Wed, February 23, 2011
6:30 pm / $18.50 – $22.00 / All Ages
Influential Kansas City five piece, The Get Up Kids, return in February 2011 with a new studio album, There Are Rules – the band’s fifth full-length collection, and the first on their own Quality Hill Records imprint.
Seven years after what looked to be their final album Guilt Show, with the group disbanding a year later in 2005 after 10 years of constant touring, The Get Up Kids returned to the studio in 2009, sparked by a spur-of-the-moment decision to start writing songs together again, made while they were rehearsing to promote the tenth anniversary edition of their breakout album Something to Write Home About. The first fruits of these new recordings was ‘Simple Science’, released in April 2010 – an EP that burst, unannounced, into the Billboard Top 200.
The band re-convened at their Black Lodge studio in Eudora, KS at various times in 2010 to complete the recordings, and so There Are Rules came to be – twelve new songs that will prove to be both surprising, and familiar. The result is a collection of songs that are fresh and inspired, created by a band that has been given new life and isn’t looking back. In some fashion, the new tracks mark a return to the early days of The Get Up Kids, when they formed fifteen years ago above a drum store in downtown Kansas City. At the same time,There Are Rules’ marks a new chapter for The Get Up Kids, as they return to their independent roots, forming their own label – Quality Hill Records – and reigniting the DIY spirit that originally launched the band onto the worldwide stage.