11:25 PM on 02/29/12
I think a great deal of proof that this band can get huge is quite clear. I for one, love this band, but their EP was waaaay better than their full length. I love all the songs on the EP however the full length I'm only listening to about half at the end of the day. The fact that they have gotten so big after releasing a mediocre album is quite clear that if they write a really good pop record that they could explode. They're still gaining popularity even if their product isn't nearly as good as it was. They have an it factor to them. And whoever says that this band is egotistical in my opinion couldn't be more wrong. I have seen them plenty of times in concert and they are ALWAYS out hanging with fans no matter what. Mike their bassist gives fans knuckle tattoo's for fun, I've witnessed them have a gummy bear fight with fans, and cool experiences like that. I saw them twice on the same tour within the past year, one day apart and asked them the first night if they could play an old song of theirs, "This Isn't Rocket Surgery" they said they would and sure enough next show they said on stage we were asked to play a different song tonight, this goes out to those two guys. Point being, I feel if a band is arrogant its because they think they got to where they are because of how musically talented they are, or think they are. A "We're so popular cause we're awesome and make the best music ever" kind of attitude. But they clearly love their fans and appreciate them and all they do for them. They put on a good live show and its so apparent that they're living the dream and having the time of their lives.
I read earlier that they got a new manager, but I have no idea why or anything like that. They were wicked close with the old one so I don't know if that has anything to do with it?