Hooks. In my opinion, that's all that's standing between this band and greatness. They have great vocalists, guitarwork that's catchy and technical without being overbearing, solid production, lyrics that are relatable but lacking cheese...Everything that should make a band great, except for hooky choruses. They're catchy, but they don't quite drag you in and hold you there begging for more. If that makes sense.
Exactly how I feel. I find the catchiest part of their songs tend to be the endings, like the last minute of "Drifter" or "Don't Talk With Your Mouth Open." Their choruses are lacking, but this is still a solid record.
I really like this record, too, and I hate to admit I didn't even know the second vocalist was a chick - I thought it was just a dude with a fairly high vocal register. She kind of sounds a bit like Jay from the band Sloan with her delivery at times. Nonetheless, this has received quite a few spins on my player lately. Especially love the title track.
Very surprised to see Sloan mentioned in this thread, haha. I hear it a little now that you mention it, but barely.