Burns and Stewart are step-brothers, resulting in Good Day Josif and Triumph Over Tragedy sharing a practice space in their parents' garage.In 2004, upon the break up of Good Day Josif and Triumph over Tragedy, Cook, Stewart and Burns formed the band the Flipside, along with their friend Chris Hill.On January 10, 2011, two months before the release of the self-titled album, Garrison posted on his blog that he was leaving the band, stating that he wanted to "pursue other opportunities." A month later, the band set out on the headlining "Spring Break Your Heart" tour with Breathe Carolina, We Are the In Crowd, This Century, Tonight Alive and Before Their Eyes.In June, the band released "I Guess You Can Say Things Are Getting Pretty Serious" as the album's second single, along with a music video which was self-produced by the band.The band then released two prequel videos to its single and music video "She Likes (Bittersweet Love)" on its You Tube account in April.The official full music video was released on April 19.s video of the week. On September 14, 2010, the band released a new song called "Keep On Bringing Me Down" on You Tube.The band appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on June 12, performing "Whoa Oh! In late September, the band undertook a brief headlining tour in the UK, after Cobra Starship, the original headlining act, postponed its tour.The band played at the 2009 Vans Warped Tour from July 22 to August 26.
The band went on the 2008 Alternative Press tour from March 14 to May 2, played on its first headlining tour, and later performed on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. The band then headed to Tokyo, Japan to perform at the annual Summer Sonic Festival.It was announced that the band would be releasing a new EP entitled The Weekend: Friday on November 17, including "What Do You Want from Me".