Published Jul 08, 2009You know sometimes at shows you hear the older scene dudes grumbling nonsense words like "the Promise Ring," "Christie Front Drive" and "Braid"? I mean, what the hell are they talking about? Well, they're talking about emo, back when the term meant something other than mascara-lined tweens. And one of the genre's original kings, the Get Up Kids, have returned to show the young pups what it's all about.
The reformed band, which broke up in 2005, will be hitting the road for a special reunion tour to celebrate ten years of what many consider to be their best release (my money's on Four Minute Mile), with numerous European and American tour dates listed on the band's MySpace page, along with one Canadian show: October 25 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.
The Kansas City, MO group laid down some seriously perfect emo pop on albums like '97s Four Minute Mile and '99s Something to Write Home About, which, rumour has it, will see a tenth anniversary re-release this year through Vagrant Records (Doghouse Records re-issued the vinyl in January).