Great Grandpa kicks off in Indy in July. Tickets for all upcoming shows on-sale now!

  • 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 #
  • 05/15 - Decines, France @ Warmaudio #
  • 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
  • 07/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi $
  • 07/11 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom $
  • 07/12 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn $
  • 07/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl $
  • 07/14 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive $
  • 07/16 - Miami, FL @ The Ground $
  • 07/17 - Orlando, FL @ The Abbey $
  • 07/19 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern $
  • 07/20 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle $
  • 07/21 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle $
  • 07/23 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry $
  • 07/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar $
  • 07/25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom $
  • 07/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg $
  • 07/27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents $
  • 07/29 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
  • 07/30 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
  • 08/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Pressroom %
  • 08/31 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park %
  • 09/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater %
  • 09/04 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall %
  • 09/06 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
  • 09/07 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox %
  • 09/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall %
  • 09/10 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater %
  • 09/12 - Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow %
  • 09/15 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall %
  • 09/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater %
  • 09/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts %
  • 09/19 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium %
  • 10/04 - Sydney, Australia @ Crowbar
  • 10/05 - Brisbane, Australia @ The Brightside
  • 10/06 - Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
  • 10/09 - Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo O-West
  • 10/10 - Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro
# w/ Muncie Girls, $ w/ Great Grandpa, % w/ Cloud Nothings