Brand New will be playing the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans this October.
The lineup for this year’s High and Low Festival has been announced. Brand New and Death Cab for Cutie are headlining and the rest of the lineup is below. The festival takes place on September 9th in San Bernardino, CA.
It was one year ago today that Brand New released “I Am a Nightmare.” Remember when we were young and naive and thought an album was coming soon?
Sorority Noise have shared their cover of Brand New’s “Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis.” You can stream that below.
An intern at a studio bragged to his friend that Brand New has six weeks of studio time booked in Nashville this February, and of course said friend published it on Reddit.
For what it’s worth: I haven’t even heard a “no comment” in response to asking about this, but I read it on the internet, so it’s gotta be true.
Brand New have put their tour merch up in their store.
In 2006, Brand New were a band known mostly for their work as one of the Long Island based pop-punk bands that managed to make it to a national stage. They were winding down from the success of their 2003 sophomore record Deja Entendu, an album that saw the band eschew the pop-punk tag in favor of more complex and dynamic songwriting, in addition to exploring more introspective themes than their contemporaries.
The sonic shift experienced between those first two records was nothing, however, when compared to the shift between the second and third. Complications arose in January of 2006 when nine demos leaked. This leak stalled the band’s creative process, further delaying their third LP. Though the band was vocal in their disappointment about these songs making it to the internet, it may have been for the best. And then, on November 21st, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me was unleashed onto the world. I think it’s fair to say that most of the people who have listened to the record have found themselves greatly affected by it. Why is that? I can only really answer by explaining my experience.
Alt Press talked with Nicholas Prior, the photographer behind Brand New’s The Devil and God… artwork, to discuss the photo ten years later:
I don’t know specifically how the band first came to see the image. The band presumably first saw the image at my solo show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City. I assume there was one person who made the first suggestion to use it, though, and I don’t know who that person is. The band didn’t reach out to me directly; rather, Interscope Records (Universal Music Group) contacted my gallery, so there were several intermediaries involved. Originally, when Yossi first told me about the offer—and before I even knew which band was behind the request—I declined. The band was very committed to this image, though, which meant something to me, so I asked a few more questions—chiefly, about which band was behind the request, and their intended treatment of the image. Interscope sent me an advanced copy of the album, and listening to it clearly sealed the deal. I agreed to cropping the image to a square, but I didn’t want any text on the cover which, I think, makes the cover much more compelling and intriguing—though it did seem to confuse David Letterman.
Mike Sapone has posted up an old video clip on Instagram of Brand New recording “Handcuffs.”
Brand New covered Julien Baker’s “Sprained Ankle” at their show last night. A fan-shot video has been uploaded to YouTube.
A bootleg of Brand New’s recent show in Milwaukee is up on YouTube.
Brand New have released some “The Devil and God” themed masks in time for Halloween. They’re $40, come with a t-shirt, and up for order.
The latest episode of The Sound and the Story podcast is all about Brand New’s The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me.
Brand New won’t be releasing an album this year. A message from the band can be found below.
Well, it was four months ago that Brand New told us that there would be an “additional song from the aforementioned album scheduled for release, summer 2016.” I have some bad news. Summer is now officially over. So, that’s a bummer.
Today is also the 7th anniversary of Daisy.
Procrastinate! Music Traitors have sent out their third quarter “information report” detailing what they’ve got coming up for the next few months. No, there’s not news about the new Brand New album or next single.
Brand New and Biffy Clyro have announced an arena UK tour. The dates can be found below.
Brand New have posted up some Deja Entendu and The Devil and God… enamel pins for sale. Where’s my Daisy fox?
Brand New have announced a new tour with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms as support. Dates can be found below, and pre-orders are (supposed) to be up now.
Brand New’s long discussed b-side “Out of Range” is now available on Bandcamp and YouTube. Enjoy.