(TRR) – The Get Up Kids have announced their new album Problems (Polyvinyl Records). The follow-up to last year’s Kicker EP, the new record is set for release on May 10. It is the band’s first full-length LP since 2011’s There Are Rules which saw the band work with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Peter Katie (The National, Interpol, The Head and The Heart, Dispatch).
“I started writing Satellite about my son who’s 14 and a total introvert — not antisocial, he just genuinely likes to keep to himself,” singer/guitarist Matt Pryor said in a statement. “But then somewhere down the line I started singing about myself — about how even when you’re playing a show to a room full of people, I can still feel anxious and isolated.”
When discussing the new record in a press release, the band said it “examines everything from life-changing loss to loneliness to the inevitable anxiety of existing in 2019.” The album is available for pre-order HERE.
The band also released the album’s first single “Satellite.” The official music video for the track can be streamed below. The clip was directed by Kerstin Ebert.
The Get Up Kids formed in Kansas City, MS in 1995. Throughout the rest of the ’90s, the band were a keystone of the emo scene. Following a breakup in 2005, the band reunited in 2008 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their sophomore effort Something To Write Home About. Over the next three years, they released two all-new studio album.