It is difficult to pigeon-hole Shut Up Mark into a certain genre of music. Picture a band that sounds like a mix between All Time Low, New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, and All American Rejects. Now picture a second band that sounds like Gilbert Gottfried, Double Dragon, pink lemonade, and Animal from the Muppet's. Now picture a cover band of the second band mentioned. Now picture a rival cover band of the first cover band who refers to themselves as only a tribute band. Shut Up Mark is that tribute band. The guys eventually concluded that their own attempts to imitate what had informed them could be construed as a worthy variation on the many forms that preceded. They do everything that's required to conform to the currently received ideas of what a band is, which can be easily pigeon-holed and is not a tribute band.