​We've waited seven long years - happy release day to The Get Up Kids' new EP, Kicker!
​We've waited seven long years - happy release day to The Get Up Kids' new EP, Kicker!
Posted 06/08/2018
"The most satisfying Get Up Kids release in nearly 20 years.” - Pitchfork

"It's a proper statement of reemergence from one of the most enduring bands to emerge of the early-aughts rock club scene." - SPIN

"Kicker is comprised of four songs only, but they pack a wallop." - Uproxx

"At just four songs, Kicker only feels like a taste of where TGUK are at right now and it leaves you wanting more. And if they do in fact have a full-length in the works, Kicker makes that full-length look very promising." - Brooklyn Vegan

"The four-song project is setting new, grown-up concerns about marriage and family life to the kind of upbeat and melodically assured guitar music that they’ve always been known for." - The FADER

"Songs like “Maybe” and “I’m Sorry” express regret over bad choices and paths not pursued, but there’s no sense of resignation in the lyrics or guitar licks. The Moog accents are now fist pumps, and the chanting choruses edge close to stadium rock." - AV Club

"The EP hearkens back to the youthful energy of the band's early releases." - Consequence of Sound


All good things in time. Today The Get Up Kids shared their first release in SEVEN years and we are just kicking (har har) ourselves that we get to be a part of it! Kicker has arrived in all its 4-song glory. Listen below and order your copy from our E-Store.

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Matt Pryor recently chatted with Washed Up Emo about the new EP. Check out TIDAL's piece with the band on '5 Albums That Changed My Life.' And most importantly, tour kicks off this Thursday! Get your tickets NOW:

  • 06/14 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
  • 06/15 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
  • 06/16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
  • 06/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
  • 06/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah # [SOLD OUT]
  • 06/21 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
  • 06/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards #
  • 06/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour # [SOLD OUT]
  • 06/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's #
  • 06/26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
  • 06/27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge # [SOLD OUT]
  • 06/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
  • 06/30 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater #
  • 07/11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club $%
  • 07/12 - Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
  • 07/13 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall $%
  • 07/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts $%
  • 07/15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $%
  • 07/17 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall $%
  • 07/18 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm $%
  • 07/19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell $%
  • 07/20 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge $%
  • 07/21 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall $%
  • 07/27 - Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater @ Buzz Beach Ball
  • 10/26 - 10/28 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST
# w/ Casket Lottery, $ w/ Racquet Club, % w/ Ageist