I tried to read your post but my eyes keep geting drawn to your avatar
Love them, I own their Animals album and a shirt. I can't believe the singer left though :O
My friend's band is supporting them soon so i might go and see them.

I used to have a massive hard on for them but that's gone flaccid in a big way. Sure the guitar parts are interesting and the arrangements are fresh but the melodies the vocalist tries to fit over their compound time ridiculousness always sound so forced.
Emo music parading around as hipster indie schlock. I can't believe people are still trying to rip that American Football sound, which was already tepid and boring.
Poor advice.