09:10 PM on 05/05/08
Number One Gun and Far-Less have both been with Tooth & Nail for a number of years and have both released albums before they were with Tooth & Nail (see Celebrate Mistakes and Broken Hearts Unite respectively). Now that that's out of the way...
I would definitely not compare them to Search the City or Ivoryline, and since I haven't heard much from A Dream Too Late, I can't say whether or not that's a valid comparison. You're right though, other than "XOXOXO", there aren't very many more memorable songs, save "You Are Familiar", and "Vanishings". I also disagree with you about "The Actress"; I think it works quite well as a slow song, though I'm not sure about it's placing within the rest of the album.
Actually the band has said on their Myspace that "Iachoku" was the name of a Japanese woman who the lead singer worked with.