Emarosa is a six-member post-hardcore band from Lexington, Kentucky, formed in 2006. Emarosa was originally known as Corsets Are Cages, but changed their name shortly before their first EP, This Is Your Way Out, released in 2007.
Emarosa initially formed as a four piece post-hardcore band called Corsets Are Cages, and recorded three songs during this time (most notably Utah, But I’m Taller), however when the band lost two members and gained four new ones (including another vocalist, Chris Roetter) it was decided that it was time to start afresh with a new name: Emarosa. With Chris Roberts and Mike Bryant the only founding members left, the band was signed to Standby Records to record their 7 track EP This Is Your Way Out. It was released on May 8, 2007, through Thriving Records because Standby Records had no distribution at the time. The EP could be compared to Chiodos, Underoath and Saosin, and selling over 4,600 copies digitally alone.