I saw them live once and didn't like them at all. I liked the idea of what they were going for, it just seemed very awkward live. Seemed they were trying to go Hellogoodbye and not doing a good job. Maybe I need to see them again on a good night?
That's cool, and I totally appreciate your opinion, and you expressing a valid outlook...my only problem with your statement is not so much your actual expression of the personal dislike, disdain, or discontent with us thus far, but that you seem to think we're "trying to go Hellogoodbye." Well, HGB are very good pals of ours who we love very much, and we would never intentionally try to be them, or what they are, or steal their thunder. Plus, we're both two completely different musical entities with different social/musical/audience-driven goals.
We're extremely grateful for the help they've bestowed upon us, and for all the support and help, and (even within this post) the wonderful words of encouragement and enthusiasm anyone anywhere has had to say about us.
We're here to make the world as better of a place as we can contribute to doing so, and so for us, we're just grateful to have made it this far.
Thanks to all the wonderful comments, kind/benevolent words and opposing viewpoints we've received and continue to receive.
You guys rule.