cause all the kids who were into pearl jam and didnt have the wear-with all to dig deeper need something to listen too. did you ever see the behind the music on those guys? the lead singer, you cant help but hate him.
Those Bastards! They write derivative, smarmy pop songs that burrow like a botfly maggots into your skull and thrive there... torturing you with their plodding, repetitive chord progressions and "Vedderesque" crooning. They may have some chops, but ingenuity? Zilch!
....You think you hate that shit ....people think that dreck is representative of this town (Orlando). The question of why they're so big can be summed up with a one-word answer: $MONEY$. Follow the money and you'll find the control.
I'm sure Windup is somehow affiliated with some sort of major label power/payola/kickbacks, etc. All of the majors push bands through "indie" labels to give 'em "street cred" - then, when they sucker enough kids/comsumers, they bounce the 'act' up to the major imprint.