Rise to Your Knees is the Meat Puppets' eleventh full-length studio album, released on July 17, 2007. Not only was it their first studio release since 2000's Golden Lies, it was also their first to feature the original bassist Cris Kirkwood since his departure after the release of 1995's No Joke!. The album was given a one month advance release on the iTunes Store and eMusic.
An earlier version of "Enemy Love Song" was available for download on Curt Kirkwood's official website in 2005 prior to the release of his solo album Snow. It was removed after the album was released. In addition to "Enemy Love Song", "New Leaf" previously appeared on the 2004 compilation album Classic Puppets, this version being recorded by the Golden Lies-era lineup.