Brand New checked in with fans on their Facebook to announce a string of Canadian concert dates in August. Tickets are on sale now through Ducat King. The Long Island, New York band are currently working on a follow-up to their 2009 album ‘Daisy’.
“I think that ‘Daisy’ was like the end of a road, and I get the impression we all feel like we might need to back track a little bit and find another place where we could’ve gone off,” lead vocalist Jesse Lacey told God Is In The TV Zine. “I don’t think we’ll go into writing this record from the standpoint of coming out of ‘Daisy’, and into the next thing, it will probably be more around album number two or three, where maybe we had another conception then of where we could have gone off, and maybe we’ll try to re-discover that.”
Brand New August Tour Dates:
Aug. 2 – Toronto at Sound Academy
Aug. 3 – Guelph at Guelph Concert Theatre
Aug. 7 – Winnipeg at Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 8 – Saskatoon at Odeon Events Centre
Aug. 9 – Edmonton at Edmonton Events Centre
Aug. 10 – Calgary at MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Aug. 12 – Vancouver at Vogue Theatre
Brand New checked in with fans on July 13th to warn them of forged tickets to the band’s concerts are being sold by scalpers. They write:
Hey guys, we’re hearing that scalpers are selling tickets to BN shows (especially Atlantic City) that have fake bar codes and look very convincing. Please, DO NOT buy tickets from scalpers. If you buy one of the bogus ones you won’t be able to get into the show, and there’s no way that the BN team can help you. Thanks.
Brand New performed a live set as part of their informal Daisy studio session in Brooklyn, New York back in the summer. Watch the Long Island alternative rock band perform ‘Bought A Bride’, team with Kevin Devine on ‘Jesus Christ’, as well as ‘At The Bottom’ and ‘Sowing Season (Yeah)’ below.
Brand New checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace on Monday (December 22), offering an update on what they’ve been up to. The Long Island rock group tell readers:
We have all been in the studio on and off since about March. The convenience of recording around the corner has been great, but sometimes a little too comfortable setting.
During 2008, we have rounded up some some pre-pro, some real-pro,and some semi-pro material. There are about 15 songs for us to play around with and it seems as though things are winding down and in the final stages.
We cannot exactly tell you when this record will be done, but we can tell you that the new year will bring a bit more excitement from our side of things. We are fully aware of how long we were gone last time, and are not planning on staying home much longer.
Perhaps when it gets a bit warmer out… we will begin to introduce a new website that will bring you endless amounts of entertaining information. We have also talked about playing some new music together. Outside of the dungeon. Which means maybe… YOU will be able to listen to some of our new music also. maybe.
Until then, we wanted to let everyone know that we are alive and well. Still writing, recording, and frustrated with the lack of blood in Mortal Kombat vs. DC.
The entire post at MySpace has since been removed.
Jesse Lacey, guitarist from the band Brand New, discussed music, songwriting and using a Fender Jazzmaster in an interview with Fender. “I think we all pick our guitars for our personal sound, and after I started playing single coil pickup guitars I found out about P90s and I matured as a guitarist and realized the difference in those sounds and it appealed to me,” Lacey explained. “The first time I had a Jazzmaster I couldn’t make it sound good at all. I probably still don’t make it sound very good (laughs), but they’re a treat guitar. You have to get to know it.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Brand New bassist Garrett Tierney spoke with Time Off magazine about the band’s long delay between their sophomore album ‘Deja Entendu’ in 2003 and their recently released album ‘Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me’. “It definitely took a lot longer than expected but we wanted to take our time and make sure that it came out the way that we wanted to,” Tierney explained. “We’re psyched on it – it definitely could have taken a shorter time period, but what are you going to do? If sh** happens, it happens. We’re just going to tour the hell out of it and see how it goes.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
Rock acts on television this week include Brand New, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Plain White Ts, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday; Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday and ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday; Incubus, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Everclear, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday; bayside, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; Silversun Pickups, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ from Tuesday thru Friday; Five For Fighting, who perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday; Tom Morello, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Korn, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; Cat Empire, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; Son Volt, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Thursday; The Cringe, who perorm on ‘Rachael Ray’ on Thursday; Buckcherry, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday; Relient K, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Friday; Locksley, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; and The Shins, who perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
Brand New performed at Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany on Thursday (February 1). Watch a fan filmed highlight clip via YouTube below the cut.
Andrew Mathas again attempts to decode the mysterious language of emo. This time to Brand New’s ‘The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows’. Watch the comedy clip via MySpace below.
Brand New performed at the Virgin Megastore in London on Monday (May 17). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.