The Get Up Kids self-release new album, attempt to bring emo back for 2011

The Get Up Kids self-release new album, attempt to bring emo back for 2011

Emo is alive and well and… living in Kansas apparently, as The Get Up Kids have decided to pull a Jay-Z by coming out of retirement with a new self-released record in 2011. The new album — their fifth full-length to date — is entitled There Are Rules and is due January 25, 2011 on the band’s own Quality Hill Records imprint. Of course, now that they’re getting all DIY, it’s important that The Get Up Kids complete this transition by “returning to their roots” as is customary for bands that people once cared about who are trying to make a comeback. In this case, their “roots” means lots of analog recording and getting Bob Weston (who recorded their debut album Four Minute Mile) to master the new album. Certainly no comeback career is officially complete until you part ways with your old record label (Vagrant) and form your own label so you can do things your own way. Yeah! Damn the man!

There Are Rules tracklisting:

01. Tithe
02. Regent’s Court
03. Shatter Your Lungs
04. Automatic
05. Pararelevant
06. Rally ‘Round the Fool
07. Better Lie
08. Keith Case
09. The Widow Paris
10. Birmingham
11. When It Dies
12. Rememorable

• The Get Up Kids: http://www.thegetupkids.com

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