Brand new Brand New Single

2016-05-17 by El. Psy. Congroo. | 282 Comments
Long Island-based alternative band Brand New has posted a new single, entitled "I Am A Nightmare," on YouTube. The band also made the 12" vinyl available for pre-order here:

http://store.procrastinatemusictraitors.com/products/57395-i-am-a-nightmare-12-vinyl-digital-download

Listen to the song below.



Tagged: Brand New

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Dylan620
May 17th 2016
3466 Comments


That is a brilliant article title

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

doomjitsu
May 17th 2016
1240 Comments


sucks

Toondude10
May 17th 2016
10987 Comments


Just when Sputnik is getting over Radiohead...

Digging: Iron Maiden - Powerslave

ftinside
May 17th 2016
420 Comments


Oh My God

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2016
13472 Comments


I rate this...2.2/5

Digging: Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck

ftinside
May 17th 2016
420 Comments


This fucking sucks

Toondude10
May 17th 2016
10987 Comments


yeah is this even the same band?

zakalwe
May 17th 2016
21803 Comments


Swoon. Song is amazing!!!!
It's like The Bravery, White Lies, Editors and all them other bands from 2006 have got together to make the best thing ever!!!!!!!
Brand New know my soul, they're the bestest.

Hellscythe
May 17th 2016
1864 Comments


reminds me of Interpol

Digging: Hundredth - Rare

Mabbitt
May 17th 2016
1547 Comments


Not bad. Sounds like it could fit between Deja and YFW

Dylan620
May 17th 2016
3466 Comments


Song feels overly familiar... I feel like I've heard these exact melodies and intonations somewhere else

handomanic
May 17th 2016
10 Comments


just make a new album assholes

Toondude10
May 17th 2016
10987 Comments


it's not bad but they've done way better than this, kinda disappointing

doomjitsu
May 17th 2016
1240 Comments


jesse needs to get all sad again

doomjitsu
May 17th 2016
1240 Comments


or band is dead

ABjordanMM
May 17th 2016
1688 Comments


Not a bad pop song

Digging: Alt-J - Relaxer

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2016
13472 Comments


This is the best stuff I've heard this year other than the new Weezer. Do they have the same songwriting team?

chaseguitar
May 17th 2016
752 Comments


ew, what is this, 2001?

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2016
13472 Comments


it's like this band were always marketed to kids...but now the original kids have grown up...and the band are still marketing to kids

inevitably it ends in tears for those original kids

BeeRyan
May 17th 2016
1291 Comments


this is total trash, worse than mene probably haha i'm going to an hero

benkim
May 17th 2016
3136 Comments


Very Interpolesque! I dig although I hope to hear sadder songs than this one in the album

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


dammit someone beat me to the joke

just see how it fits in the album. it may just be the not the sun of the new album

Digging: Captain, We're Sinking - The King of No Man

DoubtGin
May 17th 2016
6867 Comments


Quite simple in its structure and I also think this is very Interpol-esque.

Still like it, the guitar riff is nice.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2016
13472 Comments


I only know the first two Interpol albums - did they get this bad?

rc239
May 17th 2016
149 Comments


album will be disappointing as hell

zakalwe
May 17th 2016
21803 Comments


No, it'll be what the band has always been.

rc239
May 17th 2016
149 Comments


nah

Laeddis
May 17th 2016
2391 Comments


waitwut

zakalwe
May 17th 2016
21803 Comments


Even the opening line on the article gets on me tits. 'Post hardcore' like its trying to make it all 'grown up'

Skoj
May 17th 2016
1602 Comments


Just release the fucking album already.

ashcrash9
May 17th 2016
2444 Comments


This really isn't that bad. All these comments had me worried.

FreddieDelaney31
May 17th 2016
2944 Comments


Brand New has been my favorite band for 10 years and I'll take any scrap of music I can get but I can't lie, I hate this and it's bad

Digging: Captain, We're Sinking - The King of No Man

Sinternet
May 17th 2016
13673 Comments


i like it but it's so safe it hurts

Itwasthatwas
May 17th 2016
1350 Comments


7 years for this shit wow

Green Baron
May 17th 2016
23356 Comments


needs more energy

where is the energy

where is the memorability

TheMrAlexK
May 17th 2016
7690 Comments


All the Sputcore bands dropping new music this year tf

Digging: Lorde - Melodrama

Muppelope
May 17th 2016
1391 Comments


I don't like it as much as anything off of Daisy or TDAG, but I didn't think it was as bad as you guys are making it out to be.

Spacesh1p
May 17th 2016
6571 Comments


I came before I pressed play.

Digging: Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

XingKing
May 17th 2016
12151 Comments


This is unbelievably horrible

SadAndHolyGlow
May 17th 2016
1615 Comments


Couldn't be more different from their usual sound. Even the lyrics are entirely different. It's not bad but it's not all that remarkable, either. It sounds like post-punk revival meets power pop.

Itwasthatwas
May 17th 2016
1350 Comments


I get that they wanted to go in a different direction from TDAG/Daisy, but I didn't expect that direction to be a return to shitty pop punk influences

DoctorDoom
May 17th 2016
2983 Comments


Not getting a huge pop punk feeling here. This sounds like it could have been released in 1996 I dig it. But I'm also an emotional lil beotch right now.

Green Baron
May 17th 2016
23356 Comments


I don't know why, but I get a Smiths vibe from this at times

3waycrash
May 17th 2016
133 Comments


Yeah, not too sure on this direction for the band. Maybe it'll grow on me, but I'm not feeling it as much as I had hoped.

minty901
May 17th 2016
3438 Comments


i thought this song kind of sucked.

Aspenshadow
May 17th 2016
351 Comments


Nothing about this is at all remarkable. Sounds like they're playing on autopilot.

oldsoul
May 17th 2016
257 Comments


didn't find anything to enjoy on this

DoctorDoom
May 17th 2016
2983 Comments


A little surprised at the Luke warm reception. Sputnik, you're full of surprises.

Crymsonblaze
May 17th 2016
8121 Comments


Solid track but much worse than Mene.

Makemebad35
May 17th 2016
837 Comments


luke warm =(

Oxygen47
May 17th 2016
5 Comments


It sounds like Weezer and Interpol fucked and their baby made an album and then it threw away a song it didn't like and it was this song.

rc239
May 17th 2016
149 Comments


"Sputcore"

tflo8669
May 17th 2016
3 Comments


Fucking Terrible. What a step backwards.

Green Baron
May 17th 2016
23356 Comments


I want to like this, but I just can't.

ProjectFreak
May 17th 2016
1858 Comments


Okay, I have no idea how this album is gonna sound if both this and Mene are on it

Digging: Anathema - The Optimist

Green Baron
May 17th 2016
23356 Comments


It's the vocals. They don't have the edge that makes them memorable.

labria86
May 17th 2016
151 Comments


To me it sounds like they want to have some fun during the last days as a band. Same feeling when i heard thrice anthology a year before they announced the hiatus. I think it'll stick when they bow out.

Kman418
May 17th 2016
13247 Comments


u know when there's that small scale orgcore punk/emo revival band coming through town and you've heard one of their albums once or twice and you think it's alright but your friend is waaaayy way too fucking into it and is really hyped up about going to their show so you're like alright why not it might be a good time and there's 5 opening bands that all play for way too fucking long and you wonder if they're even aware there are ways to play music other than in 4/4 and the venue is small as fuck and has awful ventilation and your ears are ringing by the end and you begin to realize your hearing is going to be gone by the age of 40 because of awful opening punk bands that listen to alkaline trio too much

this song is like if you took the essence of that experience and all those bands and just like compressed it all down into three minutes

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


band shouldve just called it a day at Daisy.

Kman418
May 17th 2016
13247 Comments


ie it's bad

minty901
May 17th 2016
3438 Comments


Mene was pretty good I thought. Surprised people here didn't like it.

Evanpowers
May 17th 2016
139 Comments


This song leans towards the twinkly type of emo that I can't handle

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


Between this and what I heard last year, I'm betting whatever new album they release will be their most accessible one yet. This stuff is even poppier than Deja. Not sure if that's a good thing or not, but I'd never count these guys out until I hear the full album.

Digging: Lorde - Melodrama

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


im betting it will be their lamest one yet

ashcrash9
May 17th 2016
2444 Comments


Deja and YFW have grown off me hard in recent years. Obviously this new one won't top TDAG or Daisy, but it could easily beat those first two for me.

Probably the only one with that opinion, but whatev

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


I doubt it will be lame. They've made albums that aren't as good as others of theirs, but even their worst (YFW) is still fun and sentimental.

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


i mean, the thing is that YFW is actually a good album even if it doesnt match up to anything else they made, but this song doesnt even sound like its on the same level of their circa 2000 demos for YFW because its major weak sauce. Mene itself was alright, but alright in the "this song is the forgettable intro track of a moderately popular indie band's alt rock album" and not in the "oh cool its a brand new song" way. i have absolutely 0 hopes for this album after both of these tracks.

PattBraderson
May 17th 2016
151 Comments


Mene is a great tune. This is a nice little track too, but after Daisy and Mene I feel like the nature of this track caught some people off guard (myself included). A lot of people wanted/expected the indie skramz from Brand New but got Morrissey/pop punk (??can that be a thing??). Is this on the next album? is Mene? There isn't an album I want to hear more than a new Brand New

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


I get that because I'm not blown away in the slightest. I also know that I thought Daisy was about a 3.5 first listen and now it's almost on the same level as TDAG. I've learned never to draw quick opinions with these guys.

But yeah, first impressions are definitely underwhelming =(

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


i dont know, it just feels like a B side to an unreleased album that wouldve bridged YFW and Deja. Just super plain even when ignoring the major hype a post-daisy Brand New had.

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


yeah...maybe this isn't album material and is just stuff they're putting out there? seems doubtful but I'm hoping that this isn't like the lead single or whatever they feel best represents their new body of work

WhiteNoise
May 17th 2016
3551 Comments


I absolutely loved this and i'm not even a huge Brand New fan.

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


people were saying the same things about Weezer's Do You Wanna Get High? and Thank God for Girls and Radiohead's Burn the Witch. i wouldnt be surprised if both of these ended up on their new album whenever that happens.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2016
15674 Comments


Have to agree with Clover here, Mene was pretty good and this was decent but very forgettable. No idea how the new album will turn out, but it might be their weakest since the debut judging from these two songs.

Digging: CHON - Homey

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


Whitenoise that's probably why.

as a stand alone track, this is a real good, but a huge disappointment to fans of this band because it's a regression.

elcrawfodor
May 17th 2016
1264 Comments


Mene definitely grew on me, but this one feels too...simple and poppy. Opening guitar lick is nice

Hellscythe
May 17th 2016
1864 Comments


official press release:

"New York, NY – May 17, 2016 – Brand New have announced the release of new single “I Am A Nightmare,” their first new music in more than a year. The song—produced by Brand New and longtime collaborator Mike Sapone, mixed by Vince Ratti, and taken from the band’s upcoming release—will be available via all Digital Service Providers this week and can be pre-ordered now on vinyl. “I Am A Nightmare” comes in advance of Brand New’s upcoming Canadian headlining tour and American co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse. The song’s digital release coincides with a special 12” vinyl single featuring artwork from Morning Breath. The vinyl single is available now via the Procrastinate! Music Traitors web store and will be available during the Brand New-Modest Mouse summer tour at the traveling P!MT record store."

"taken from the band's upcoming release"

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


"people were saying the same things about Weezer's Do You Wanna Get High? and Thank God for Girls and Radiohead's Burn the Witch. i wouldnt be surprised if both of these ended up on their new album whenever that happens."

they probably will

I mean people tend to conjure up grand expectations when bands don't release something for 5+ years, and the assumption is always that they've been slaving away and had all the time in the world

the reality could just be that they've been busy then had writer's block and this is as good as they're doing right now

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


"upcoming album"

don't even care of the songs thus far have been disappointing, I still creamed my pants

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


fuck if tool pulls some shit like this as their next albums lead single, i dont think i could take it

elcrawfodor
May 17th 2016
1264 Comments


Also no one's mentioning that "Sealed to Me" song they've been playing live

Dylan620
May 17th 2016
3466 Comments


This is a fun, catchy, shallow little ditty. It's serviceable enough, but as of the last two songs on Daisy, they were capable of so much more

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2016
15674 Comments


Sealed to Me is definitely my favorite of the new songs they've revealed.

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 17th 2016
23872 Comments


yeah sealed to me is alright

still nothing to get me super hyped though

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhF1Xfg-9wM

to be honest i really wouldnt mind if they went towards a sound like this, but eh, cant have everything i suppose

grannypantys
May 17th 2016
1083 Comments


You know they have writers block bad when they're releasing YFW demos and calling it new material.

airbear
May 17th 2016
13 Comments


The last two songs of Daisy slay, don't say these thingss

ZippaThaRippa
May 17th 2016
9884 Comments


I hope Sealed to Me is on the album

ZippaThaRippa
May 17th 2016
9884 Comments


That song was pretty good

claygurnz
May 17th 2016
4193 Comments


Actually quite enjoyed it.

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2016
8282 Comments


this sounds exactly like every other Brand New song ever released

Digging: Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

Sinternet
May 17th 2016
13673 Comments


clearly not or people wouldn't be bitching about it

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


new album confirmed to gonna have times new roman font on the cover

LotusFlower
May 17th 2016
12002 Comments


arcade proving he has never listened to a single brand new song in his life tbh

Sinternet
May 17th 2016
13673 Comments


also that Sealed To me track is pretty amazing hope that will be on the new release

ArsMoriendi
May 17th 2016
20743 Comments


Wow this is beyond generic. Might as well be a new Arctic Monkeys song.

Digging: Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Sinternet
May 17th 2016
13673 Comments


he only listens to arcade fire don't forget

Dylan620
May 17th 2016
3466 Comments


"The last two songs of Daisy slay, don't say these thingss"

Maybe I worded my comment badly, but I meant that those two songs blow this out of the water - in fact they're far above the rest of Daisy imo, hence why I singled them out

Ebola
May 17th 2016
2561 Comments


I mean it's not particularly great or memorable but it's not anywhere near the atrocity you all are suggesting. Certainly a disappointment, though.

Deadwing42
May 17th 2016
202 Comments


There is absolutely nothing interesting about this song.

HoneyFries
May 17th 2016
36 Comments


T'was poo. Shame.

bloc
May 17th 2016
41587 Comments


Was gonna skip this but then saw the "reminds me of Interpol" comment and HAD to listen.

And wow it actually does sound like newer Interpol. I kinda like it.

Digging: Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor

airbear
May 17th 2016
13 Comments


Yeah I'd say the negative talk is a little inflated. It's a total regression for brand new, but taken out of context a pretty catchy tune. Nothing special, but nothing horrible either.

KrissWatts
May 17th 2016
101 Comments


Really good fun - love it

oWhoadYo
May 17th 2016
1956 Comments


Awful

chug73
May 17th 2016
2814 Comments


Edgy thread

brainmelter
May 17th 2016
3865 Comments


Edgy thread[2]

Digging: bloodstone - Riddle of the Sphynx

StolenIdentity
May 17th 2016
271 Comments


Beginning to think TDAG was a fluke

chug73
May 17th 2016
2814 Comments


Feeling a light to decent 7 on this.

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


what is so bad about this song? sure its a weaker track in brand news catalogue, but its still at least okay. its not horrible. id definitely take it over the weaker stuff from other bands i like, and even the stronger stuff from bands i dislike. i know that its a regression, but come on. this song isn't the atrocity that everyone says it is. thread is dumb.

chug73
May 17th 2016
2814 Comments


People are idiots. Brand New is one of the few bands that send Sput into a frenzy

Sinternet
May 17th 2016
13673 Comments


It's not awful it just fails to live up to the massive amount of hype for any new material from them.

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


when they make a really good album it gets circlejerked and becomes one of the highest rated albums on the website (which is coming from a huge fan of their three most recent albums). yet when they make a song thats only ok: "TDAG WAS A FLUKE! SHOULDVE CALLED IT QUITS AT DAISY! GONNA BE THE LAMEST ONE YET!" at least wait till the album's out to slam it.

chug73
May 17th 2016
2814 Comments


The hype that people have set for themselves, that's their problem not BN. The song is enjoyable, yeah it lacks the Jesse freaking out but there's already 2 albums of that

onionbubs
May 17th 2016
5710 Comments


ye and its pretty much just here too. its not that brand new gets no attention on other sites. its just theyre out of control here for some reason. so what if a song is sub par to their most recent three albums. in the eyes of the people that are complaining, most music is! i can think of a ton of recent singles that came out from bands I like (chevelle, billy talent, thrice) that i find less enjoyable than this. jesus christ

elcrawfodor
May 17th 2016
1264 Comments


It makes sense that they're so popular on here, two of the older staff members GUSHED about this album and one of them is literally named SowingSeason. Hell, Sowing's username is the reason I checked TDAG out.

chug73
May 17th 2016
2814 Comments


It's bc sput is a site for music nerds with bad self esteem and BN speak to that by putting poor self esteem wrapped up with excellent songwriting and they can be like "they are music for music fans" or some bs.
I love BN but god I love how quick their fans here turn as soon as a song that isn't You Wont Know is dropped, nice support clownbois

Masochist
May 17th 2016
8635 Comments


They were popular on here long before SowingSeason was staff. I knew this site as a place where Thrice/Brand New/Glassjaw/Mewithout You type bands were revered above all other non-metal musicians even when I first joined.

Masochist
May 17th 2016
8635 Comments


They didn't carry me through high school. I enjoyed 'Deja Entendu' more than any of their albums, and to this day I haven't listened to TDAGARIM all the way through in one sitting. But I enjoy this band a lot, and this song ain't bad.

Spec
May 17th 2016
34421 Comments


Kind of déjà like

Veldin
May 17th 2016
2923 Comments


The Smiths are Jesse's favorite band and this definitely has a Smiths vibe to me.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2016
13996 Comments


pretty big step back for an otherwise progressive band...kinda disappointed

Digging: Palm (PA) - Shadow Expert

SnakeDelilah
May 17th 2016
19205 Comments


lol that was fucking disappointing, did this band suddenly forget how to write music?

Veldin
May 17th 2016
2923 Comments


they just wanna produce da hitz like Morrissey

dcalderon
May 17th 2016
435 Comments


'Thrice/Brand New/Glassjaw/MewithoutYou type bands'

I never understood how mwy is any like those bands.


VacantTool
May 17th 2016
163 Comments


Sounds similar to Not the Sun. Not seeing the big deal. It's not the best, but it's not terrible.

Would you be my babe?

Maybe Jesse just needed some edgier vocals in here!

SnakeDelilah
May 17th 2016
19205 Comments


i hear no morrissey on this

Veldin
May 17th 2016
2923 Comments


i hear some johnny marr tho

CJandM
May 17th 2016
15 Comments


Sounds a LOT like Kevin Devine's Bubblegum, which Jesse produced.

grannypantys
May 17th 2016
1083 Comments


song is called I Am A Nightmare but it sounds like he's saying, "I am the nightman" which I believe is a direct thievery from Always Sunny

Gyromania
May 17th 2016
22145 Comments


song is actually fun. it's like a mix of your favorite weapon and deja.

runaways
May 17th 2016
496 Comments


lol @ people calling this pop punk. it's definitely not as bad as you guys are making it out to be, in fact it's a helluva lot more interesting than mene

Digging: Lorde - Melodrama

ArsMoriendi
May 17th 2016
20743 Comments


It's not pop punk, it's post-punk revival like Arctic Monkeys and Strokes etc.

Gyromania
May 17th 2016
22145 Comments


pretty obvious why this is being called pop punk

who cares about getting bogged down in genre tags though, this is just poppy fun.

runaways
May 17th 2016
496 Comments


yeah i'd say it's more post-punk, I mean the band did release a full length pop punk album and this song sounds like none of those. (Also it's not any worse than that album)

Gyromania
May 17th 2016
22145 Comments


actually this is way poppier than pretty much anything on deja, so if anything this is more pop punk-ish

Damus
May 17th 2016
543 Comments


I love dis

elliootsmeuth
May 17th 2016
3203 Comments


it's pretty good. not their best. hoping the whole album doesn't sound like this though

runaways
May 17th 2016
496 Comments


i was actually referring to YFW, as I'd say Deja is more emo. Not that it matters at the end of the day though.

Uranium
May 17th 2016
7543 Comments


pretty decent song but i also never liked this band ever so there's that

letsgofishing
May 17th 2016
954 Comments


I think Daisy was probably about as far as Brand New could have pushed their previous sound, so it makes some sense they would return back to their roots.

Besides, Jesse is certainly the type of person who would create a "fuck it" album.

I'll go with it.

This band defined my adolescence, it's not like them releasing the worst album of all time would even dent my high opinion of them.

And hey, at least the refrain is catchy, so it can't be the worst album of all time. That's got to be good news.

Green Baron
May 17th 2016
23356 Comments


I can't even call the refrain catchy. That's how sad it is.

johnnyblaze
May 17th 2016
2932 Comments


7 years for this shit wow [2]


Danred97
May 17th 2016
1275 Comments


It's pretty good. Nothing amazing, but it's fun and catchy. Hyped for a new album regardless.

North0House2
May 17th 2016
5945 Comments


I am so disappointed. I hate this. It is a suckfest.

grandfather
May 18th 2016
110 Comments


I dig it and I expect literally nothing from this band at this point so I can't really say I'm disappointed

Funeralopolis
May 18th 2016
14026 Comments


song was pretty poop

Digging: Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

InFiction
May 18th 2016
3832 Comments


I think I actually prefer this to Mene.

tacos N stuff
May 18th 2016
2023 Comments


song is kinda just...there
Not offensively bad in any way but I feel no desire to return to it

wwf
May 18th 2016
5278 Comments


I honestly hated Mene and thought it was really obnoxious

I can dig this tho, even though 'mediocre interpol track' is a really good description

TheForbiddenFool
May 18th 2016
4 Comments


is this the new Foo Fighters track?

bigboss00
May 18th 2016
66 Comments


I don't like songs like this that are 75% chorus. Brand new get your shit together

GreyShadow
May 18th 2016
1482 Comments


Mene was great, this is boring as shit.

Feather
May 18th 2016
3648 Comments


Mene was good, this is good, but I set Brand New to a much higher standard than just good. Still excited for a full album.

sailSAway
May 18th 2016
1078 Comments


clearly they're so depressed their sound is turning the other direction

AdolfChrist
May 18th 2016
10723 Comments


Mene was fucking boring. this is better but not by much. Sealed to Me is better than both by far.

Digging: Mutoid Man - Helium Head

LoLifant
May 18th 2016
1187 Comments


"post-hardcore band" - can't believe this article was chosen over mine lol

onionbubs
May 18th 2016
5710 Comments


just think of it this way

if a different band made it, would you still dislike it? or would you dig?

AdolfChrist
May 18th 2016
10723 Comments


id probably like it less, or rather id care less about it. its not bad, just really average and generic sounding.

zakalwe
May 18th 2016
21803 Comments


Brand new in a nutshell then

torts
May 18th 2016
4300 Comments


bore

XingKing
May 18th 2016
12151 Comments


This song would be garbage no matter what band made it.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2016
38661 Comments


I'm getting the impression zak doesn't like brand new or something

song is bad

Digging: Lorde - Melodrama

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2016
13472 Comments


I feel the tide is turning - time for a sput-wide critical reevaluation of their back catalogue...TDAG drops to a 3.2 average

onionbubs
May 18th 2016
5710 Comments


tdag's the reason people think this is an atrocity tho...

SweeneyTodd
May 18th 2016
1315 Comments


song is good, quite your crying, your band is not dead

AdolfChrist
May 18th 2016
10723 Comments


oh, i wasnt aware that it was good. whew! that was a close one. hear that everyone? no more worrying about the new album, the song is good!

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 18th 2016
23872 Comments


Can't believe people are saying this isn't catchy...that's like the one thing it is. I woke up with it playing through my head and I don't even think it's that great.

Toondude10
May 18th 2016
10987 Comments


it's catchy for sure, but it feels kinda bland too

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 18th 2016
23872 Comments


Yeah that seems to be the consensus

This song is still like a 3-3.5 range though

It's bad for BN but not flat out bad

ashcrash9
May 18th 2016
2444 Comments


A solid 3.5 for me
I'm honestly surprised people here aren't digging this more.

minty901
May 18th 2016
3438 Comments


I think this was up their with Explosions in the Sky's Tangle Formations as one of the worst songs I've heard this year.

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 18th 2016
23872 Comments


People are mad overreacting though

This might not be close to BN quality but it's nowhere close to the worst song of the year

This is catchy albeit basic alt/pop-punk and there's really nothing more or less to it

Eldar777
May 18th 2016
145 Comments


mene was great and this is quite unexpected to say the least. but maybe it's not a bad thing, stoked for the album

minty901
May 18th 2016
3438 Comments


I don't think it's cathy. I think the melodies are awkward and the vocals fall flat.

bakkermaarten007
May 18th 2016
5281 Comments


I thought it was the album damn it.

ProjectFreak
May 18th 2016
1858 Comments


"This is catchy albeit basic alt/pop-punk and there's really nothing more or less to it"

which is a bit surprising to people who were expecting something between Daisy and TDAG. I don't mind it, but then again, if the first TDAG song I heard was Archers, I'd have very different expectations for that album.

bakkermaarten007
May 18th 2016
5281 Comments


I was hoping Mene would be an exception, but this points in the same direction. Don't get me wrong, it's a good song but something has sneaked into their sound. Some garage rock? Idk, what is that I hear

notthesun613
May 18th 2016
54 Comments


Sputs acting mad hostile towards these BN tracks. Don't get me wrong, it ain't their best, but damn..

Surprised nobody's mentioned Sealed to Me yet. That song blew both this and Mene out of the water, and when Jesse played it in Cooperstown last August I saw grown men weep.

notthesun613
May 18th 2016
54 Comments


Also, agreed with bakker about something sneaking into their sound.

SowingSeason
Moderator
May 18th 2016
23872 Comments


Certainly - my argument is not that people should expect this and be totally fine with it, but rather that those who are saying this is awful/worst song of the year/etc are letting their initial disappointment get the best of them. I remember being a little underwhelmed by At The Bottom and thought it pointed to an album of BN just imitating Modest Mouse but I was (at least sort of) wrong, and it took me a year or two to appreciate Deja as more than just a good emo-pop/alt rock album. Believe it or not YFW was among the most immediately likeable for me, but over time it's held up the least. I guess all I'm saying is that I'm reserving judgment until I hear the full record. This might be much better in the context of the album.

onionbubs
May 18th 2016
5710 Comments


im most excited for the album art tbh. this single cover is promising.

def gonna have times new roman font on the cover. some things never change

Sinternet
May 18th 2016
13673 Comments


'Surprised nobody's mentioned Sealed to Me yet. That song blew both this and Mene out of the water, and when Jesse played it in Cooperstown last August I saw grown men weep'

Several of us have mentioned it

dcalderon
May 18th 2016
435 Comments


Jesse sounds bored

dcalderon
May 18th 2016
435 Comments


"Believe it or not YFW was among the most immediately likeable for me, but over time it's held up the least."

Why wouldn't we believe it?, that makes absolute sense I'd say.

MotokoKusanagi
May 18th 2016
905 Comments


trying not to be disappointed... but i am a bit

definitely their weakest single yet from their new material

Dinosaur
May 18th 2016
758 Comments


hmmm. ehh.....

DinosaurJones
May 18th 2016
5220 Comments


Pretty average.

Dinosaur
May 18th 2016
758 Comments


Jones.

captaincrunch11
May 18th 2016
1440 Comments


Daisy >>>>>>>

ProjectFreak
May 18th 2016
1858 Comments


Sealed To Me is great, agreed.

minty901
May 18th 2016
3438 Comments


"Jones"

loolll

gotsthedewsdood
May 18th 2016
679 Comments


At least the single artwork is cool....

onionbubs
May 18th 2016
5710 Comments


album cover is most gonna likely rule. we can look forward to that

Storm In A Teacup
May 18th 2016
21799 Comments


Sputcore 2016 continues!!! 😃😂😃

BlueSwan
May 18th 2016
554 Comments


Emoticons

JigglyPDiddy
May 18th 2016
3112 Comments


Pretty safe track, but nice nonetheless.

xAshtrayux
May 18th 2016
156 Comments


I had no idea Brand New is post-hardcore too.
Lol @ the title.
As for the single... yesterday after one listening I thought that it's horrible, even more underwhelming than Mene (what does the title mean, btw?). Today I listened to it like 15 times, got bored of it quickly, but it's okay. Sort of like a Daisy take on a YFW/Deja single? I don't know, man. It's not as good as anything on TDAGARIM and half of Daisy songs.
It's better than Be Gone, though :D

Masochist
May 18th 2016
8635 Comments


"Sputcore 2016 continues!!! 😃😂😃"

We need a Converge album.

Masochist
May 18th 2016
8635 Comments


Also changed the genre for those who actually care about that sort of stuff. Title stays, though.

Supaduck0
May 18th 2016
123 Comments


This song is boss pop rock. So far they seem to be going in the direction of the Fightoffyoutdemons demos, which is the perfect idea. I remember "Until I Wake" from those demos giving a similar vibe to this, and I dig their pop rock songs like that. I guess it'll take a slow burning intense song before Sputnik gets impressed though.

Clumseee
May 18th 2016
542 Comments


Are any of these songs going to be on the new album?

Supaduck0
May 18th 2016
123 Comments


"what is so bad about this song? sure its a weaker track in brand news catalogue, but its still at least okay. its not horrible. id definitely take it over the weaker stuff from other bands i like, and even the stronger stuff from bands i dislike. i know that its a regression, but come on. this song isn't the atrocity that everyone says it is. thread is dumb."

This. To me it's as good as the better tracks on YFW. The opening riff could be more inventive, but the melodies are actually solid.

JigglyPDiddy
May 18th 2016
3112 Comments


The last thing we need is a new Converge album with all the glitches the site's been having lately...

someguest
May 18th 2016
28162 Comments


Lately?

PuddlesPuddles
May 18th 2016
4796 Comments


Been here since like 2005 site still being glitchy huh

LoLifant
May 19th 2016
1187 Comments


finally the "post hardcore band" has been removed from the article

johnnydeking29
May 19th 2016
11264 Comments


This is bland as fuck. At least Mene had a kick to it.

Digging: Lorde - Melodrama

Oceanus
May 19th 2016
881 Comments


Actually really enjoyed this. *shrug*

toxin.
May 19th 2016
12897 Comments


Pretty uninspiring but whatever

Kman418
May 19th 2016
13247 Comments


holy shit it's toxin

toxin.
May 19th 2016
12897 Comments


whattup Kman

holy shit was today the day you overtook me in post count?? Only took 2-3 yrs of inactivity on my part :-)

Kman418
May 19th 2016
13247 Comments


fucked up

Spacesh1p
May 19th 2016
6571 Comments


Guys it's under p4k's BNT *swoon*

SweeneyTodd
May 20th 2016
1315 Comments


anyone else getting an Interpol vibe from this?

minty901
May 20th 2016
3438 Comments


Ctrl+F "Interpol": 10 results.

UpwardSpiral
May 20th 2016
723 Comments


I think the majority of BN fans prefer the YFW/Deja era so that's probably why the video has so many likes.

onionbubs
May 20th 2016
5710 Comments


make that 11

UpwardSpiral
May 20th 2016
723 Comments


I don't really dig Interpol. It's like listening to Joy Divison and the Strokes at the same time.

onionbubs
May 20th 2016
5710 Comments


i like interpol but i see what you mean. i def prefer joy division and the strokes, but interpols a nice listen from time to time

SweeneyTodd
May 20th 2016
1315 Comments


That's all well and good, but do any of you agree this song sounds a little interpol-esque? especially the vocals, I can't be the only one hearing this

onionbubs
May 20th 2016
5710 Comments


well, interpol has been said 15 times in this thread so far

yea everyone gets an interpol vibe from this mate

SweeneyTodd
May 20th 2016
1315 Comments


I can't read the thread, my laptop will only scroll so far before it catapults me back to the bottom of the thread. But thankyou for clarifying, much appreciated

xAshtrayux
May 20th 2016
156 Comments


If I like I Am A Nightmare less than TDAGARIM and Daisy, but more than YFW, should I start listening to Interpol and if yes, where do I start?

Snide
May 20th 2016
7050 Comments


Bar Deja Entendu (which was awesome) I could never dig these guys.
This song is no exception, really mediocre.

dbizzles
May 21st 2016
8624 Comments


Admittedly, the song has grown on me because of the lyrics in the verses. The chorus is pretty lame and so is that weak vanilla lead.

Digging: Jozef Van Wissem and SQURL - Only Lovers Left Alive

Chrismoleic
May 21st 2016
3 Comments


How quick we all are to hate.
This is a great pop song, a sugar coated piece with
Pretty heavy lyrical content. Which is what makes pop
Music matter in this day and age.
Shame on haters. So quick are we to abandon artists who have enriched
Our lives. This is a great, fun song, with obvious undertones that cut deep, which is
What brand new fans have always loved about what they do.
Leave the negativity aside please. Chances are if you identify with anything this
Band has ever done, we should all celebrate the positivity in the fact that
They've brought us all together, at shows or otherwise.

We're the coolest kids and we take what we can get.

RadicalEd
May 21st 2016
8281 Comments


"How quick we all are to hate.
This is a great pop song, a sugar coated piece with
Pretty heavy lyrical content. Which is what makes pop
Music matter in this day and age.
Shame on haters. So quick are we to abandon artists who have enriched
Our lives. This is a great, fun song, with obvious undertones that cut deep, which is
What brand new fans have always loved about what they do.
Leave the negativity aside please. Chances are if you identify with anything this
Band has ever done, we should all celebrate the positivity in the fact that
They've brought us all together, at shows or otherwise.

We're the coolest kids and we take what we can get. "

10/10 meme.

sailSAway
May 21st 2016
1078 Comments


im not interpol but i like brand new, and i like this song. whaaaaaoooooo

AdolfChrist
May 21st 2016
10723 Comments


"What brand new fans have always loved about what they do."

speak for yourself. my favorite Brand New songs arent "fun". not that i dont enjoy some of their more "fun" songs.

"So quick are we to abandon artists who have enriched
Our lives."

i dont think "abandoning" is the correct word, but who cares. i dont owe them anything, and they dont owe me anything, and old fans arent obligated to like their new material.

and yeah, nice meme btw.

xAshtrayux
May 21st 2016
156 Comments


@AdolfChrist - agree, what kind of Brand New fan loves their upbeat songs? The dark ones with crescendos cascading into screaming and chaos are where it's at.
That's why pretty much no-one says that YFW is their best record.
And yeah, nobody's abandoning BN, I would say that the fanbase is extremely patient, taking into account years of silence after Daisy (and don't get me started on the whole thing with TDAGARIM lyrics)! Doesn't mean that the fans have to like everything Jesse Lacey sings on.

Ebola
May 22nd 2016
2561 Comments


All the people comparing this to Interpol seem to have forgotten that Interpol is actually, like, good.

Tyler.
May 22nd 2016
12299 Comments


Yeah

SnakeDelilah
May 22nd 2016
19205 Comments


"How quick we all are to hate. This is a great pop song, a sugar coated piece with pretty heavy lyrical content. Which is what makes pop music matter in this day and age. Shame on haters. So quick are we to abandon artists who have enriched our lives. This is a great, fun song, with obvious undertones that cut deep, which is what brand new fans have always loved about what they do. Leave the negativity aside please. Chances are if you identify with anything this band has ever done, we should all celebrate the positivity in the fact that they've brought us all together, at shows or otherwise.

We're the coolest kids and we take what we can get."

yeah this song alone made me hate their entire back catalog i should feel pretty bad

LordePots
May 22nd 2016
37189 Comments


this is easily five kabrillion times worse than i could have ever expected

Digging: Lambsbreath - MANFEELINGS

LordePots
May 22nd 2016
37189 Comments


"
All the people comparing this to Interpol seem to have forgotten that Interpol is actually, like, good."


hahahahahahaahahahahahaah

dixoncocks
May 22nd 2016
3146 Comments


Not nearly as bad as you guys made it seem. It wasn't that great but holy shit I was expecting pure unlistenable garbage. Mene was pretty cool and I'm still pumped for this.

Digging: '68 - Two Parts Viper

DerElefant
May 22nd 2016
18 Comments


This is a HUGE step back for this band. From the outsanding TDAG over the atmospheric Daisy they return to the unimaginative pop-punk sound they used to produce 15 years ago.
There is not even anything new to this, so nobody can claim this being an evolution.


toxiciteque
May 25th 2016
9 Comments


This sounds like new Alkaline Trio, damn.

toxiciteque
May 25th 2016
9 Comments


This sounds like new Alkaline Trio, damn.

LotusFlower
June 1st 2016
12002 Comments


yeah this is still lame

dbizzles
June 1st 2016
8624 Comments


I'm.... okay with it. I had surprisingly low expectations. I feel like its okay. It grew on me a little bit, but I'm not putting it on repeat anytime soon.

Artuma
June 1st 2016
28382 Comments


most creative news title ever

Digging: ostraca - last

ashcrash9
June 2nd 2016
2444 Comments


http://brandnew.merchdirect.com/
2018 disbandment date confirmed?

bloc
June 2nd 2016
41587 Comments


I hope so

minty901
June 2nd 2016
3438 Comments


Looks like a penis.

Toondude10
June 2nd 2016
10987 Comments


I thought the exact same thing

LotusFlower
June 2nd 2016
12002 Comments


2018 confirmed release date.

Green Baron
June 2nd 2016
23356 Comments


This is the end...

benkim
June 2nd 2016
3136 Comments


Wow, they will have had a good run when they break up.

PortraitsOfDecay
June 18th 2016
450 Comments


finally gave this a listen and I literally have no problem with this song whatsoever, maybe I just have shit taste in music?

UpwardSpiral
June 18th 2016
723 Comments


I hope they will do an European tour

strawberriesandgravy
July 5th 2016
31 Comments


sounds like Taking Back Sunday

sentyrunce
July 27th 2016
13 Comments


I hate Interpol, but I like this.

Am I doing something wrong?

Futures
July 27th 2016
9079 Comments


yeah

dbizzles
July 27th 2016
8624 Comments


idk, Interpol is pretty inoffensive.

Feather
July 27th 2016
3648 Comments


How damn you bump this thread. I thought there was another new single for a second!

sentyrunce
July 27th 2016
13 Comments


Brand new Brand new Brand New Single comment

I don't really hate Interpol, I just find them boring

cumverg
August 17th 2016
36 Comments


blink-182 and jimmy eat world had a baby and it was a mediocre Brand New album.

Masochist
August 17th 2016
8635 Comments


I grew up with "Sic Transit Gloria" as one of my favorite songs, but didn't really check out anything else by the band until 'Daisy'. Maybe that's why I dig "I Am A Nightmare" more than the deeper fans for whom TDAGARIM is a seminal album.

wwf
August 17th 2016
5278 Comments


holy shit this really does sound like a new alkaline trio song

Feather
August 17th 2016
3648 Comments


Their whole discography is gold. Now stop bumping this thread and reminding me how they've been playing games with us for 7 years.

hiryu14
August 26th 2016
10 Comments


I dig it

makeshiftlove99
August 27th 2016
50 Comments


huh, never thought they would sound pop again when they were moving away from that kind of sound. I dig it.

CugnoBrasso
December 19th 2016
24 Comments


This is not TDAGARIM (which is a masterpiece), but I like it for what it is: a good pop song.

Feather
May 10th 2017
3648 Comments


why would you bump this

elliootsmeuth
May 18th 2017
3203 Comments


One year anniversary of this song was yesterday

dbizzles
May 18th 2017
8624 Comments


Mene came out over 2 years ago.

MonotoneMop
May 18th 2017
541 Comments


NEW ALBUM LEAKED TRACKLIST

1. Mene
2. I Am A Nightmare
3. Out of Range
4. 1996 (Remastered)
5. Missing You (Remastered)
6. Brothers (Remastered)
7. Fork & Knife
8. Battalions (Remastered)
9. Sealed to Me (Japanese Bonus Track)

North0House2
June 16th 2017
5945 Comments


This band sucks now. They should've just quit after Daisy. They're just not into it anymore, it's obvious, and I know the material on this album is going to be lame.

Also, this song still makes me angry, it's so mediocre that it's sinful.

SowingSeason
Moderator
June 16th 2017
23872 Comments


Fuck thread bumps forever

Also fuck these guys. How can you promise a new album in 2016 and then still not have uttered a word more than halfway through 2017?

dbizzles
June 16th 2017
8624 Comments


Yep, I'm more than over it.

This article is over a year old.

bakkermaarten007
June 17th 2017
5281 Comments


Maybe they're having a hard time making another album up to their standards? They could've just hashed something together and drop it. I hope that the reason they're so late is that they don't want to compromise on anything.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2017
15674 Comments


I haven't thought much about this band in like over 2 years, they were among my all time favorites for a while there. I'm sure their music would still resonate with me, but I've been focusing on other stuff.

Could take or leave a new album, they seem to be regressing with the new songs, but I bet it'd still be good.

nice if they got their act together and quit jerking around their fans, but at this point Tool is being more reliable with album updates than Brand New so I'm gonna continue not thinking about it.

Crymsonblaze
June 17th 2017
8121 Comments


Yeah, after a year, this song is super mediocre. Mene is still fucking awesome. So is Sealed to Me.

But I'm kind of over waiting for the new album too. It'll be out whenever and it'll probably be good. But meh, I don't care that much anymore.

AdolfChrist
June 17th 2017
10723 Comments


Sealed to Me is the only one ive liked so far. new album doesnt sound promising.

Prancer
June 17th 2017
247 Comments


"Also fuck these guys. How can you promise a new album in 2016 and then still not have uttered a word more than halfway through 2017?"

Reminds me of Glassjaw

Green Baron
June 17th 2017
23356 Comments


at this point I don't even want a new album

Feather
June 18th 2017
3648 Comments


You know thats a lie lol

SowingSeason
Moderator
June 18th 2017
23872 Comments


I feel like a girl scorned, who got broken up with and made peace with it, but then was tossed a quickie (Demos) and now suddenly expects things to go back to the way they were. Every day, another little shred of hope dies while I curse myself for believing they were telling the truth; even for a second.

Sinternet
June 18th 2017
13673 Comments


lol will never understand the victim complex of some brand new fans

the band will release an album when they're happy with it and want to

SowingSeason
Moderator
June 18th 2017
23872 Comments


in all honesty (because I was about 50/50 joking) I wouldn't have it any other way. they have imo the ideal legacy if they just hung up the mic now, so I'd rather they not release anything unless it's up to their standards and they have no regrets about sending it out to their fans



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