I liked one of the first new songs and I didn't like the other. I'm iffy about this album, but like an above poster said, you can't judge a cd by 30 second clips. But, You CAN see that this is definitely not another Swiss Army Romance (style-wise; I'll get yelled at if I say I wanted another SAR).
It sounds great from the clips I heard. This album reminds me of The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most, which is a good thing. My only problem is that 11 out of 12 of the songs are listed under three minutes. It seems like it makes the album short.
Wow, clocking in at a whopping 33.5 minutes is "The Shade of Poison Trees." Up there in the ranks of "Enema of the State" except this is a completely different style. Anyone ever feel like albums should be priced according to playtime. I'd gladly pay $25 for the hour and a half of "In Defense of the Genre" if half-hour-albums were consistently $8.
Mind you, I am still looking forward to this release. I just feel like artists are capable of utilizing more of the 80 min. available on a CD, esp. when so many of them claim to write 30+ tracks for an album and whittle it down to <15.