Following up the recent #1 SubModern Specialty Single “Satellite”, The Get Up Kids offer up “The Problem Is Me” from their new album “Problems” (their first in 8 Years!). “The Problem Is Me” is an exploration of embracing your own romantic dysfunction.
Following up TGUK’s triumphant return to SXSW, you can See Our Tour Page for a full itinerary for a set of newly announced upcoming dates (more to come!).
“The song is about a friend’s second divorce and about taking responsibility in a relationship. For me, the song is about self care. Acknowledging personal faults and trying to work on them.”—Matt Pryor/TGUK
“Problems,” The Get Up Kids‘ sixth studio album, was recorded with Grammy award-winning producer Peter Katis, best known for his lasting work with The National and Interpol, and more recently Kurt Vile’s latest. Peter was an old friend of the band’s, dating back to when he was the assistant engineer on “On A Wire” (2002). The band wrote most of these songs during last year’s “Kicker” EP cycle, building on the band’s newfound mission statement of leaning into your strengths. The result is one of their most inspired albums to date, a true return to form and will go down as one of their finest efforts.
“The track’s punchy and precise, a wave of keys and stumbling momentum.”—Stereogum
“the punchy, punky sound of their classic 1999 album Something To Write Home About but revising it and adding in the maturity that’s inevitable after 20 more years of age and experience.”—Brooklyn Vegan