i only digged bird barnyard and especially trees, swallows, houses. the rest was a huge bummer the math rock slowly faded away within each release. does anyone have the seattle demos and that first split they made. i couldnt find those 2. files been deleted.
rhythm section is definitely still mathy, those who can't hear it must believe double tapped arpeggios are the end all be all of math-rock (though they still occasionally make an appearance). the early sound featured on the bird barnyard ep and tree, swallows, houses was already way toned down by the time they released you & me & the mountain. i'm pretty sure that earlier sound would be pretty tired 5 releases later if they'd stuck to it.
It should be the goal of every musician to make music like this. Dave Davison is some sort of genius wizard god?! My band's EP, attempting to be even 5% as good as M&A is now available for free download over at http://likeslions.bandcamp.com/ if anyone fancies a listen. Influences also include Minus The Bear, This Town Needs Guns and Colour. Thanks!
I've seen you play live twice. Out of both times, you played a song from YAMATM and Trees, Swallows, Houses once. Well, I will continue to listen to your material but I definitely never need to see you live again with that kind of horse shit.
New album is fantastic. Started listening as a fan of the math rock, stayed to watch them turn into my favorite indie band around, with a natural hint of math. I don't know what people can complain about.