The Get Up Kids Announce 25th Anniversary Reissue of Something to Write Home About


The Get Up Kids have announced a 25th anniversary deluxe reissue of their 1999 sophomore album. Something to Write Home About (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) comes out digitally on August 23 and physically on September 20 via Polyvinyl. The Kansas City emo stalwarts have also shared a new music video for “Holiday” and dug up a demo version of that same track, both of which you can check out below.

“The biggest takeaway from watching this video is how young we were. It’s like watching your parents’ home movies of you riding a big wheel in the backyard,” said singer Matt Pryor. “A lot of these are from a time when the record was finished but people hadn’t really heard it yet. We’d just spent a long, frustrating year trying to get it made and when it finally saw the light of day we just came out swinging. I remember a lot of these shows, the Fireside Bowl in Chicago particularly. That always felt like a home away from home for us back then. The kids onstage in these videos really have no idea how much this album will change their lives, that we’ll still be talking about it 25 years later.”

The newly remastered version of Something to Write Home About includes a 28-page large format booklet in color and a 12″ of rare or previously unreleased demos. On the same day of its digital release, the Get Up Kids will kick off their North American tour in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary where they will perform the LP in full. That run lasts on through the autumn and includes support from Smoking Popes.

The Get Up Kids broke up in 2005, but they got back together three years later and have since regularly performed live. Their first album as a reunited group arrived in 2011, There Are Rules, and was followed with Problems in 2019.

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The Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Something to Write Home About (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition):

01 Holiday (Remastered 2024)
02 Action & Action (Remastered 2024)
03 Valentine (Remastered 2024)
04 Red Letter Day (Remastered 2024)
05 Out of Reach (Remastered 2024)
06 Ten Minutes (Remastered 2024)
07 The Company Dime (Remastered 2024)
08 My Apology (Remastered 2024)
09 I’m a Loner Dottie, a Rebel (Remastered 2024)
10 Long Goodnight (Remastered 2024)
11 Close to Home (Remastered 2024)
12 I’ll Catch You (Remastered 2024)
13 One Year Later (Demo)
14 Close to Home (Demo)
15 Out of Reach (Demo)
16 Holiday (Demo)
17 Valentine (Demo)
18 My Apology (Demo)
19 Red Letter Day (Demo)
20 Ten Minutes (Demo)
21 Central Standard Time (Four Track Demo)
22 Long Goodnight (Four Track Demo)
23 The Company Dime (Four Track Demo)
24 I’ll Catch You (Four Track Demo)


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