I never really understood the appeal of I Set My Friends On Fire. The time Sarge and I saw them live it was these two OTW’s playing non-sensical riff salade´, and some metal dork on drums. Naturally, kids were freaking out but we were holed up at the back bar with the disinterested parents that chauffeured their tweens to the show. The few recorded songs I had previously heard from them were disjointed and not very catchy, and their new album is not very different save for the opening track. The video for “It Comes Naturally” is pretty cool because it does not feature any crabbing, grassy fields, haircuts, or any of the usual scene accoutrements. The song is growing on me and the production has improved, but I don’t really want to like these guys.
What do you guys think? Am I too old to understand bands like this?