In case you haven’t heard, it’s been an interesting week for Brand New. The band just kicked off their Canadian headlining tour as the start of a packed schedule of summer concerts. And in typical Brand New fashion, the start of that tour was overshadowed by their cryptic messaging of t-shirts and stage banter and upside down flower crosses. I’m glad I was given two years notice that Brand New were hanging it up, because it’s going to take me at least that long to prepare my tear ducts for that final tour. Because they’ve been on our minds this week, I decided I should probably devote one of our ultimate setlist playlists to the band.
Again, the rules are simple: 22 songs, 20 song main set, 2 song encore.
I decided to only include songs you could find on Apple Music, so that removed a few difficult choices for me (including “Flying At Tree Level” and “Moshi Moshi”). I can also see now why Brand New seems to break their songs up by album in their set, as their discography has changed so dramatically in tone, tuning, and musical styles over the years, it is difficult/basically impossible to find a way to smoothly transition between different eras. There are definitely going to be some people unhappy with me this week with the songs I had to cut. I always love seeing what your lists would be well, and where we differ, so leave those in the comments by hitting the quote bubble on this post. You can also find the playlists on either Spotify or Apple Music.
- Soco Amaretto Lime
- I Am a Nightmare
- Jude Law and A Semester Abroad
- The Archer’s Bows Have Broken
- Okay, I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t
- Missing You (Leaked Demos 2006 Version)
- Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades
- At The Bottom
- The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
- Sowing Season (Yeah)
- Seventy Times 7
- Not The Sun
- Nobody Moves (Leaked Demos 2006 Version)
- Jesus Christ
- The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
- Play Crack The Sky
- You Won’t Know