The Get Up Kids were a Kansas City-based American emo/indie rock band.
The Get Up Kids debuted in 1995 and began releasing singles on Doghouse Records. The original line-up consisted of Matthew Pryor (guitar/vocals), Jim Suptic (guitar/vocals), Rob Pope (bass), and Nathan Shay (drums). Matt Pryor was in a band called Secret Decoder Ring, and Jim Suptic was in a band called Kingpin. They met while playing shows together in the Kansas City area.
Nathan Shay was soon ejected for reluctance to tour, and was replaced with Rob Pope's younger brother Ryan.
In 1997, their full-length debut, Four Minute Mile, was released. Recorded in a mere two days by Midwest hardcore mainstay Bob Weston, Four Minute Mile immediately garnered attention. They spent the following two years touring with bands like The Promise Ring, Braid and Jimmy Eat World.
In September 1999 The Get Up Kids released Something to Write Home About their first record for punk label Vagrant Records. Largely touted as the album that launched Vagrant into the public eye, Something To Write Home About marked a major step into bringing emo to the mainstream. The Get Up Ki...
|country||Missouri, United States|
|music genre||Emo (music)|
|current members|| Matthew Pryor|