Originally Posted by Tony Pascarella
Or maybe majors have realized they can't survive simply off of "mega-bands" anymore because albums simply aren't selling like they used to. A label can't release a CD like N'Sync's No Strings Attached and sell ten million copies within a year and rest on their laurels anymore. Hell, there are albums that won't crack 2 million units by the end of the year, that if they were released 5-10 years ago, would have sold 7 or 8 million. Majors are realizing they have to catch up to what's selling well before a good chunk of their "alternative" market share is divided up by all the indies out there.
Nice non-sequitur. Where'd you plagiarize this from?
The demos are lukewarm at best. Not bad, but not especially good. I really don't see them getting major label attention without building a massive indie following first. And they're not doing much to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack. Not to mention it's pretty suspicious that somebody thinks they deserve it when they've only recorded 3 DEMOS.
Their previous incarnation, Life Before This, suffered similar problems. But they wrote awkward songs with occasional flashes of brilliance. This new stuff is just... boring.