12:42 AM on 11/19/06
Seriously. I saw these guys in June with Bayside, Halifax, and I Am the Avalanche. I had heard of them, but never really listened to them. They BLEW ME AWAY that night. We talked to them afterward and they were all super nice. They played a show in our hometown about a month later. They ended up staying with us and were some of the most respectful guys I've ever had stay at my house.
I don't really see Doug as a fighter. So I don't really so much believe your story. Tour managers usually handle the money, and I don't see their tour manager punching some kid either.
Anyway, as far as the CD goes, I think it slows down too much in the middle for me. But I love Listen Close. I think that's my favorite on the CD. It sounds SO different from the rest of the CD though.
I've seen them 5 times now. The weirdest was definately Nintendo Fusion.
Victory seems to be pushing these guys pretty hard. Nintendo Fusion, Madden, and they were on Cartoon Network, I don't think they'd be so many places if Victory wasn't pushing them.
You definately need to see them live. They put so much energy into their performance.