Although new material has been teased by the Long Island emo rockers over the last coming months, Brand New have broken the hearts of many by saying that there will not be an album release this year. The new full-length album has been in the workings since 2011, it would have been their first full-length album release since ‘Daisy’ back in 2009.
“To whom it may concern,
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.
However, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘The Devil & God are Raging Inside Me’, they are to perform the album in full on their upcoming US tour with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms.
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”
Brand New are set to play the UK at the end of the year with Scottish born band Biffy Clyro, supporting them on their ‘Ellipses’ tour.