Friday, 21 June 2013

Brand New

Huge thanks to Justin for requesting this band, who just happen to be the perfect band to do this blog's 100th post on. So, without further ado, I give you the best band ever, Brand New. Thanks to Shadman and Nick for helping out with this post as well.

Brand New are from Long Island, New York, and formed in 2000. This band had its roots in another band called The Rookie Lot, which three Long Island kids named Jesse Lacey, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane were in, along with two other members (who ended up joining Crime In Stereo and The Movielife respectively). The three remaining members, along with the addition of Vin Accardi (formerly of One Last Goodbye), got together to form a new band. Voila, Brand New. After a few demos, they put out their debut in 2001 on Triple Crown Records. At this time, they were writing catchy pop punk songs full of adolescent bitterness (in the best way possible). Their next release, Deja Entendu, displayed them maturing as a band and reaching a much larger audience. They signed to a major (Interscope) to release their third album, though took a break shortly after their signing. They also added another guitarist, Derrick Sherman, to their line-up in 2005. Eventually, 9 songs intended for their upcoming album were leaked, and a whole lot of shit went down. Finally, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me was released in 2006, with a sound quite different from their previous albums. This is their most well-known and loved work, and has practically solidified its place as being a "classic" already (though the same could be said about the entire band). After another three years of touring/hiding, they released Daisy, which was darker, heavier, and more rhythm-oriented than their previous material (basically, they change a lot between albums). They're currently unsigned, though rumors about a new album have been rampant for years, and are continuing their touring/hiding cycle. There's my brief bio of the band. I don't actually know what to say about them, I mean, everybody knows and loves them, right? Here's a whole bunch of stuff by the widely influential legends themselves, enjoy, as I'm sure you will. Also, if anybody has anymore stuff by them that's not included here, feel free to send it to me and I'll add it.

1. Escape From Levittown
2. Years' Last Snowfall
3. Debbie Stokes
4. Leaving Verona
5. Theme Song Of The Night Flyers

1. The Rookie Lot - Anime
2. The Rookie Lot - Museums
3. Yearly - Town House
4. Yearly - Pushing Chuck

1. Jude Law And A Semester Abroad (Acoustic)
2.  Logan To The Government Center (Demo)
3. The Shower Scene (Demo)
4. Secondary (For The Worse)

1. The Shower Scene
2. Jude Law And A Semester Abroad
3. Sudden Death In Carolina
4. Mix Tape
5. Failure By Design
6. Last Chance To Lose Your Car Keys
7. Logan To Government Center
8. The No Seatbelt Song
9. Seventy Times 7
10. Secondary
11. Magazines
12. Soco Amaretto Line
13. Jude Law And A Semester Abroad (2000 Demo)
14. Secondary (2000 Demo)
15. Logan To Government Center (2000 Demo)
16. The Shower Scene (2000 Demo)
17. Logan To Government Center (2000 Throwaway Demo)
18. Last Chance To Lose Your Keys (2000 Throwaway Demo)
19. Magazines (2000 Throwaway Demo)

Note: This is the 2011 reissue version. The first 12 songs are YFW, and the rest are from their second demo in 2000, and another demo I don't really know much about

1. Brand New - Moshi Moshi
2. Brand New - Am I Wrong (Love Spit Love cover)
3. Safety In Numbers - No Use
4. Safety In Numbers - Faithfully (Journey cover)

1. Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades
2. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis
3. Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
4. Jaws Theme Swimming
5. Okay, I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't
6. I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light
7. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
8. Untitled Instrumental 1
9. Untitled Instrumental 2
10. Guernica (instr)
11. Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades (Organ Version)

1. Tautou
2. Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades
3. I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light
4. Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
5. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
6. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
7. Jaws Theme Swimming
8. Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis
9. Guernica
10. Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die
11. Play Crack The Sky

1. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (Acoustic)
2. Logan To Government Center (Demo)
3. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (Acoustic)
4. Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die (Demo)
5. Oh Holy Night

1. Untitled 01 (Good Man)
2. Untitled 02 (Morrissey)
3. Untitled 03 (Brothers/aloC-acoC)
4. Untitled 04
5. Untitled 05 (Cleanser/Nobody Moves)
6. Untitled 06 (Mamas/Luca (Reprise))
7. Untitled 07 ((Fork And Knife))
8. Untitled 08 (Sowing Season (Yeah))
9. Untitled 09 (The Edge Takes Over For Vin)

1. Sowing Season (Yeah)
2. Millstone
3. Jesus Christ
4. Degausser
5. Limousine (MS Rebridge)
6. You Won't Know
7. Welcome To Bangkok
8. Not The Sun
9. Luca
10. Untitled
11. The Archers Bows Have Broken
12. Handcuffs
13. Luca (Reprise) (Bonus Track)

1. Jesus
2. Millstone (Alternative Version)
3. Brothers

1. Sowing Season (Yeah)
2. aloC-acoC

1. (Fork And Knife)

1. Sowing Season
2. Bought A Bride
3. Jesus
4. At the Bottom
5. Bed

1. Vices
2. Bed
3. At The Bottom
4. Gasoline
5. You Stole
6. Be Gone
7. Sink
8. Bought A Bride
9. Daisy
10. In A Jar
11. Noro

1. Mene

1. Good Man
2. 1996
3. Brother's Song
4. Missing You
5. Nobody Moves
6. Luca
7. Fork And Knife
8. Sowing Season (Yeah)
9. Battalions

1. I Am A Nightmare

1. Brother's Song
2. Missing You
3. 1996
4. Brother's Song (2006 Demo)
5. Missing You (2006 Demo)
6. 1996 (2006 Demo)

Detroit Has A Skyline
Me Vs Maradona Vs Elvis (Acoustic)
Oh Comely (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (Morrissey cover)
Upward Over the Mountain (Iron and Wine cover)
Car (Built To Spill cover)
Jude Law And A Semester Abroad (Session)
Moshi Moshi (Acoustic)
Flying at Tree Level (Version 1.0)
Soco Amaretto Lime (Moleman Remix)
Fuck And Run (Liz Phair cover)
...My Nine Rides Shotgun
Accident Prone (Jawbreaker Cover)
Web In Front (Archers of Loaf cover)

1. Out Of Range

Note: This song was recorded in 2010, but only recently leaked.  It has no official release, and no plans to be at this point in time. There seems to still be some debate as to whether this is a "Brand New" song or not. Jesse and Vin are both definitely involved, and it certainly could pass for a Brand New song post-Daisy. I guess what I'm saying is that this song involves members of Brand New, but may not have been intended for that project specifically. Regardless, this song is great. 2016 Update: It was released as a b-side to the 7" version of "Mene"


  1. these demos are really good thanks for posting them you should put up old death cab and taking back sunday

    1. I like this guy. ^^^^

  2. Do you think you could put up Kevin Devine??

  3. Thank you! I've bought all their albums but I wanted their complete discography so thank you very much. :)

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  7. Thank you so much! Been looking for their B-Sides forever!

  8. This is an amazing collection. I think you may be missing the "Trailer Trash" Modest Mouse cover, but still the best I've ever seen.

    1. I'm pretty sure that Jesse covered that by himself live. Like, not with the rest of the band, so technically it isn't Brand New. That's also why the acoustic performance of Limousine (which is amazing btw) isn't on here

    2. they have covered trailer trash as a full band. i can only specifically cite one time - dewey beach, MD circa 2003 ... but I believe it has happened several times.

    3. Is there a high quality version of the trailer trash cover anywhere for download?

  9. i've been looking for the rookie lot for years! thank you you awesome human being(s)

  10. Thanks! Awesome demos I've never heard before!!!

  11. I have the FoYD demos, if anoyone's interested

  12. Oh my god this is amazing. Some of this stuff I have been looking for for ages.

    And I agree. The best band ever.

  13. Thanks so much for this! The link for Daisy doesn't seem to work however now. :c

  14. Two of these guys were my brother's roomies at Purchase College, around when they were the Rookie Lot. Amazes me how big they got later.

  15. This is amazing - thank you!

  16. wow thank you so much really appreciate this!

  17. new demos RE RECORDED is out now! please post asap!

  18. DEMOS REWORKED ep would be awesome!

  19. Can you add the reworked demos

  20. On top of the 3 Demos Reworked, they released a vinyl version of the Mene single with Out of Range as a B-Side, just FYI.

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