Yes yes, the hype around this band is so crazy. During CMJ they were dubbed “The Next Arcade Fire”, so it’s no surprise that I came to this show very apprehensive. Although they played several songs from Apologies to the Queen Mary, they played a bunch of brand new songs that were actually good. The crowd was alive and roudy and although the band seemed a bit nervous, they played a killer show. The pulled off the rich blend of sounds live and I loved the songs performed live. I was very impressed and they deserve all the hype. One of the best live shows of 2005. Photos from the show. Can’t wait for what’s to come from this band.