I'm an older music listener who prefers the prog-rock of the 70's, psychedelia of the 60's and classic/bebop jazz of the 40's & 50's over most other styles of music. I loathe commercial radio and the cookie cutter trash that's passed off as good music. But, sadly, it's always been that way. Most folks actually believe that just because it's popular, it's good. No, no, no.
I'll also add that the whole emo thing bored me immediately so I didn't bother to listen, but, this band here, whoa, this band, on first listen might be misconstrued as a boring emo band, but no. Upon further listening, these young cats rock. MTB may very well, with their ethereal twists and turns and bullet sharp aim at a shaky target be on the verge of starting the next phase of modern progressive rock. Yes, it's modern, and I never thought I'd find myself liking anything modern, but I'm captured. Good news is, these guys are too good to be played on crummy product-pop radio and that, although they won't get rich, will keep them creative and intense. I hope they stay together and continue to progress. (Refering to this album and Highly Refined Pirates)
Long live Minus The Bear!