similar in ways that are very different. different in ways that are very similar.
the best way to get me to listen to a new band, apparently, is to describe them as "the next franz ferdinand/bloc party/kaiser chiefs/whatever," the latter having been weighing heavy on the ipod over the last couple weeks. word on the street is that maximo park is next up on the list, whenever i get around to downloading their album.
i'm sure this will be my early 80s in a couple of years, but for now it's fun to rock along in the car on the drive home.