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.
Brand New will ring in 2012 with a special New Year's Eve show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. The band will play three sets: first acoustic, then Your Favorite Weapon in its entirety, and finally fan requests. Presale begins today at noon here. General public tickets are on sale November 11 at 11am on Ticketmaster.
The official press release from Razor and Tie/Triple Crown Records regarding the re-release of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon can be found in the replies. The information isn't really new - but there's some sales numbers in there that some will find interesting. Plus, if I don't post this - no one can call us absolutebrandnew.net today, and it's just not worth coming to work if I can't incite a snarky comment.
The deluxe copy of the re-released and re-mastered version of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon is now up for pre-order.
1) The Shower Scene
2) Jude Law and a Semester Abroad
3) Sudden Death In Carolina
5) Failure By Design
6) Last Chance to Lose Your Keys
7) Logan to Government Center
8) The No Seatbelt Song
9) Seventy Times 7
12) Soco Amaretto Lime
Jude Law and a Semester Abroad (2000 demo)
Secondary (2000 demo)
Logan to Government Center (2000 demo)
The Shower Scene (2000 demo)
Logan to Government Center (2000 throwaway demo)
Last Chance to Lose Your Keys (2000 throwaway demo)
Magazines (2000 throwaway demo)
Ducat King is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the sold out Brand New show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. To enter for your chance to win, follow DucatKing on twitter and tweet them your favorite Brand New lyric. The winner will be chosen at random.
Tonight at their show in Seattle, Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey announced it would be the group's last show ever. The news leaked on Twitter only to be followed 10 minutes later by tweets reporting that it was just a prank. Good one, guys.
Miss The Movielife's final show tonight? Me too. Sounds like it is a great one too. Brand New's opening (adding to my jealousy of those there). Here's to one of my favorite bands growing up ... I'm breaking out the old tunes for you.
Ducat King is giving away 1 pair of tickets per night to the sold out Brand New shows at the House of Blues in Atlantic City and the Regency in San Francisco. To enter for your chance to win, follow @DucatKing on twitter and tweet what songs you would like to see them play live, and which show you would like to go to. Winners will be chosen at random and selected by Monday, August 1st.
Now that you've already heard the title track from Sainthood Reps' debut album, Monoculture, you can stream another new song from the record, "Dingus" in the replies. Monoculture will be released August 9 via Tooth & Nail.
At tonight's Maryland show, Brand New stated they are writing but are trying to write something happier. Jesse also confirmed that the band would be touring again soon. The set list from the show can also be seen in the replies.