I'm not too familiar with the band, but looking at their history, it appears that they have been at it for a while, and seemingly to varying levels of critical and commercial success.
So as my first exposure to the band, this has made a decent first impression.
The album really hits its peak in the middle, with the two best tracks here being in the middle of the track listing, but I will say that I was mostly enjoying it up to that point as well.
Unfortunately, it does feel that it does alt-rock a little by-the-numbers sometimes, and some songs don't really have that spark to bring it up that next level.
Overall though, it was a fairly fun listen and isn't something I would be opposed to listening to again.
FAV TRACKS: SNOW CATS, SO BENEATH YOU
LEAST FAV TRACK: FEED FROM THE FLOOR