If you ever get the chance, see Relient K live. Their energy on stage was incredible, and they interact with the audience in ways I haven’t seen any band do before. Their live performance sounds just as good as (maybe even better than) their records. Last night at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, I was lucky enough to see them, and I eventually made my way to the gate, right in front of Matt Thiessen. Being that close to them opened up a brand new connection between myself, the band, and the music. I made eye contact with Matt T a bunch of times, and he would smile and his face would light up, mimicking mine as I watched them perform with wonder in my expression. Honestly, though, Relient K is a very lovely band in every way imaginable, and if you ever get the opportunity to experience one of their concerts, take it. You won’t regret it… I promise.