Hi guys. Nick. Karen. Other guy.
Here's the thing: the new album is... not good. I love you guys. I've loved you for many years. I've defended you through so-so performances, I've backed up how epic and glorious you can sound against all assault.
But there's a problem. You're doing something with this new album which is a terrible idea. Your set on Friday sounded pretty good until you changed something with the mix and Karen's mic around the third song when you went into the Mosquito material that wasn't Sacrilege and it knocked Karen's vocal out and the whole thing just sounded fucked up.
The new album is not that good. But you could still maintain yourselves as a great act to see live if you just bail on this whole idea.
Forget the new album. Nobody buys albums anyway. If you fuck this up, you're going to jeopardize your ability to stay employed as professional musicians which is determined solely by whether or not you are going to stay a good live draw that can fill a venue.
Abandon this new crap. Go back to playing mostly Fever To Tell and Show Your Bones material, throw in two songs from the first EP, throw in a smattering from It's Blitz and start playing Sealings again.
Don't fuck this up please. You are a great band. But you're not acting like one.