It is pretty crazy, but it helped that their drummer was the ex-drummer for Of Machines, who were signed to Rise.
Also, I don't care for this band, but I recall seeing somewhere that Jonny Craig is also on the closing track.
Ahh true. I still have a problem respecting a band that got signed before they even played a show. I like to see bands give blood, sweat and tears just to make it (see: The Gaslight Anthem). It makes the music more honest to me.
And for the love of god auto-tune is killing me.