When bands break up and reform, the best way for them to continue on is to grow their sound. Sure, we all want to hear our favorite songs-but as history has proved time and time again-you can’t go home again. With their second single “The Problem Is Me” from their first full length in eight years Problems due in May, The Get Up Kids prove you can still be the same band with a sound that’s growing and changing like a human life.
With “The Problem Is Me,” the Kansas City band takes their sound past their world of emo and heads further into full fledged indie rock. The abandonment of their earlier sound isn’t completely what’s happening, as it’s still all The Get Up Kids. But with this song there’s a more upbeat pacing and a catchy structure that’s full of hooks while the song should make you want to bop your head more than be sad in reminiscing the past. The future looks bright and Problems could be the band’s most strengthened release to date.
You can stream “The Problem Is Me” on all streaming platforms, you can purchase it in all online music stores, and you can pre-order Problems directly from Polyvinyl Records in multiple formats before it gets released on May 10. The Get Up Kids are on tour beginning May 07 in Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle until July 27 in Asbury Park, NJ at House of Independents. A complete list of their tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Dalton Paley.