Very true. And with everything Alex has said about the direction of the album, one producer, "back to being all time low with drums two guitars and bass", etc... Im already 100% sure itll be a great record. I just think with Neal's work with New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy (Sticks And Stones, Ocean Avenue, From Under The Cork Tree) and all the songs he's helped write with those bands I think Alex and him would be a great combo and have a good chance to get them to the next level.
Im being extremely idealistic and am relying on this band to bring rock/pop punk back to radio and mainstream relevancy haha
Yeah, that would be a great team and no doubt they could make a great record. Neal Avron fucking makes gold...literally. But even still, I think this band has the creativity and talent to make a good record again. I'm not even on the "they should make PUOSU PT. 2" shit. I'd much rather have a record full of songs that sound like Guts, Weightless, Sick Little Games, Heroes, Do You Want Me, Painting Flowers, Actors type tracks.
As far as bringing pop punk/rock back to the the mainstream. It's going to take a lot more than just one band to do so. I think the only bands that are active that can bring the genre back to light is All Time Low, Yellowcard, and Blink-182. It's still going to take a hell of a lot more than those three bands and I'm not even worried about either one of them being played on radio because I'd hate to have to associate All Time Low or Yellowcard or Blink with shit like LMFAO or other radio shit.