Although, there must be some truth to the "stylistic disagreements" because their sound has reached pretty diverse heights. From hyperactive melodies to surfer pop, their ADD-like range is part of what I like. Jonathan Pierce explains “The first EP there was this air of innocence. We were obsessed with vintage Americana sort of things. There were personal moments on the first album and EP, but it was very idea driven and conceptual. We wanted it to be cinematic. A scene from a movie, if you will. Now that’s gone. The new album, it’s like every song is a scene from real life. I think from beginning to end it’s sort of autobiographical for me."
They just released this odd music video for "Days" off of the sophomore album and it's nowhere near as good as their past videos.
"Let's Go Surfing" and "I Felt So Stupid" are some other sweet tracks from the earlier album. A highlight from the latest album is the song "Money" with a great bass line and funny lyrics.
The band may have a fragile existence and a tormented stylistic identity, but they've got good times written all over them. You know, like the hot mess you don't turn your back to, this is a band you won't want to miss.