“I’ve always wanted to call our record a ripper,” muses the Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor.
After years of headier indie rock fare (and general inactivity), the beloved, long-running emo band got close earlier this year with Kicker, a live-wire EP with four songs of the giddy power-pop many fans have been dying to hear since the turn of the millennium. Next spring, there’s more where that came from.
“We’re going to be working with [producer] Peter Katis out in Connecticut,” Jim Suptic, the band’s other singer-songwriter, announces on the latest #AlternativeFacts podcast. “He was the engineer on [our 2002 album] On a Wire and there was another producer on it,” adds Pryor. “Not that I hate that record, but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. There’s something to prove.”