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Procrastinate! Music Traitors just sent out an email saying confirmed albums for 2016 include Brand New, Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band and Greater Pyrenees. You can check out the picture in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/29/16 - 10:14 AM
Brand New and Modest Mouse are going on tour together. Check the replies for dates, grab tickets here.
Jason Tate on 01/26/16 - 10:00 AM
Congratulations to Brand New's Jesse Lacey and his wife on the birth of their baby daughter, Bowie.
This is a photo Jesse took on Tuesday of his new daughter, the morning after she was born. She was named Bowie, and her and Jesse's wife, Andrea, are safely at home. This year should be exciting for our camp, and we could not have wished for a better start to it than this. We are grateful to be able to share this news with you, and hope you are all well. Congratulations to the Lacey family.
Jason Tate on 01/16/16 - 07:52 PM
Brand New will be releasing a black variant of their Leaked Demos 2006 tapes to retail stores. They will be available at select retail stores and online publications shortly. Look for those to start showing up places in the near future.
Jason Tate on 01/16/16 - 07:09 PM
Brand New's Leaked Demos 2006 are now up on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.
Jason Tate on 01/13/16 - 11:42 AM
Brand New is now offering a pay what you like option for the digital download of Leaked Demos 2006
Jason Tate on 01/12/16 - 10:19 AM
Brand New has once again put their Leaked Demos 2006 tapes up for sale (also some lyric books for those that never got them).
Jason Tate on 01/11/16 - 01:21 PM
Head to the replies to watch Dustin Kensrue covering Brand New's "Jesus Christ."

Submitted by brook183
Blake Solomon on 12/17/15 - 08:47 AM
Brand New has announced some Canada tour dates.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 11:41 AM
Looks like the first Brand New Leaked Demos 2006 tape has found it's way to a fan. If you want to read the note from Jesse Lacey, you can find it here. Also, I can confirm the tracks are all finally mastered and sound great.
Jason Tate on 12/07/15 - 10:31 PM
Brand New's Leaked Demos are now up for sale.
Orders start shipping immediately. You’ll have it by Christmas. We think. Try your luck. All cassettes are red and come with a digital download.

Track listing
1. Good Man
2. 1996
3. Brother’s Song
4. Missing You
5. Nobody Moves
6. Luca
7. Fork and Knife
8. Yeah (Sowing Season)
9. Battalions
Jason Tate on 12/02/15 - 08:27 AM
Hit the replies for a professionally filmed set of Brand New live at Austin City Limits 2015. (Bonus: Lollapalooza Berlin 2015 video as well.)

Submitted by tjdohner21
Jason Tate on 11/20/15 - 12:35 PM
It's not a new album just yet but it seems to be something. Looks like Procrasinate! Music Traitors website went live for a bit and Brand New will be releasing The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me leaked demos on December 4th.

Track Listing
1. Good Man
2. 1996
3. Brother's Song
4. Missing You
5. Nobody Moves
6. Luca
7. Fork and Knife
8. Yeah (Sowing Season)
9. Battalions
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/20/15 - 09:06 AM
Yep, Brand New are still recording tunes with Mike Sapone.
Jason Tate on 11/09/15 - 03:26 PM
According to a recent Reddit post (which has had the text, but not the photos, deleted), Brand New have been in the studio recording for a little over a week and have a few weeks left. Mike Sapone recently posted an Instagram photo of Vinnie doing puzzles in the studio.
Actually got to talk to Brian a bit and he said they have been recording for a little over a week and still have a few weeks left. Also Jessie and Vinny walked right past me, but had their manager was with them, so I felt awkward asking for a picture. Got to hear a recording of a guitar riff from the new album as well. Sounds very reminiscent of deja.
Jason Tate on 10/28/15 - 09:49 PM
At last night's Brand New show (their last of 2015), Jesse Lacey told fans that "this isn't going to last much longer." He mentioned hoping to have a new record out, but gave no details as to when. Video of the speech is in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 10/12/15 - 10:20 AM
Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon came out 14 years ago today. If you bought it day one your copy probably has a typo on it.
Jason Tate on 10/09/15 - 11:54 AM
Hit the replies for a performance of "Play Crack the Sky" by Brand New in Dallas. The performance is proceeded by a little speech from Jesse about growing up and making it through your younger years. The band is also asking fans to bring two cans of non-perishable food to their New Orleans show.
What’s funny is [that] I’m 37, and when you start playing music, night after night, from decades ago, you start to reflect on who you were when you were younger and the things you wrote music about. A lot of what we write music about is the uncertainty of being young, and trying to figure out who you are in the world, and what it’s going to be like when you grow older, and who it is you’re going...
Jason Tate on 10/06/15 - 11:35 AM
For 48 hours Brand New are having a 20% sale on all "electricity is dangerous" merch. All proceeds will go to the Whitman-Walker Aids Foundation.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 04:24 PM
Brand New are having a 20% off sale on all merch this week.
Jason Tate on 08/18/15 - 11:01 AM
Jesse Lacey of Brand New spoke with Rockzone, a Spanish magazine, and Reddit is currently working on translating it into English.
Yes, I have no problem talking about this with you. You’re the first person with whom I have an interview in a while. We have a new album to get. There is no secret. The thing is that it is not ready, so to speak. Hopefully it out this year, at least that is our aim. We do not know whether it will be an EP of seven songs or so, or the traditional LP of 14 songs. We have many songs that we’ve been working, but hey, I guess sometimes you have to face what you have steeping a little, as I said before. Is something that we have to adapt, one day seems that we...
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:40 AM
Brand New will be playing the official Lollapalooza aftershow with Basement on JUly 31st. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 06/04/15 - 10:40 AM
Head over to DIY Mag to read the story on how Brand New's Deja Entendu artwork was created.
“I don’t remember them really giving us any art direction at all throughout the whole process,” recalls Don. “I remember them liking what we submitted, and being a pleasure to work with during the entire process. It was a really fun project.” For such a seemingly easy process, the team never thought the artwork would have such an effect on fans. “It was pretty amazing to see the response to the artwork,” says Don. “If I could go back, there are a zillion little things I would do differently. I was much younger (and greener) at the time, so some of the light and shadow work is a bit clunky - but I...
Jason Tate on 06/02/15 - 12:33 PM
Brand New have posted up Deja Entendu's lyric books for sale on their webstore. $2 by itself or free with any purchase in the next 24 hours.
Jason Tate on 06/02/15 - 11:24 AM
The AP.net official Brand New thread has put together a complilation tribute to the band on Bandcamp.

Track Listing & Members
1. audiolife - Sealed To Me (04:16)
2. bradsonemanband (Cootie Catcher) - Mix Tape (03:19)
3. UrbanRoyalty - aloC-acoC (04:00)
4. The Archer 07 - Sowing Season (04:36)
5. mka12992 - The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (04:25)
6. aoftbsten - Untitled (4:52)
7. Paulb-182 (Wood And Nails) - You Won't Know (04:27)
8. assasiNATE - Moshi Moshi (02:38)
9. The Archer 07 - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (04:36)
10. walshknilb281 - Tautou (02:13)
11. frootloops4u95 - Gasoline (03:49)

Submitted by bradsonemanband
Jason Tate on 06/01/15 - 01:11 PM
Brand New will be playing the Oppikoppi festival in South Africa on August 9th. They've also put up pre-sale for some Texas dates.
Jason Tate on 05/28/15 - 10:17 AM
Brand New's Deja Entendu is only $7.99 on iTunes this week.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:44 PM
Brand New posted a photo on Instagram of Jesse recording "Sealed to Me" in their studio last night.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:32 PM
Brand New's Deja Entendu coming back to vinyl was enough to shoot the album up 460% on the charts.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:04 AM
Brand New have announced a second day of music and beer, this one with Front Bottoms and Kevin Devine. How do I get a brew? I'll totally pay for it.
Jason Tate on 05/13/15 - 11:33 AM
Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, and Kevin Devine will be playing Cooperstown, NY in August. I feel like a gambler standing over a craps table begging the dice to fall ... but instead all I keep repeating is "come on, gimme a tour, gimme that tour ... let's go tour!"
Jason Tate on 05/07/15 - 12:10 PM
O'Brother have been added to Brand New's show in North Carolina this weekend. The band have also asked all attending to bring two cans of non-perishible food to be entered into a raffle to win a signed set-ist.
Jason Tate on 05/06/15 - 11:31 AM
Spenser Milo, writing on The Daily Writ, about Brand New's "Mene" and the expectational bias new music creates.
Now, with context, “Mene” isn’t just a song anymore; it’s a highly-anticipated monster of a single that, to some fans, fell absolutely flat. Why? Because there’s that hanging suspense that’s set in unrealistic fantasies of what the band can perfectly achieve for every individual fan out there. The song, and now the band’s new album, is plagued with expectational bias.
Jason Tate on 05/04/15 - 12:22 PM
Desaparecidos have been added to Brand New's show in Michigan.
Jason Tate on 05/01/15 - 12:10 PM
Our friends over at Stereogum posted their "Top 10 Brand New Songs" and while most "let's make a list of something" articles being posted up on internet are worthless (ok, this one is pretty worthless too), at least it gives us a chance to argue about something.

Submitted by Matt Chylak
Jason Tate on 04/29/15 - 10:51 AM
The one benefit of a sea of smartphones at shows? When Jesse Lacey from Brand New forgets the lyrics to "Millstone" he can ask people in the audience to look them up. He's fucked if he wants "Degausser" though.

Submitted by The_Blackout94
Jason Tate on 04/28/15 - 01:09 PM
Brand New have been added to the Summer Ends Festival. Helluva line-up.
Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 12:05 PM
Brand New's lyric books are up for sale.
Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 09:11 AM
Hit the replies to see a fan unwrap the Brand New RSD release of Deja Entendu.
Jason Tate on 04/18/15 - 10:42 AM
Reports are coming in from the Brand New show tonight in LA that if you buy any merch the band are giving out what appear to be lyric sheets to the new song "Sealed to Me." You can check a photo out in the replies.

Update: The song was played live tonight as an encore, video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/15/15 - 08:40 PM
Hit the replies for a video of Brand New performing "Missing You" live at the Filmore last week. This is one of the better versions that contains the reworked bridge and outro (starting at about the 2:08 mark).
Jason Tate on 04/15/15 - 10:54 AM
Brand New have announced some new shows in the UK. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
Jason Tate on 04/15/15 - 10:39 AM
Brand New's "Mene" is now up on iTunes and Rdio. It's still up for streaming as well.
Jason Tate on 04/14/15 - 11:12 AM
Update: You can now stream and download "Mene" over on the band's website (the stream is also in the replies). Guys, the day has finally come.

Brand New will release "Mene" on Wednesday. A clip is on Amazon. Get ready.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:07 AM
Update: There's a full video of the song in the replies.

It's actually happening. Brand New opened their set tonight with a new song. We'll keep the first post updated when we get some good videos.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/08/15 - 08:28 PM
On top of Brand New being "brand new," the band is selling their Devil and God lyric book at tonight's show.

Update: They just posted on Instagram that it will be available at shows and "Unlimited printing. Available soon online. Cost: $2. Ebay value: $2."
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/08/15 - 05:40 PM
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