By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
"In the back of my mind, when I'm lying in bed at night, yeah, I'm thinking about playing stadiums and having millions of people listening to our music," DeAtley says. "But do I know it's a huge long-shot? Yeah. And I think everybody in this band is realistic about it. I'm really proud of this album. Even though we've been going at this for two years, this is definitely the starting point. And a clear starting point. Now we can start talking about ourselves like a real band. You have a point of reference..."
Wortham cuts him off and flashes a quick smile: "It means more than just having T-shirts for sale at a gig."
And it means that, for the past two years, the band's just been building up for what's to come.
Holloway laughs again. "This is the beginning of the onslaught."