i can't listen to them, sounds like a bunch of damn christmas carols. i hate christmas carols.
now their drummer's albums i dig.
The PERFORMANCE on SNL is what impressed me. The album is good, but that performance on SNL was really, really well done. So if you didn't see that, and are still enjoying pooping on these guys, well then that's a bummer.
I love them. I would love to do their tour posters for the next couple years. I really think they are great. I have a lot of great ideas inspired by their sound and I would love to express those ideas and make those ideas available to the other people, and fans, like me, who find inspiration or just simple escape into the tales and imagery that their music invokes.
Haven't hit me yet. Everyone seems to love them but it's a little boring. Had the same problem with Midlake when they were the talk...
I was getting a kick out of the past few years' Pitchfork best-of lists, and just how many of those bands have no staying power at all, even after just a year. Fucking hipsters.