Download new Get Up Kids song “Pararelevant”

With their anticipated new album now just over a month away from release, The Get Up Kids have released a brand new track for free.

Titled “Pararelevant”, the song comes from their upcoming album There Are Rules, set for release on their own label January 25th.

You can stream the track below and for those interested in downloading it for free, enter your email address into the widget underneath the song stream for access.

The Get Up Kids – “Pararelevant”



Stream new Blackpool Lights EP

The brand new EP from Get Up Kids side project Blackpool Lights is now streaming on bandcamp. The release is the first since the band’s sole full length, This Town’s Disaster, back in 2006.

With the forthcoming return of the Get Up Kids, we assume that there won’t be much action happening from the Blackpool Lights camp, which is a real shame because after listening to this EP, they’re on to something fantastic.

You can stream and download the track “Still Waiting” below.



The Get Up Kids debut new song from There Are Rules

The Get Up Kids have debuted a brand new song from their upcoming album There Are Rules. The new album, their first since 2004’s Guilt Show, is due for release January 25, 2011.

The song is titled “Regent’s Court”, is a short 2-minute burst of up-tempo, synthesizer-tinged indie rock that continues their musical progression seen in their Simple Science EP (but it could have easily been culled from the Guilt Show cutting room floor).

Stereogum premiered the song and spoke to bassist Rob Pope about the band’s reformation;

“None of us had written music together since 2003, so we thought it would be fun to at least attempt to write some music together. We were in Belgium at a festival when it was decided. We figured that we’d know pretty quickly whether or not it was going to work once we started. Luckily, it went really well … and very quickly”.

and the direction of their new material;

“It’s definitely the strangest record we’ve ever made,” says Pope, “I really wanted every single song to sound kind of bizarre and unlike anything we’d ever done before. Granted, it’s still us doing what we do, but I wanted all the instrumentation to sound weird. The general goal, at least for me, was to always make it sound weirder”.

You can stream the new song below or download it via Stereogum (link above). The Get Up Kids recently left long time label home Vagrant and will release their new album on their own Quality Hill Records.

AUDIO STREAM: The Get Up Kids – “Regent’s Court”
The Get Up Kids – “Regent’s Court”


The Get Up Kids announce 2011 North American tour

The Get Up Kids, fresh from the announcement of their new album, have lined up the first leg of their upcoming 2011 tour itinerary. The first leg will see them venture out from Texas starting January 21st, making their way out West through California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.

Ticket pre-sales start today while general sales begin November 18th. Tickets can be purchased here. Confirmed dates for the run can be seen below.

The band’s first new album since 2004’s Guilt Show is due out January 25th, 2011.

Tour dates:
January 21 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
January 22 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
January 23 @ The Loft – Dallas, TX
January 25 @ Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
January 26 @ House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
January 27 @ The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
January 28 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA
January 29 @ Slim’s San Francisco, CA
January 30 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
February 1 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
February 2 @ Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
February 3 @ The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
February 4 @ Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
February 5 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO


Get Up Kids leave Vagrant, will self-release new album

The Get Up Kids have officially ended their tenure on long time label Vagrant Records and will be self-releasing their brand new album. Speaking to AltPress, front man Matt Pryor disclosed the reasons for leaving their label home since 1999’s seminal Something to Write Home About, saying;

We had a really great relationship with Vagrant, but felt that with the proverbial rebirth of the band, we wanted to start our own label. Do everything ourselves like we did in the beginning.”

The band have unveiled the title for their upcoming record, There Are Rules, which will see home on the band’s own Quality Hill Records. The release is expected January 25th, 2011.

Certainly a loss for Vagrant, but an established act like the Get Up Kids who are untied to a major label deal would see the benefits of complete control of their album in today’s industry climate. It will be interesting to see who ends up distributing the physical release- the only real hurdle independent bands have in this day and age.

There Are Rules will be the first new Get Up Kids album since 2004’s Guilt Show. We enjoyed the Simple Science EP and it’s more experimental tones, and as unlikely as it is, we can all still hope for more material that sounds a little more like this.

There Are Rules tracklist:
01. Tithe
02. Regent’s Court
03. Shatter Your Lungs
04. Automatic
05. Pararelevant
06. Rally ‘Round the Fool
07. Better Lie
08. Keith Case
09. The Widow Paris
10. Birmingham
11. When It Dies
12. Rememorable


New Get Up Kids album will feature 12 songs; needs artwork and title

In a recent tweetThe Get Up Kids announced that their upcoming new album will feature 12 tracks including the recently released “Keith Case”. The tweet also suggested that the band are close to finishing up the album and are looking for ideas for album artwork and a title;

“11 new songs and Keith on the new record. Just need a title … and artwork … Any suggestions?”

If you do, be sure to send them over to the Get Up Kids. The band reformed in 2008 after calling time in 2005. They wrapped up the first part of their career with a sold out hometown show that was recorded and released as Live! At the Granada Theater. After reforming, they released a new EP, Simple Science, earlier this year.

As soon as we have more details about the new album, we will share it with you here.