Tim Simmons said:
My first time ever hearing/seeing them. Pretty generic rock IMO.I get the impression that they play classic sounding rock so that people who are older and enjoy only classic sounding rock have a new/young band to listen to so they can say "see, I still like new music".
on SNL last night, thoughts?
The singers stage presence is non existent and it sticks out with the guitar player aping Jimmy Psge every step of the way and the bass player doing some mix of Page and Robert Deleo. What happened to the guy from the Safari Song video? Who is dressing these clowns? Who’s feeding them between song banter? Who is writing their songs? Just the whole thing seems like it was put together by a computer algorithm.
Tim Simmons said:
I gave their current record a play today, There isn't a more 'music for older white dudes in 2019' sounding band than these guys.
The singer looks like the lovechild of Zack de la Rocha and Bob Dylan
Gern Blansten said:
I thought they did ok on SNL....it does seem odd that the singer doesn't have better stage presence and he dresses like Rhea Perlman.I saw them at the Louder than Life festival in Louisville a few years ago. Not much has changed to be honest. I was impressed with their performance but I can't really get into the music.
And I thought that the kids with the guitar and bass were going to run into each other. Not everyone has a great performance and perhaps it was an off night. And who dressed that lead singer that night? WTH was up with that shirt? Sorry, but if they don't want to be compared to LZ, perhaps their sounds needs to evolve a bit. I don't think that they are bad. In fact, I wanted to go see them but was completely unwilling to pay the same to see them (a relatively new band) as I did to see The National in Detroit. But, that's just a personal choice. I think that if their sound doesn't shift a bit to something of their own, they will quickly fade into the background.
I don't enjoy listening to this band, but I think the reason I have an actual dislike for them (almost against my will) is the comparisons to Led Zeppelin. As an LZ fan, I find that annoyingly insulting to Led Zeppelin.