The band may hail from Minnesota, but their regular gigs in Scotland have left singer Justin Pierre with a love of the GFT in the city's Rose Street.
He's a regular fixture there before the band turn up the noise at shows in the city.
"I've developed favourite places while touring, and every time in Glasgow we've played somewhere like the Garage and there's an awesome movie theatre nearby," he explained.
"I've been so fortunate to see so many amazing films over there, like 2 Days In Paris and a few years ago I got to see Terry Gilliam's Tideland, which had failed to be released in America.
"So my favourite thing about Glasgow is getting to go there before gigs - I always look forward to that, the seats are lovely.
There's a place in Minneapolis called the Rinehart. It's being renovated but it has always reminded me of that Glasgow cinema."
This time around the five-piece will play King Tut's on Saturday night.
"It's a tour in support of their fifth album Go, which was released over the summer and continues the group's tendency to mix catchy pop melodies and rousing riffs with somewhat melancholic lyrics.
Yet it's also the band's most hopeful-sounding record, and Justin seems to have reached s stage in life where he's content with things.
"I feel more at ease with the world around me than I have in the past," he says.
"I still don't understand a thing about life, but I'm more OK with that now.
"I am learning as I get older, so I don't know whether it's because of age or I've just given in now, but I spent a large portion of my time being frustrated with myself and the world in general around me, and then in the last couple of years I've just got excited about living life and experiencing as many different things as possible.
"I'm enjoying the moment as opposed to working towards an unseeable future that never occurs."
The 36-year-old has had plenty of experience of life in a band, with them forming back in 1997.
Their run of successful albums netted them a big label deal with Columbia Records for 2010's My Dinosaur Life, but that deal ended last year, and the band found themselves searching for a new home.
That search helped the making of Go though, as they ended up just working away without any restrictions in place.
"We were in writing and recording less than a year after My Dinosaur Life, and it was finished for about a year before it eventually came out," said Justin.
"As far as differences go, we didn't have a label at the time and I remember Josh Cain (the band's guitarist) saying 'hey, let's just do something on our own', and there was an excitement that started there.
"We had no-one to answer to, and that feeling of excitement carried through the whole process."
And that tied in neatly with the group's own habit of going with the flow when recording, rather than having any master plan in advance for how the band's records should sound.
"We never set out saying we'll write this kind of a record, we just write what we like," said Justin.
"Then we take the best of the best from those songs at that moment in time, and then we figure out a way to make them work together on record."
Given the band's style of music you might expect Justin to list a selection of more power-pop or rock acts as his inspirations. But it's a surprising choice he picks as the act that influenced his style of writing the most.
"One of my favourite groups are the Carpenters as they had these amazingly beautiful landscapes in their songs, but when you look at the lyrics they're incredibly depressing," he explained.
"Maybe it's made more depressing because of what happened to Karen Carpenter but there's something about that that makes me pick that up.
"I feel that's something we've done going back to when Josh and I were only a few years out of high school, as we always had this idea of trying to mix angry, weird songs with pop songs."