September 2004: Debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike winds up on your hard drive -- you listen to a tune and kinda dig it.
November 2004: You finally get around to listening to the record and – after reading the TMT review – tell everyone it’s good.
December 2004: You make a half-assed attempt to get the UK import, fail, and then spend the $20 on a Keystone 30-rack (if you’re in college) or a case of PBR (if you’re in Brooklyn). Merry Christmas.
September 2005: The stateside re-release of debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike winds up on your hard drive – you listen to a tune and kinda dig it.
October 2005: You publicly refuse to buy the American version because “the samples aren’t as good” and “the bonus tracks suck.”
2006: Nothing happens.
Spring 2007: You see “Huddle Formation” on a Civic commercial and feel vindicated for not giving “those f-in’ sell outs” any of your money.
July 2007: Sophomore album Proof of Youth winds up on your hard drive – you listen to a tune and kinda dig it.
August 2007: You publicly refuse to see the band live because “they’re not as good in concert”:
* Inrocks Tour