The synth is there but more for textural effect now, so it's less up front in the mix...the new album does sound very different because of it. I'm more of a guitar fiend so the new sound works better for me but I really adore both albums...Saw them at the tail-end of the north american tour last month and they were great. Really energetic and they were great guys to boot.
Ok, so Portland show fell through for me but....wait for it....I found a cheap flight to Vegas from Montana and will rent a car to go see'em in San Diego and Santa Ana. THAT is sweet. Get in touch if you're going. I am no longer a threat to society, the judge said so!
Are you shitting me??? Holograms in Toronto 3 days before I am due to arrive...NOOOOOOOO!!! I guess a road trip to Portland is in order!! Anyone going to the show at the Holocene on Dec 15th want to grab a pint before the show? come on, I'm driving 10 hours for this!!