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November 08, 2013 00:00
Matt Pryor premieres "Words Get in the Way" on The AV Club

Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids) has released a new song – “Words Get In The Way” featuring Steve Soboslai (of Punchline). The song comes from his upcoming solo album Wrist Slitter – due out November 11th via Rory Records/Equal Vision Records. Stream “Words Get In The Way” on AV Club: http://avc.lu/1gwMkGG

Fans can pre-order the album now: http://bit.ly/WristSlitterItunes

Pryor delves into his collaboration with Soboslai, “All I had was this guitar riff. I went to the studio with my drummer and had him play a beat in a loop. The idea was to have a bunch of my friends who are songwriters come up with different ideas for the song and then I'd mash them all together. But, nobody went for it. Nobody but Steve who came up with the ‘Everything will be fine’ line. So, I kinda wrote the lyrics around that one line. I also debated whether people would get confused between this and the Gloria Estefan song of the same name but I decided to risk it."

Though best known for his work as the primary singer-songwriter for The Get Up Kids, Pryor has a vast musical catalog including his folk-tinged group The New Amsterdams, children’s music project Terrible Twos and indie-rock super group Lasorda – featuring Nate Harold (fun.), Mike Standberg (Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band), and Dustin Kinsey (The New Amsterdams). Never one to slow down, Pryor also contributes to Chicago start-up Downwrite – a website that enables artists to create fan-commissioned songs and connect with fans on a personal and creative level – and performs online concerts for StageIt – an online platform dedicated to monetized live streamed performances. In 2012, Pryor started his own Nothing To Write Home About podcast wherein he interviews fellow musicians and industry friends such as Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Kevin Devine, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and more.

In addition to the previously announced tour dates, Pryor will be joining Max Bemis (Say Anything), Perma, Merriment, and Allison Weiss for a west coast tour in January 2014. Pryor will also be hitting the road with Weiss for a run in the United Kingdom in February 2014. Full dates listed below.

Wrist Slitter Track Listing:
1. The House Hears Everything
2. Kinda Go To Pieces
3. Wrist Slitter
4. Words Get In The Way (feat Steve Soboslai)
5. Before My Tongue Becomes A Sword (featuring Bob Nanna and Chris Conley)
6. If I Wear A Disguise
7. As Perfect As We'll Ever Be
8. Foolish Kids
9. Say What You're Gonna Say
10. So Many Questions
11. There Is No Us
12. Won't Speak To Me

with Max Bemis (Say Anything), Sherri DuPree Bemis (Eisley), Perma, Merriment
Dec 04 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Dec 05 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Dec 06 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Dec 07 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Dec 08 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Dec 10 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Dec 11 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
Dec 12 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Dec 13 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Dec 14 - Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Live
Dec 16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Dec 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Dec 18 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Dec 20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec 21 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ
Dec 22 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

with Max Bemis (Say Anything), Perma, Merriment, Allison Weiss Jan 15 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive*
Jan 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
Jan 18 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Jan 19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Jan 22 - West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Jan 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Jan 24 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic
Jan 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

with Allison Weiss
Feb 14 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners
Feb 15 - Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
Feb 16 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Feb 17 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
Feb 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Feb 20 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Feb 21 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Feb 22 - London, UK @ Borderline
Feb 23 - Tunbridge, UK @ Wells Forum
*Matt Pryor only