I just realized that Balance and Composure, SWS, and Moving Mountains have albums coming out May 10th. It will definitely be a great day.
Also, I don't see the ASD similarity at all, other than the fact that they both have a vocalist with a higher register. But then you could say this sounds like Saosin, Tides of Man, and a million other bands in the scene.
After 2 listens I'd say I give it a 3.5/5 - above average but not great. It's pretty catchy and it avoids being completely ordinary but it hardly sounds like the same band (though I realize they have new guitarists). It wasn't until 2:50 that I thought like it sounded like Kellin. Still have much hope for the album though.
I've never been a huge fan of SWS. but honestly, the last album was a lot better than this. Sounds like they got more generic, which is most likely because of their label. Regardless, the first album had a little more originality. This song just sounds so "cookie cutter" to me...