The Get Up Kids debut new single “The Problem is Me”, announce US tour: Stream

Sixth studio effort, Problems, lands in May

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The Get Up Kids, photo by Dalton Paley

    The Get Up Kids are returning May 10th with a new album dubbed, Problems. Due out through Polyvinyl, it finds the indie emo rockers employing a “decidedly pop-minded approach to song structure” as they wrestle with modern-day anxieties.

    March brought us the first single, “Satellite”, which reflected on the feelings of loneliness and isolation one sometimes while on the road for too long. Now comes a second offering in “The Problem is Me”, which as its title implies, is all about examining the ways in which our own personal traumas can get in the way of self improvement.

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    “The song is about a friend’s second divorce and about taking responsibility in a relationship,” the band’s Matt Pryor explained in a press statement. “For me, the song is about self care. Acknowledging personal faults and trying to work on them.”


    Check it out below via its official music video, filmed on Super 8 by director Shawn Brackbill.

    In addition to “The Problem is Me”, The Get Up Kids have announced a US tour set for July. Grab tickets here. The new trek follows a European stint and the group’s SXSW run, during which The Get Up Kids performed at Consequence of Sound’s own party.

    The Get Up Kids 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/07 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
    05/08 – Eindhoven, DE @ Dynamo
    05/09 – Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
    05/10 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
    05/11 – Munich, DE @ Backstage
    05/13 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
    05/14 – Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
    05/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
    05/18 – Madrid, ES @ Independence Club
    05/20 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
    05/21 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
    05/22 – Berlin, DE @ SO36
    05/23 – Cologne, DE @ 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

    In anticipation of Problems, pick up The Get Up Kids’ other past releases on vinyl by heading to ReverbLP.