Dear 16-Year-Old Me,
I know I told you The Get Up Kids wouldn't be coming here on their reunion tour, but hold on to your military-style cap with the Sunny Day Real Estate pins on it: TGUK have added a Nashville date to their tour itinerary. No, they don't really talk about Mineral and sound like this anymore (forgive them!) — I guess they're trying to keep it more, you know, mellow and adult, as you'll see from the New Wave-inflected new-school jams after the jump. I guess I find their new sound mildly confusing, as I'm only familiar with two schools of former Get Up Kids fans: the kind that wants them to sound precisely as they did in 1997, and the kind that no longer has any interest. Best of luck to them, though, as they just released their first record since 2004.
Anyhow, while they won't be bringing tour co-headliners Saves the Day with them to Nashville, tickets are already on sale. What's that? No, no, they're not playing at Blue Sky Court or Rocketown. Exit/In. By the way, I'm not exactly certain what happened to that shirt you liked so much, but I have this distinct feeling that it ended up in a rag box in Dad's garage out in Hendersonville. By the way, I know you're going to be all jazzed when they release Guilt Show, but skip showing up at Tower Records at precisely midnight on March 2, 2004, to buy it. That's a bit much. And maybe skip forming that band you're about to form, too. Probably for the best. Buck up!