Red Letter Day (EP)

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Red Letter Day
Red Letter Day Cover.jpg
EP by The Get Up Kids
Released July 20, 1999
Recorded Red House Studios
Genre Emo
Length 16:45
Label Doghouse
Producer Ed Rose
The Get Up Kids chronology
Four Minute Mile
(1997)Four Minute Mile1997
Red Letter Day EP
Something to Write Home About
(1999)Something to Write Home About1999
Alternative cover
Cover for "The EPs: Red Letter Day and Woodson"
Cover for "The EPs: Red Letter Day and Woodson"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
LAS Magazine Unfavorable [1]
Star Pulse Music 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 5/10 stars[3]

Red Letter Day is an EP by American rock band The Get Up Kids. It was released before their second full-length album Something to Write Home About. It featured James Dewees on the keyboard. Shortly after the album was released, Dewees joined the band full-time.

The album was recorded in 1997 at Red House Studios by Ed Rose, the producer of the band's first EP Woodson.[4] The album was released only on 10" vinyl. The album was printed on black vinyl, save for two limited pressings, 500 translucent green and 500 clear.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Get Up Kids.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "One Year Later" 3:05
2. "Red Letter Day" 2:57
3. "Forgive and Forget" 3:26
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Anne Arbour" 3:33
2. "Mass Pike" 3:44

Additional releases[edit]

  • The entire EP was later combined with the band's other EP Woodson and re-released on one CD entitled The EPs: Red Letter Day and Woodson.
  • The songs "Forgive and Forget" and "Anne Arbour" were later released on the band's compilation album Eudora.
  • The song "Anne Arbour" was released as a b-side on the single for the song "Ten Minutes"
  • The song "Red Letter Day" was featured on the band's second studio album Something to Write Home About
  • The songs "Mass Pike" and "Red Letter Day" were featured on the band's live album Live! @ the Granada Theater.
  • The song "Red Letter Day" was featured on the compilation No-Fi Trash released by Suburban Home Records.



  1. ^ LAS Magazine review
  2. ^ Star Pulse Music review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ "The Get Up Kids". 2003-02-19. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Red Letter Day | The Get Up Kids". Dead Format. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2012-03-06.