Brand New delay album, reconfirm dissolution

2016-09-26 by SweeneyTodd | 71 Comments
American rock band Brand New have released an "apology letter" detailing the delay of their (final?) studio album, and confirm they will be breaking up. The band have said they have a collection of songs that could be their final album, but as it stands, they are not yet content enough to release it as it is.

They confirm there will be no new album this year (2016), and that their next album is likely to be their last.

You can read the official letter from the band here:

http://www.facebook.com/BrandNew/photos/a.477080448022.272452.25440763022/10154601403848023/?type=3&theater

Here's the letter in full, you lazy twatskis:

First, an apology. At some point previous, we, Brand New, admitted our plans to release a record this year. These plans were authentic, but we are changing them. While there exists a collection of songs that, right now, some would call fit to be an album, to us it is not complete enough, refined enough, or edited thoroughly enough to be something we would call finished or essential. Brand New will not release a record in 2016.

Secondly, we have been reminded that this fall will mark the tenth year since the release of our third album, The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me. It is an important record and piece of work to us, and one that ten years later we still use as a measuring post with which we compare the music we make now. So we have decided that on the upcoming fall tour, which begins on October 13, we will be performing the record, each night, in its entirety. It will be included within a larger set of songs, and will not exclude us playing music from other albums, or new music, nightly.

What’s left should be a strange demise, but hopefully one as loud and as fun as the rest of our time together has been. All are invited. Please send flowers.

Sincerely,

Brand New

Tagged: Brand New

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SweeneyTodd
September 26th 2016
1530 Comments


Genuinely sad about this, hopefully they go out with a bang

Digging: Porches. - The House

Tunaboy45
September 26th 2016
16041 Comments


looooooooooooool

boolin
September 26th 2016
188 Comments


lol its gonna be really bad

ashcrash9
September 26th 2016
2880 Comments


I've already waited 7 years, what's one more?
"hopefully they go out with a bang" [2]

calmrose
September 26th 2016
2431 Comments


love Brand New but not really bummed about this, new songs have been disappointing and Daisy is the perfect album to go out on in my opinion, Noro is the perfect swan song

Digging: Locktender - Friedrich

ashcrash9
September 26th 2016
2880 Comments


also shame on whoever submitted this article for not mentioning the awesome news that they'll be playing TDAGARIM in its entirety on this fall's tour

SnakeDelilah
September 26th 2016
20141 Comments


delete this band

Digging: Jeff Rosenstock - POST-

Malcontent
September 26th 2016
55 Comments


This is the most Brand New thing to ever happen

Jom
Staff Reviewer
September 26th 2016
3036 Comments


>> also shame on whoever submitted this article for not mentioning the awesome news that they'll be playing TDAGARIM in its entirety on this fall's tour

because clicking the link and reading the letter is v. difficult

Spec
September 26th 2016
34880 Comments


these guys need to have some beers and chill out a little

SweeneyTodd
September 26th 2016
1530 Comments


ashcrash9 I did mention it but for whatever reason it's been edited out, and the title I gave the article has been altered too

jtenders
September 26th 2016
116 Comments


How fucking long are they gonna make us wait jfc

ashcrash9
September 26th 2016
2880 Comments


"because clicking the link and reading the letter is v. difficult"
obviously it's not, but it seems odd to edit that piece of redeeming good news out of an otherwise disappointing statement. I can understand simplifying the headline though.
W/e man, executive decisions are yours, I just don't see why the full overview of the statement couldn't be posted.

EDIT: alright, thanks
really no need to be a dick about it

UpwardSpiral
September 26th 2016
833 Comments


Luckily, I already saw TDAG live, the songs that matter anyway.

LoLifant
September 26th 2016
1297 Comments


Kinda happy with this decision. New songs so far have been underwhelming, hope they rework the stuff and present us something nice as goodbye.

OwMySnauze
September 26th 2016
1684 Comments


Band sucks and is the definition of pretentious.

Snide
September 26th 2016
7050 Comments


Inb4 one million comments

Scoot
September 26th 2016
18790 Comments


what a bunch of fucking assclowns

they're no better than tool

LotusFlower
September 26th 2016
12002 Comments


how is brand new pretentious lol.

eliminatorjunior
September 26th 2016
108 Comments


Cool with the delay

What the fuck I'll never see Not the Sun, Arrows, Bangkok, Handcuffs, or Untitled live

elliootsmeuth
September 26th 2016
3399 Comments


Now I really regret not getting tickets for this tour. Fuck, if I knew that they'd be playing TDAG in its entirety ahead time, I would do anything humanly possible to get the tickets when they were announced.

Shemson
September 26th 2016
1332 Comments


I saw them in London last year and they played pretty much all of TDAG anyway. It would've been cool to see them play handcuffs I guess as its a personal favourite but I got all the prime cuts.

SweeneyTodd
September 26th 2016
1530 Comments


Tickets for the UK leg are super expensive, and I'd have to sit through Biffy Clyro, and only the shittiest of seats are left. Still, seeing DGD in November

Shemson
September 26th 2016
1332 Comments


Huh crazy! I saw them at Alexandra Palace last year so it was all standing and it was reasonably priced and it was their only UK show of the year I'm pretty sure too!

Shemson
September 26th 2016
1332 Comments


Ohhhhh they're supporting Biffy nm

Futures
September 26th 2016
9983 Comments


good make the album as good as it can be i can wait.

elliootsmeuth
September 26th 2016
3399 Comments


[2]

calgarydude12
September 26th 2016
260 Comments


"This is the most Brand New thing to happen" [x10000]

SowingSeason
Moderator
September 26th 2016
25429 Comments


What the shitting fuck

Digging: Camila Cabello - Camila

JigglyPDiddy
September 26th 2016
3239 Comments


Fuck them soooo hard. My love/hate relationship with these guys continues.

ZippaThaRippa
September 26th 2016
10359 Comments


I grew old in the time it has taken them to NOT release another album

Storm In A Teacup
September 26th 2016
22470 Comments


damn another year waiting on Chinese Democracy

Crymsonblaze
September 26th 2016
8231 Comments


i'm perfectly fine with the delay if it'll make the album better

Feather
September 26th 2016
4032 Comments


Yawn, this has gotten so old

Crymsonblaze
September 26th 2016
8231 Comments


don't fall asleep now

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
September 26th 2016
17114 Comments


[3] This makeshift playlist can be made by anyone with all their unreleased songs. This order flows well and can work as a 5th full album: 1. Good Man, 2. 1996, 3. I Am A Nightmare, 4. Brother's Song, 5. Missing You, 6. Mene, 7. Sealed To Me (some great live versions available on YT to pull from), 8. Nobody Moves, 9. Battalions, 10. Out of Range, 11. Fork and Knife

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
September 26th 2016
6264 Comments


"Band sucks and is the definition of pretentious."

Nah b. Nah.

LotusFlower
September 26th 2016
12002 Comments


delaying albums to ensure quality is pretentious fun little tidbit.

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
September 26th 2016
6264 Comments


Would love to hear that logic applied to other forms of media. "Delayed the game to smooth out bugs? Pssshhh. Pretentious fucks."

timebetweentrains
September 26th 2016
88 Comments


"these guys need to have some beers and chill out a little" (2)

have always loved their music, but i think they take themselves way too seriously

super bummed i'll miss seeing them stateside, fingers crossed they come to japan

also, the reworked 1996 track is sooooo good

chug73
September 26th 2016
3195 Comments


Lol at thinking this would come out this year. Not a chance guys.

Eons
September 26th 2016
1115 Comments


This is for the best. Album was shaping up to be a hodge-podge of conflicting musical styles.

andrianoc
September 26th 2016
141 Comments


It's because Brand New is washed up and irrelevant. They're never going to be able to make good music again

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 26th 2016
39655 Comments


this is pretty funny. gonna try out that playlist Talons posted tho

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 26th 2016
39655 Comments


I actually kind of like I Am A Nightmare in this playlist, and Sealed to Me was/is? gonna be the best song on this new album by a fucking mile. Mene still sucks but I might keep this order it's a good jam

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
September 26th 2016
17114 Comments


Yeah it's a nice playlist to keep all their songs in one place that aren't from the four studio albums.

Sealed to Me>Mene>I am a Nightmare. All the singles work better in an album setting like this imo

grannypantys
September 26th 2016
1771 Comments


"they are not yet content enough to release it as it is."

TFW you realize their next album will include ska and reggae.

grannypantys
September 26th 2016
1771 Comments


also i've never seen them play limousine before so i guess it's good they're gonna play the whole album

Labeasy
September 27th 2016
75 Comments


Super exited to hear they will play all of The Devil and God. Anyone else going to the Rochester show on the 13th?

24gadjet
September 27th 2016
265 Comments


hoping when its finally released it will have that modest mouse vibe that Out of Range had, also come to Australia daaaaawgs

chug73
September 27th 2016
3195 Comments


They close with you won't know anyway so I'm good. I'll just keep waiting for them to come back to Aus

MH18
September 27th 2016
375 Comments


TDAGARIM tour sounds epic though. But ofcourse they're not coming to Europe (except for UK) -.-

Eldar777
September 27th 2016
148 Comments


i have only one question: how does this letter confirm their break up? Only this 'What’s left should be a strange demise' line?

SweeneyTodd
September 27th 2016
1530 Comments


I don't see why ya'll are getting pissed at them for wanting to ensure this last album is gonna be a good as it can be, would you rather they released some rushed half assed last money grab before fucking off to Bangkok?

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2016
39655 Comments


Because they're probably gonna over-polish it and make it bad

Storm In A Teacup
September 27th 2016
22470 Comments


ego soother

SweeneyTodd
September 27th 2016
1530 Comments


"Because they're probably gonna over-polish it and make it bad"

This is Brand New we're talking about

juiceviaorange
September 27th 2016
576 Comments


Yeah, i'm afraid they can finally kiss my ass - just be a normal band and either release music with some consistency or don't detail every one of your lazy ass whims

Digging: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

TedSchmosby
September 27th 2016
766 Comments


so the most exciting thing they'll have done all year is play not the sun live

onionbubs
September 27th 2016
7323 Comments


Well if it means the album will be better than a slew of re recorded demos from a decade ago and interpol b sides, than okay

Digging: AFI - Burials

TheGomesAreDead
September 27th 2016
1 Comments


2000-2018... They will literally be 18 forever.

ShaquilleONeal
September 27th 2016
255 Comments


People are not calling them pretentious because they delayed their album. People call them pretentious because everything they have been saying for the past 2 years has reeked of self importance and pretentiousness.

Seriously, Brand New has been making Radiohead look humble lately.

user
September 27th 2016
1517 Comments


radiohead is pretty humble

anarchistfish
September 27th 2016
26153 Comments


hopefully they'll tour the UK

EvoHavok
September 27th 2016
7380 Comments


Well, it's been a good run. The TDAG show sounds really cool for those able to attend it.

juiceviaorange
September 27th 2016
576 Comments


Yeah, TDAG is my favorite album ever still - but I've seen all of those songs live. Sure, they'll be great in the album's original sequence but who fucking cares - just release a new EP or something. I'm with the people crying pretentious and self-important

Realm
September 27th 2016
2354 Comments


They should delay it forever. This band is dicks.

Relinquished
September 27th 2016
36929 Comments


sucky post ire

chug73
September 28th 2016
3195 Comments


Band is gr8. You're dix brah

coma2rium
August 24th 2017
63 Comments


the salt in this thread makes sci fi that much sweeter

juiceviaorange
August 31st 2017
576 Comments


Haha seconded - I came back here just to juxtapose the saltiness. Found my own salty post just a few up in fact



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