Mico has obviously done their homework. I hear elements of so many great bands and so many great albums such as Jawbreakers Unfun, Seaweeds Spanaway, and Samiams Billy. This is not to take away from Micos unmistakable originality either because tracks like Mirage and Lina Tres sound like driving class A conventional melodic hardcore while Retransmission and Outside The Unbearable Grows show the insanely emotional, but astounding musical and lyrical talent of this band. I especially like John Stewarts master songwriting on Retransmission with lyrics like He cant remember where hes from, or why hes here, or what to believe in. sort of like mans qualms and then continues walking in circles alone in the dark, wondering if anything is real. Its like the lyrical sensibilities of Fugazi have been teamed up with Static Prevails era tunes.