After Dark Entertainment (a booking company/show promoter from Buffalo, NY) seems to be teasing at Brand New playing a show or possibly touring. Or maybe they just want to know what time they should play chess. Your guess is as good as mine.
Brian and Drew from Shone are on this week's Marvel podcast. Apparently there's a mention of Brand New toward the end, but I'm still listening to find it. Update: Brian says, at around the 1:50 minute left mark that, "it'll probably happen this year."
Brand New's first show of 2013 will be Penn State University's Movin' On 2013 on April 26th. They'll be playing with MGMT and Big Boi, among others. More information on the free (!) event can be found here.
After the post last night that got everyone talking about Brand New, I made a quip on Twitter about this band getting a reaction unlike any I've ever seen on our website. This led to a response asking if Brand New were more open and released information more frequently to everyone -- would the same reaction occur?
I say no.
I love this band with an almost #cutforbieber mentality; however, I do think that the secrecy and general lack of information surrounding them adds to the furor. I mean, some random dude talking to Jesse and posting about it on Twitter caused a gif-tastic explosion and this happens virtually every single time the band is even hinted about. Just the idea that
The Boston Phoenix has today a list of the best emo songs of all time. The publication lays out 100 tracks, headlined by My Chemical Romance and featuring many other AP.net favorites. Check out the list and weigh in with your thoughts in the replies.
During the Taking Back Sunday show on Thursday night (November 15th) in Philadelphia, they covered a bit of Blink 182's "Dammit" during an impromptu cover session. You can see a video of that in the replies. They also explained "There's No 'I' In Team" and its involvement with Brand New's "Seventy Times Seven," which really only proves that my time machine works.
Head to the replies to watch Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem perform an acoustic set which includes a cover of Brand New's "Sowing Season." If you want to jump to the cover start watching the video at 8:15.
We have some album anniversaries worth highlighting today: Brand New's Deja Entendu came out on June 17th, 2003. It's now 9 years old. Feel old yet? Blink 182's Dude Ranch came out on June 17th, 1997. Yeah, 15 years ago.
Bamboozle was a pretty great time this past weekend, and we've got some fan-shot videos from the festival for you guys to check out. In the replies, you can check out performances from Brand New, Less Than Jake, Armor For Sleep, The Receiving End of Sirens, The Dear Hunter, He Is We and Boys Like Girls.
I was lucky enough to watch a brilliant after-party show last night that included Brand New and The Front Bottoms. Brand New didn't really play a full set, but what they did play was awesome - some rarely played songs including "Flying At Tree Level." Head to the replies to check out the set list from the show and a video of the band playing "Sowing Season."
Jesse Lacey was interviewed for this article about Bamboozle and said some things about Brand New, including how the band's studio time in April was not used to record a new Brand New album. It doesn't seem like there's a plan to record one soon, either. The quote is below.
For those in the UK that are curious what you may have to look forward to, Brand New's set-list from their opening show last night was as follows.
Play Crack The Sky
Sowing Season (Yeah)
Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
Me vs Maradona Vs Elvis
Jude Law and a Semester Abroad
Seventy Times 7
Bought A Bride
You Won't Know
Yellowcard is currently back on top of this year's "most anticipated of 2012" reader poll. Have you voted yet? Brand New is No. 2. Still can't get any real news on their thoughts for this year ... but I've been told they're at least thinking of recording.
It's been a few years since Brand New released Daisy, and with the hoopla surrounding the band's NYE show, it's got people asking if the band will be releasing a new album this year. What do you think? Vote in the poll.