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Get Up Kids, the Bio

Get Up Kids, the
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Kansas City's the Get Up Kids play melodic, pop-inflected emo similar to the Promise Ring and Braid, with whom the band released a split single in 1998. The group debuted in 1996 with a slew of 7"s, including "Shorty" on the Huey Proudhon label and "All Stars" on Doghouse Records, which became their main record label. 1997 saw the release of their debut full-length Four Minute Mile, which they recorded with Bob Weston. In 1998 the group toured extensively and released more singles, including "I'm a Loner, Dottie, a Rebel," which also appeared on their 1999 album Something to Write Home About. The band resurfaced two years later, re-releasing some of their early works and hitting the road with Green Day and Weezer. It wasn't until 2002 that a new album surfaced, On a Wire. Guilt Show, the band's fifth album and third effort with producer Ed Rose, appeared in spring 2004. A year later, the concert album Live @ the Granada Theater marked The Get Up Kids' 10th anniversary.

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