Founded: 15 / 10 / 1995
Location: United States
The Get Up Kids are an American rock band from Kansas City. Formed in 1995, the band was a major act in the mid-1990s Midwest emo scene, otherwise known as the "second wave" of emo music. Their second album Something to Write Home About remains their most widely acclaimed album, and is considered to be one of the quintessential albums of the second-wave emo movement. They are considered forefathers of the emo genre, and have been widely credited as being an influence, both by contemporaries Saves the Day and later bands such as Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday and the Wonder Years.
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The Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor chats to Anthony Carew about the label 'emo', and how it never quite sat right with him.
A solid new LP from the Kansas natives.
"[I]magine if Train turned it up to 11."
One of the most mature and diverse Get Up Kids records to date.
Nothing to write home about.