Simple Science - EP
The Get Up Kids
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The news that the Get Up Kids were reuniting to go on tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark emo-pop classic Something to Write Home About was exciting enough. That they found the time and desire to hit the studio was potentially just as thrilling. When the band hung it up in 2005 due to all sorts of internal conflicts, it really seemed like there would never be another Get Up Kids record. Now that they’ve done it, the question becomes does it add to their legacy or detract from it? The verdict falls strongly in the former camp. The 2010 EP Simple Science may not break any new ground for the band and it may not measure up to their best, most powerful work, but it does deliver four tracks that, for the most part, have all the passion, hooks, and emotion of vintage Kids records. Certainly Matthew Pryor's vocals sound as brutally honest as ever, and the rest of the band sounds like they are having a blast playing together again. The only new wrinkles are the stripped-down production, which most likely stems from the group releasing the record themselves, and the increased reliance of atmospheric keyboards that give the songs a spacy sound. These are most evident on the closing track "How You’re Bound," which sounds like it was turned inside-out and dipped in reverb. Simple Science won’t take the place of Something in the hearts of Get Up Kids fans, but it’s a welcome comeback all the same.
Good return to scene
I was always bummed that one of the finest bands of the 90's emo/post punk scene forsook their sound and presence to a lot of bands that paled in comparison. Both in influence and quality Get Up Kids were the kings once upon a time and this release has an energy, excitement and level of creativity that will be welcomed by new fans and old. Happy to have them back!
Download this now!!!!!
Got introduced to The Get Up Kids years ago. Got to see the final tour and later the reunion tour. This might be the best emo band of all time and this EP fits perfectely into my Get Up Kids collection. I feel lucky to know there music.
Formed: 1994 in Kansas City, MO
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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