im also on your side in that its not always a bad thing. i dont fault TDS for it (yet) but there will always be the inevitable point of diminishing returns for bands like this if they don't change things up.
Very true. It can get quite stale if it's not dynamic enough. I won't lie. I wasn't the biggest fan of War Paint. But I have hope for this: while not being completely similar to RFTS it'll still grab my attention.
I have to point to what Drew said about Aj's lyrics. Those are what usually pull me into this band the most. Having previously disliked them immensely from their first EP. I also really dig the ambient spacey-rock type stuff. That they do on some tracks.
Edit: sorry for that long reply haha.