The Get Up Kids

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The Get Up Kids are an American alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-90s emo scene, otherwise known as the "second wave" of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves, eventually embarking on international tours of Japan and Europe. They founded Heroes & Villains Records, an imprint of the successful indie rock label Vagrant Records. While the imprint was started to release albums by The Get Up Kids, it served as a launching pad for several side-projects such as The New Amsterdams and Reggie and the Full Effect.

The Get Up Kids were viewed throughout their existence as a prototypical emo band, having been major players in the Midwest emo movement of the mid-1990s. Their second album Something to Write Home About remains their most widely acclaimed album, and is considered to be one of the quintessential albums of the second-wave emo movement. However, like many early emo bands, The Get Up Kids, sought to dissociate themselves with the term, as it was considered dismissive to be seen as an "emo band." The band departed heavily from their established style with the release of their 2002 album On a Wire, which saw the band take on a much more layered, alternative rock sound. Years later, guitarist Jim Suptic even apologized for having the influence they did on many of the modern third-wave emo bands, commenting that "[t]he punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It's like glam rock now ... If this is the world we helped create, then I apologize."

Due to internal conflicts, the band broke up in 2005. Three years later, the band reunited to support the tenth anniversary re-release of Something to Write Home About, and soon afterward entered the studio to write new material. In early 2010, the band released Simple Science, their first release in six years, followed in 2011 by the full-length There Are Rules.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Four Minute Mile The Get Up Kids 1
1999 Something to Write Home About The Get Up Kids 5 3
2002 On a Wire The Get Up Kids 1
2004 Guilt Show The Get Up Kids 1
2011 There Are Rules The Get Up Kids 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 The EP's: Red Letter Day and Woodson Compilation The Get Up Kids 2
2001 Eudora Compilation The Get Up Kids 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Live! @ the Granada Theater Live The Get Up Kids 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Shorty / The Breathing Method The Get Up Kids 1
1997 The Get Up Kids / Coalesce The Get Up Kids / Coalesce 1
1999 10 Minutes / Anne Arbour The Get Up Kids 1
1999 The Get Up Kids / The Anniversary The Get Up Kids / The Anniversary 1
2000 Action & Action The Get Up Kids 1
2000 Free Language Demons / Up on the Roof Rocket From the Crypt / The Get Up Kids 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Woodson The Get Up Kids 1
1999 Red Letter Day The Get Up Kids 1
2004 Wouldn't Believe It The Get Up Kids 1
2004 Guilt Show: Secret Site EP The Get Up Kids 1
2010 Simple Science The Get Up Kids 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
iTunes Sessions The Get Up Kids 1

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