Only listened to Steal Away, Stow Away. It's got potential when it's cleaned up. Sounded like it was done on one take lol. Sounds like Brand New's Jesus a little bit. I'd take out the random screaming in the song but that's just me.
Wow, the lead singer's biggest influence is Jesse Lacey, so I think he will be thrilled you made that connection, even if it is a little bit. haha, Hang on, I have a live set they have played that is streaming. Would you check it out then?
Edit: Oh and it wasn't done in one take. I was there when they recorded the demo, and it took them over 40 times to record Still Away, because they kept giggling and laughing before they could get it done. All of my Friends I think was a lot longer, because they had written it 2 weeks before hand and they had only made the music for it a few days beforehand. haha