Those 2 albums do sound good and I enjoy them, and I'm glad I made the right choice with "Rift". "Lawn Boy" has "Reba" so I wanted to check out the original, and yeah its a more neutered version compared to "IT".
Oh yeah and Bittersweet Motel got me into them a lot too. I really liked that doc and it was a great intro to the band.
I am an emerging fan for sure and will continue to check out a bunch more of their live stuff and I'd like to hear more of their best studio albums as well soon.