so.....................while we wait!!! as some will remember we discovered these guys a few years ago - and kudos to rena who pointed them out after seeing them in support of the national I think in Berlin - even before they released the self release!!! anyhoooooo...............they released their second album a month ago and it cracked billboard's top ten out of the gate!!! They have certainly grown a lot in these three years or so - a ton of touring together has helped a ton - you can tell that the shows now - with them headlining - are much much tighter. Also with a deeper catalog the set lists are all the more dynamic.............................just a great sound and highly recommend catching any of their upcoming gigs.......second leg of the fall tour starts up in december pretty much out west - think they said Europe the beginning of next year, another US tour in the Spring/Summer and then Australia toward the end of the Summer..............nice! so we spent a weekend up in boston with them and then here in dallas and austin a couple weeks later - still in floating down to reality mode as it was a couple great weeks...........what I like about them personally is that they are all really good normal down home folks - feel lucky to just know them - and to hang and party!!! in boston we were happy to host them in our little suite after the first night gig which was a blast - way better than ever imagined and what turned out to be a 4:30am deal with a few - so awesome!! and then the next morning we watched the red sox parade from our window, then a little in-store gig in the afternoon in the back bay followed up by gig two on saturday night.........that late eve we settled with just a few but that lasted until 2am as well - coty and I both concluded after we are getting to old for this lmfao!! dallas was at a great venue and we were lucky enough to have the lovely VickiC join us for the eve - great seats behind the board and then a little meet n greet after the show for our guest.................we ended up running down to austin for the last gig of this first leg - it was so worth it as you could tell during the show they were all in great spirits............we all headed to the W after where I spent some great time with the guys from Quiet Life - their opener and another act I would recommend - have been listening a lot to their new release Wild Pack which is very very good! anyway another later night affair with hugs as tehy all headed off for their little ten day break..... all in all just some great times with a great band - the sound as mentioned is just fantastic with the harmonies still spot on the jams tremendous with tyler smashin leading the way and the lyrics as poignant as always! really recommend these guys a ton!!