Pioneer was atrociously boring in my opinion. I don't get how this site can be in love with The Summer Set (it made the most anticipated list for gods sake) but absolutely trash everything The Maine did before Pioneer. Honestly they were probably my favorite straight up pop band with The Way We Talk and CSWS. Don't have high hopes for this
If it is any correlation I have seen the summer set play live once and it nothing special and neither are their albums. I think they just wrote extremely generic stuff back in the day which honestly I guess was fun but never really stood out in the pool of pop rock bands do the scene thing. They are better off maturing and writing alt rock music these days. They are alienating their younger fan base but writing music with a lot more heart and depth. I think this band's best songs are still to come if they continue the route they are going because they are not limiting themselves and writing music they want. It is not the bubblegum pop some want but the sound they had on Pioneer has a much broader appeal.