Brand New
Holiday


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 49 replies | 8,190 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Band: Brand New
Album: The Holiday EP
Released: December 15, 2003

I know this EP is a rarity for any Brand New fan. Only 1000 (I got my numbers mixed up in the PP forum) were ever made, and only available to Brand New Street Team members. Further more, the EP was free and the only thing the fans had to pay for was shipping. This resulted in the 1000 CDs being sold in around 1 hour! Nevertheless, I managed to find a copy on eBay and jumped on the chance to get it. I don't regret buying it, as it is an amazing EP.

The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (Acoustic) - 9/10
My favourite song off the 2003 sophomore album Deja Entendi as an acoustic! What more could I want? The lyrical value of this song shows it's very close to Jesse, and the acoustic guitar adds to the feeling the song gives off. A great acoustic version of a great electric song!

Logan To Government Center (Demo) - 7/10
Not the most attractive song off Your Favourite Weapon, Brand New's debut album, but still a good song to listen to. I have to say the demo version is better than the original, it is more raw and energetic, but the original is fine. A nice song to listen to, but it doesn't stand out.

The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (Acoustic) - 9/10
This is a great acoustic version of the hit from Deja Entendu. The acoustic version suits the song, and with 2 guitars instead of 1, as in TBWBHOS, it works better. The intro is so melodic, and the song itself is smooth and sad. It seems Brand New are made for acoustics!

Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die(Demo) - 7/10
A lot like the original song. It stands out, as it is another classic Brand New song, but the demo doesn't differ much from the original. I have a demo of Jude Law, which would've been better to put on, but this is filler in my opinion. It only gets a 7 cos the song rocks!

Oh Holy Night - 8/10
A scary song. Seriously, I listen to this and get chills. Jesse has taken the original Christmas classic, gone acoustic again and made an eerie Christmas song, which I can see kids running away from. Jesse's vocals in this are frightening, sounding very deep and low. The song itself also has scary-sounding riffs and occasional sound effects, adding to the weirdness. A great song though, Brand New's cover is a classic.

So if you are one of the 1000 like me who own this EP, you will know how this EP sounds. It isn't anything special; no new songs. But it is definatly a collectors item, and something all major Brand New fans should own. If you don't own this, then somehow listen to this. You will be amazed at Brand New's talents for acoustic songs. The demos aren't what I got this for, it's the acoustics I wanted to hear. And I was impressed. I will give this 4 smiley faces out of 5

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RollerQueen
February 26th 2004



209 Comments


As I log onto ebay...

Amen on "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot." Did you see them perform it on Fuse a little while ago? Good, good stuff.

RollerQueen
February 27th 2004



209 Comments


As it turns out, it's going for over $100 on ebay the last time I checked. :upset:

not_another_emo_kid
July 6th 2004



5 Comments


i joined the street team some time ago at a concert and i receved the ep. i would never sell it. it's too f**king good!!!!!!!

justforgetme27
July 8th 2004



7 Comments


i love the holiday ep, i got mine because im on the street team. i was so happy when i got it. its awesome.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 8th 2004



2125 Comments


Would I like this band? I'm not a huge fan of pop punk, but I love Weezer and I like the new blink 182 cd.

EmoForMe
July 8th 2004



2 Comments


who isn't a fan of this band? haha.


unless you're an elitist. which it doesn't sound like you are.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 9th 2004



2125 Comments


Ok, I'll get Deja Entendu (sp?) then.

Griffin_Page
July 9th 2004



60 Comments


[QUOTE=EmoForMe]who isn't a fan of this band? haha.[/QUOTE]

I'm not.

[QUOTE=EmoForMe]unless you're an elitist. which it doesn't sound like you are.[/QUOTE]

No, I don't like this kind of 'music'.

Not my kind of stuff, I'm not into pop.

inmystaticlullaby
July 9th 2004



5 Comments


i want to get this ep so bad, im so mad because i want to hear the quiet things no one ever knows (acoustic), and i tried to download it on kazza but it didnt work :upset: , so if anyone can give me a link it would be much apreciated

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 9th 2004



2125 Comments


Because he is an opinionated metalhead and his music taste is far superior to yours.







*sarcastic*

inmystaticlullaby
July 10th 2004



5 Comments


[QUOTE=cky2kendall_the_third]I'm hosting it, along with a crapload of other stuff on my site. So if you want it, just take a look.

And Griffin, if you don't like them, why did you even post in this thread?[/QUOTE]
i tried your site, and the site didnt work on my computer :upset: , so for now im songless, and i looked for the ep on ebay, and i couldnt find it

nerevs9
August 24th 2004



4 Comments


Would anybody be willing to sell a burned copy of "The Holiday EP"? I'm a huge Brand New fan, but don't have Kazaa or anything and have no way to hear these songs.

[email]nerevs9@yahoo.com[/email]

nerevs9
August 24th 2004



4 Comments


Wow, thanks so much.

My AIM is jimmymccumber9 (just my name, i know its boring)

br3ad_man
Emeritus
August 25th 2004



2125 Comments


could you send it to me over MSN? My email is [email]hartwig_andrew@hotmail.com[/email]

nerevs9
August 26th 2004



4 Comments


Does that work? Can you send songs by e-mail?

PAID2makeGIRLSpanic
August 26th 2004



19 Comments


i have this cd, along with the shirt that says "I liked Brand New before you knew how to wipe your own ass"

lcolormegrayl
August 28th 2004



2 Comments


um me too, i hope its not too late
my aim: LcolormegrayL
e-mail: [email]LcolormegrayL@yahoo.com[/email]

icedopethblind
August 29th 2004



6 Comments


id liek to get this too if possible...

my AIM name is IcedOpethBlind51

thx to anyone generous enough to send it....I'll reply onc eive gotten it on what i think of it....but for now ill have to wait unitl someone is cool enough to send it....

icedopethblind
August 29th 2004



6 Comments


oops.... email is...

[email]bigunit5_2000@yahoo.com[/email]

Pappageo
September 1st 2004



1 Comments


If any one has this that is willing to trade me some songs over the good ol' AIM i am dying to hear it. I would be willing to trade like 9 billion songs for the 5 on the ep.

My screen name is: NickPappageorgs



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