This album is crazy important to me even though it is far from my favorite Brandtson album.
In May 2006 I went to see The Rocket Summer, Paramore, Daphne Loves Derby, and Brandtson at a small bar in Philadelphia. It was the first show of its kind I ever went to so Brandtson was the first "real band" I ever saw live. Hello, Control was the first "indie" album I ever bought at a show. I basically only buy vinyl now but I keep this CD on my shelf in plain view at all times just because it means a lot to me
Brandtson really doesn't feel like they fit in there. Although at that point I guess they sounded more like the others.
But holy shit, that's a great fucking show. Thinking about seeing Paramore support TRS is insane at this point, hah.
It was probably because they were on The Militia Group and so was The Rocket Summer, but yeah Hello, Control fit in with that whole sound more than any of their other albums would have
I saw this tour as well, and even though the lineup was strange, it was an awesome show. I was lucky enough to see Brandtson a couple times, and they always put on the best show possible, even if there were only a few people in the crowd.
And yeah, seeing Paramore in a small setting like that opening for TRS was nuts.
I saw Brandtson again with The Myriad and Lovedrug like a year after that and Brandtson were also really great then. I also wish that final album had gotten released. It had a release date and everything... it's gotta be out there somewhere