THE GET UP KIDS ANNOUNCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE REISSUE OF SEMINAL ALBUM ‘SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT’

The Get Up Kids today announced the 25th anniversary reissue of their seminal second album, Something to Write Home About, will be released digitally on August 23rd and physically on September 20th via Polyvinyl Record Co.

The newly remastered, genre-defining LP will feature expanded music and artwork, including a 28-page large format full-colour booklet. Its second LP contains a mix of 12 rare or previously unreleased demos (including the original four-track acoustic recordings by singer/songwriter Matt Pryor), which reveal the sturdiness of its songs – a tracklist battle-tested in hundreds of live settings. The Kansas City-based band of Pryor (guitar/vocals), Jim Suptic (guitar/vocals), Rob Pope (bass), Ryan Pope (drums), and Dustin Kinsey (keys), today also released the first official music video for the album’s urgent opener, “Holiday” alongside its demo version, “Holiday (Demo)

Something to Write Home About (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is available for pre-order HERE.

“The biggest takeaway from watching this video is how young we were,” says Pryor of the “Holiday” video, which was directed by Shawn Brackbill and features unearthed tour footage from the era. “It’s like watching your parents’ home movies of you riding a big wheel in the backyard. Just babies. 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 twenty five years later.”