The Get Up Kids (MI) Apologize for Influencing Modern Emo Bands
July 27, 2009 4:12 p.m. by Rachel Brodsky Pop-punk pioneers and general '90's staple The Get Up Kids have been thought long gone in the music biz...until recently. Lo and behold, the boys are back in some reincarnation or another, with a 10th anniversary edition of Something to Write Home About to be released on September 7th with a supporting tour of Europe and the US to boot. Drowned in Sound took note of The Get Up Kids' reunion, and conducted what turned out to be a strikingly honest interview with founding member Jim Suptic. As excited as Suptic seemed to be in terms of getting out there again, he had some choice words for those presiding under the "Emo" stamp of today. "Honestly, I don't often think about the state of 'emo', says Suptic. "The punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It's like glam rock now. We played the Bamboozle fests this year and we felt really out of place. I could name maybe three bands we played with. It was just a sea of neon shirts to us. IF THIS IS THE WORLD WE HELPED CREATE, THEN I APOLOGIZE."