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Video: Watch Matt Pryor perform solo acoustic renditions of songs spanning his career

Matt Pryor, frontman of influential acts The Get Up Kids and the New Amsterdams and current solo troubadour, recently performed acoustic versions of songs from each phase of his career.

Click here to watch him play “Better Half” by the Get Up Kids and “The Spoils Of The Spoiled” by The New Amsterdams as well as the solo track “Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down.”

“Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down” appears on Matt Pryor’s latest solo release, “May Day,” which was released in January and funded through a Kickstarter campaign.



Video: Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) performs stripped down versions of “Don’t Let The Bastards Pull You Down” and “Polish The Broken Glass”

Matt Pryor, front man of early, influential Vagrant Records act The Get Up Kids recently performed stripped down versions of his songs “Don’t Let The Bastards Pull You Down” and “Polish The Broken Glass.”

You can check out the performances here.

He is is currently out on the Where’s The Band? Tour with Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Ace Enders (The Early November), Anthony Raneri (Bayside), and Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.).



Full Album Stream: Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) – “May Day”

Matt Pryor, front man of early, influential Vagrant Records act The Get Up Kids is streaming his new solo album “May Day.”

You can listen to it here.

The album hits stores today. It serves as a follow-up to 2008′s Vagrant Records release, “Confidence Man.” Pryor will be kicking off the Where’s The Band? Tour this week along with Ace Enders of the Early November, Bayside‘s Anthony Raneri, Chris Conley of Saves The Day and Evan Weiss, better known as Into It. Over It. In addition, he’ll be playing a handful of shows with the Front Bottoms and solo. Check out the dates and locations here.



Matt Pryor announces US dates with The Front Bottoms

Matt Pryor, front man of early, influential Vagrant Records act The Get Up Kids has just announced a string of US tour dates The Front Bottoms. The shows will take places shortly after the “Where’s The Band” tour. Check the dates out here.

Matt Pryor will release “May Day” January 24th.



Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams) streams new solo track “Polish The Broken Glass”

Matt Pryor is probably best known as the frontman of bands like The Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams, but he’s also got quite a little solo career going. In anticipation of his forthcoming solo release entitled “May Day,” Pryor is streaming the track “Polish The Broken Glass.” You can check it out here.

“May Day” (cover art shown at left) was financed via a Kickstarter campaign and is due out January 24th. It serves as a follow-up to 2008’s Vagrant Records release, “Confidence Man.” Check out our review of his recent acoustic gig with Brian Fallon right here.



Show Review: Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem, The Horrible Crowes) and Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Boston, MA

The “punk-frontman-turned-acoustic-troubadour” movement has continued to gain speed over the last several years, as songwriters continue to explore the logical connection between traditional folk music and punk music. Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem, The Horrible Crowes) and Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams) have taken a slightly different track, playing stripped down versions of songs you know and love already (while Pryor has also started to make a name for himself as a solo musician).

They recently teamed up for an intimate, student-only show at the afterHOURS club at Northeastern University in Boston. Check out my full review and nowhere-near professional-quality pictures here.



Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) streams new track “Where Do We Go From Here”, announces tour dates with Chris Conley and friends

Matt Pryor, front man of early, influential Vagrant Records act The Get Up Kids, is set to release his second solo album. Entitled “May Day,” the album will be released January 24th on his own Nightshoes Syndicate label imprint.

If you click here, you can stream “Where Do We Go From Here” from the new album.

Pryor is currently on the road in advanced support of “May Day,” and will be teaming up with Chris Conley from Saves The Day, Evan Weiss from Into It. Over It. and a few others for a bunch of dates early next year. Click here for the rundown.

Pryor’s last solo album, “Confidence Man,” was released in 2008 on Vagrant Records.



Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids to release second solo album “May Day”

Matt Pryor, vocalist and guitar player for The Get Up Kids, is set to release his second solo album “May Day” in January of 2012. The album was recorded in his home studio and has twelve new tracks, which you can check out the track-listing here.

Pryor released his last solo record, “Confidence Man” in 2008.



Free music: The Get Up Kids- “Rememorable”

The Get Up Kids, who, once again, are NOT breaking up, are offering a free download for their song “Rememorable.” Get yours here.

The track appears on the band’s latest album, “There Are Rules,” out on Vagrant Records.



The Get Up Kids NOT breaking up

We can all breathe a little easier folks. It turns out that The Get Up Kids are not taking an indefinite hiatus, just taking time on their own projects as previously stated. Here’s what the band had to say:

“The Get Up Kids are not breaking up after this European tour, as has been erroneously announced in some areas of the press.  What was said was that this could be the last set of tour dates for a spell, especially in Europe, as members are splitting off to work on some other projects for a while. That is—Matt Pryor has a new solo album, May Day (which was funded with the help of a Kickstarter campaign) that is due in January. Rob Pope is likely working on a new Spoon album (Britt Daniel has spent the year writing new songs for the next release). James Dewees continues to play in My Chemical Romance. Ryan Pope is spending some time in Europe. Jim Suptic is being a dad for the second time.  It is not even a ‘hiatus’ which always seems to mean something much more final.

You can read the rest of the band’s statement here. The Get Up Kids last released “There Are Rules ” their first album in 7 years, on their own label Quality Hill last January.



The Get Up Kids to go on hiatus – apparently again

The Get Up Kids have announced they will be going on an indefinite hiatus after their current tour so that the members can concentrate on their own projects. The band explained on their Facebook page:

“Hey friends, a heads up too, if you are thinking of making it out to one of the upcoming shows. This is most likely the last chance to see us over in Europe for a while – we are all pretty much splitting off to do some different projects once we’re back home. So if you’re saying “I’ll see it next time…” you may well have a long long wait! See you soon, then?!”

This wouldn’t be the first time that The Get Up Kids called it quits or went on hiatus. They once broke up in 2005 before reforming three years later. Last January, the band released There Are Rules, their first album in 7 years, on their own label Quality Hill.



Video: The Get Up Kids – “Rally ‘Round The Fool”

The Get Up Kids have released a new video for the track “Rally ‘Round The Fool”. The track is from their most recent album, “There Are Rules” released earlier this year on their own label, Quality Hill. You can watch the video on the Paste Magazine website.



Music Video: The Get Up Kids – “Regent’s Court”

The Get Up Kids have posted the music video for their song “Regent’s Court” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s new album “There Are Rules,” which hit stores January 25th on their own label Quality Hill.

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The Get Up Kids announce 2 Southern California shows in August

Kansas City’s The Get Up Kids have announced two Southern California shows in August. The band will be playing August 13th in LA at The Satellite and August 14th in Pioneertown at Pappy & Harriet’s.

The Get Up Kids will join New Jersey Emo/Pop-punkers Saves The Day on a 10-date, co-headlining tour this summer. The band will hit up the Midwest and the East Coast. Click here for the first leg and here for the second.



The Get Up Kids announce Midwestern Tour

The Get Up Kids have announced a Midwest leg of their Summer tour. They’ll be hitting spots in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and more in the month of July. For the dates, click here.

The band will be touring in support of their album “There Are Rules,” which was released earlier this year.