I've seen them mentioned a few times in other threads. I'd be tickled pink if they were a late add to this year. I've been lucky enough to see them twice. The first time was in the basement bar of a smokehouse BBQ joint. Standing ground level two feet away from them with the smell of mesquite looming and a pint in my hand. Honestly one of the best times I've ever had. 2nd time I saw them was opening up for Gaslight Anthem in a university hall. Definitely not the same vibe, but awesome none the less.
I wish I saw that show at The Palomino! What an amazing venue for a band like them. Saw them at Gaslight and when they opened for the Reverend Horton Heat at Desperado's or whatever that stampede bar was called at the time. They blew me away both times.
I've been listening to a lot of Alt Nation on XM, and a song that comes up almost every time is Middle Class Rut - New Low. This prompted me to listen to almost everything they've put out to date. It's like if Perry Farrell was in Japandroids and they grew up listening to Foo Dr. Garbanzohters and Smashing Pumpkins.
I know that description will likely be enough to make a few of you violently ill, but I fuckin' dig it.