The Get Up Kids, once and ever the flag-bearers of turn-of-the-century emo and pop-punk, announced a return to the studio and stage this morning. Via a teaser video posted to their Twitter account, the Kansas-formed band revealed a new partnership with esteemed Illinois label Polyvinyl.
The label confirmed the news to SPIN.
“So pumped to share that we’ve signed with [Polyvinyl]!” the band wrote on Twitter. “New music coming soon!!!” The news arrives with a teaser video, hinting at the band’s new recordings.
As the adage goes, a rising tide lifts all ships: The Get Up Kids return in the midst of what’s been dubbed the “emo revival,” joining American Football, Jawbreaker, and a grip of other bands who defined the genre, broke up, and have reformed in recent years. While the Get Up Kids already went through the breakup/make-up drama back in the mid-aughts (with founding member Rob Pope even joining Spoon) today’s news heralds the band’s first new music since the 2011 album There Are Rules.
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Further information about the anticipated new album has not yet been announced.