I'm hearing more good things ABOUT this band, rather than FROM it. I can not stand the singer's voice and from comparing their older material to now, it doesn't sound anything like a natural progression. Just my opinion, like what you like.
I'd just like to point out that the quote in the blurb is a non-sequitur. Co-writes are not "learning to draw from others." They're having others come in and help you do your drawing. Not saying co-writes are bad, just that the analogy doesn't work.
On-topic, mixed feelings on this band. I agree with the poster above about Cody's voice being pretty fucking annoying. They seem like cool guys though, so they have my respect.