Get Up Kids, The - Something To Write Home About FLAC album
Title: Something To Write Home About
Style: Emo, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1242 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1672 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1909 mb
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The album was produced by The Get Up Kids themselves, with co-producers Chad Blinman and Alex Brahl. Blinman also recorded and mixed the album, with Brahl assisting with additional engineering. The album was a financial success, peaking at on Billboards Heatseekers 200 albums chart in North America, and gathered a great amount of critical acclaim. Something to Write Home About is the first Get Up Kids album to include James Dewees playing keyboards. Something to Write Home About Q&A.
I figured had to be something special. This band probably doesn't need an introduction, but here's one anyway. The Get Up Kids are a five-piece o/pop punk band from Kansas City, Missouri that formed in 1995 and broke up in 2005. They reunited three years later in 2008, and have been active ever since. This is mostly due to one particular album, 1999's incredible Something To Write Home About, which features 12 insanely catchy pop songs that simply never get old. Prior to Something To Write Home About, they had released a handful of material, including a great EP titled Woodson and another full-length, Four Minute Mile. This was fairly standard, catchy, 90's pop punk/emo fare, and their punk roots somewhat show.
After The Get Up Kids' previous album, Four Minute Mile brought major label offers, the band decided to stick with an indie label and sign with Vagrant Records for their next album after a short and unproductive time with Mojo Records. Something to Write Home About brought the band an increasing fan base, as their sound became slightly more radio-oriented, with more melodic choruses and hooks. The album was included in Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics list at number 9. .Initially the rumors were fan reports from the farewell Reggie and the Full Effect tour, when former Get Up Kids keyboardist James Dewees claimed that.
Central Standard Time/Vasil + Bluey" is a split EP between Kansas City, Missouri band The Get Up Kids and Lawrence, Kansas group The Anniversary. The album was released on colored vinyl in 1999 on Vagrant Records. There were seven different pressings of the album, with each pressing on different colored vinyl.
The Get Up Kids’ debut, Four Minute Mile, was a charmingly unpolished yet solid pop-punk effort that was well received by the punk/emo community. It displayed some of the band’s talent for simple yet effective melodicism and lyrical incisiveness that would eventually come to fruition on Something to Write Home About; but the evolutionary step between the albums was remarkable, perhaps even comparable to the change Brand New would affect between their debut and sophomore records only a few years later. So for any fan of pop-punk, emo, or even just great song writing in general, Something to Write Home About might be what you’ve been waiting for. And for anyone that was there at the beginning – well, maybe it’s time to get back in touch. Recommended tracks: Holiday Red Letter Day I'll Catch You.
In 1998, the Get Up Kids toured extensively with bands like the Promise Ring and Jimmy Eat World and released more singles, including "I'm a Loner, Dottie, a Rebel," which also appeared on their classic 1999 album, Something to Write Home About. Released through their own label Heroes & Villains and their patrons Vagrant, Something to Write Home About featured newly added keyboardist James Dewees and focused the scrappy energy of their promising debut into a visceral and intelligent collection of highly introspective and melodic songs that would go on to influence countless.
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