I definitely wouldn't lump them in as an imitator...I just think the influence is fairly apparent, as with Brand New's (especially on "Squander"). They certainly have their own sound, but I think it still has a little progress to make...doesn't make it bad. Everybody's gotta take steps to get to where they want to be.
Agreed. Squander is my personal favorite. I hope they expand on that sound rather than the 90's revival post-grunge/emo/post-punk/whatever sound.