Five of the tracks are re-recordings of The Party Scene (2005) songs. The title originates from lyrics taken from "Break Out! Break Out!".
On March 28, 2006, it was announced that the band had signed to Hopeless Records. The group finished recording Put Up or Shut Up in March, before embarking on a tour with Transition a month later. From August to October, the band supported Amber Pacific on their tour of the U.S.