Manchester Orchestra re-posted a trilogy of videos from a 24-hour drive in a van from their 2007 tour. Featured prominently in the insanity are Kevin Devine and Brand New's Jesse Lacey. The band head out on their first tour in a while very soon, and dates can be seen here. Check out all of the videos in the replies to reacquaint yourself with ManOrch on the road.
We're teaming up today with Shop Radio Cast to give you guys a chance to win copies of Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me on clear vinyl, Your Favorite Weapon on black vinyl and Daisy on black vinyl. To enter, just reply to this thread with a funny GIF. We'll choose the winner according to which GIF makes me happiest. The catch is that you can only submit one Ė so if you don't have an encyclopedic, Drew Beringer-esque knowledge of the GIF medium, make sure you use the Internet and choose wisely.
At last night's show in Cincinnati, Brand New played Deja Entendu in its entirety. Head to the replies to check out the full set list along with some newly uncovered footage of the band playing an acoustic performance for the release of Deja.
Modern Vinyl has confirmed that Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me will be re-pressed on November 4th by Music On Vinyl. The first 666 copies being sold will be on red marbled vinyl, while the remaining copies will be on 180-gram black.
PropertyOfZack has stumbled across something that sounds like it could be a new or unreleased Brand New song. It could also be one of a few other projects of course, but that first verse really appears to be Jesse Lacey. Weigh in on what you think this is in the replies.
Head to the replies to watch the U.S. premiere of recent No Sleep Records signees Moose Blood's new music video for "Boston." The track appears on the UK emo group's latest 7", Boston/Orlando. Not only is the song great, but it also contains a reference to Brand New's Deja Entendu to which most of us can probably relate.
Update: Brand New just announced four shows -- Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Buffalo and Clifton Park. Tickets are available here.
Brand New just announced a show in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on September 18, the admat for which can be seen in the replies. This show comes soon after the weekend of Riot Fest in Chicago (Sept. 13-15), which the band will be performing at as well. Could we be getting a short run of Brand New tour dates later today?
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.