Lead singer Brian Fair, who is half Iranian, has been a vegetarian ever since he heard the album Meat Is Murder by The Smiths. Fair is also known for his knee-length dreadlocks, which he began growing after having his senior picture taken in high school. He also is a proud fan of the Boston Celtics, wearing one of their jerseys at many shows.
Their single, "Redemption", has been nominated for Best Metal Performance for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards (2008).