Back in 2010, The Get Up Kids put out their first album in six years. It was a four-song EP called “Simple Science,” and it is classic form of The Get Up Kids’ alt-pop-punk music. Bands like Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy have noted The Get Up Kids as an influence, and you can hear the similarities, especially in the singing style of the Blink boys. The first track, “Your Petty Pretty Things,” is an upbeat track about getting to the lowest of lows with a William S. Burroughs loop. “Keith Case” is the second track on the EP. It’s a heavier track with themes of lies and deceit. A synth-y piano motif throughout the entire song makes it sound a little bit darker than the rest of the songs on the album. “Tommy Gentle” is a song about losing everything, but the lyrics are juxtaposed by the fast-paced background music. Like the rest of the album, the song is immediately catchy, and it’s easy to want to listen to it again and again. The album closes with its longest and most electronic sounding song, “How You’re Bound.” The second half of this song is mostly hypnotizing instrumental with some echoing of the chorus. It builds to a crescendo then for the last minute it fades out into electric noises to end the EP. There isn’t a “I’ll Catch You” on this EP, but what you get from “Simple Science” is four great songs from The Get Up Kids. In 2010, it was a perfect little teaser of music that was bound to follow from the band.