Forever one of my favourite bands, in November 2019 I went to a festival in Mexico City, called Corona Capital. They presented on that festival, they were playing at the same time as Weezer, but I prefered going to TDCC even tho Weezer is also one of my fav bands, and I have no regrets, it was definetely the best concert I've ever been, I hope Coronavirus ends soon so I can see them again!!! <3 Forever a TDCC fan.
I'll always love this band but I don't like how much they've leaned on studio production. Re-listening to Tourist History and songs like Cigarettes in the Theatre, there was this raw energy with super basic effects that is so goddam infectious and fun. Got that same feeling when I saw them just after Beacon was released, one of the best shows I've ever been to. Everyone dancing, high energy without too much polish. Having said all that, if they announced a new album tomorrow I'd be as hyped as ever.
Honestly, learning how much the band (definitely Alex) flat out didn't like Beacon, or at least found it a really safe and boring record, really changed my perspective on things, even though I personally quite like the album. How they very nearly broke up after that, taking their sabbatical and needing a break from each other. You have to be willing to let things change or just move on. TH will always be my fave from them but I've learned to appreciate their change in direction as best I can because it literally Is what it Is or else it just wouldn't be anything at all. I guess some might think it would have been better if they broke up but that's a bit too cynical for me.