Matt Pryor is The New Amsterdams. Even while serving as frontman for trailblazing rock outfit The Get Up Kids, he found a way to release 3 excellent albums as The New Amsterdams. The most recent release, 2004's 'Worse For The Wear', was not only his best selling, but also his most critically acclaimed. Well The New Amsterdams is no longer a 'him'. With the addition of three full time band members, The New Amsterdams are growing in more ways than one. The sound is more full, more lush, and more adventurous. And with The Get Up Kids now fading in the rearview mirror, there's more time for the band to tour and write. Vagrant. 2006.