Release Date: January 25th, 2011
Label: Quality Hill Records
It’s difficult to place The Get Up Kids these days. In the 90s they helped launch emo, bringing the genre to the attention of a mainstream audience. They were one of the biggest influences on the scene, which, as the 90s drew to a close, began to become more and more popular. Their first two albums, ‘Four Minute Mile’ and ‘Something To Write Home About’ were saccharine slices of melancholy power pop, that laid the foundations and set the conventions for an entire genre. More recently however, the band have attempted to disassociate themselves with the emo scene, moving towards a more mature sound. This is where ‘There Are Rules’ comes in.