The American band, Brand New was formed back in the year 2000 in Levittown, New York, USA. As many bands like them, the members of Brand New have previous musical experience and have come from other previous groups including The Rookie Lot and the band known as Taking Back Sunday. Currently the band members include Jesse Lacey as lead vocalist, rhythm guitar and lyricist, Vincent Accardi as lead guitarist, lyricist and background vocalist, Garrett Tierney as bass guitarist, Derrick Sherman as keyboardist, background vocalist and rhythm guitarist, and Brian Lane as the drummer. Benjamin Homola has also appeared as the drum tech for select song pieces including Millstone, Degausser, Welcome to Bangkok, Limousine, and Tautou.
Brand New has 3 studio albums released to date: Your Favourite Weapon (2001),The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2006), and Deja Entendu (2003). The release of Your Favourite Weapon gave Brand New the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public with a mix of already recorded songs as well as some new ones. With this album they were able to tour nationally and internationally, supporting other musical groups such as Taking Back Sunday, Less Than Jake, Glassjaw, Incubus and Finch.
Deja Entendu was the 2nd release for Brand New in June of 2003, and with it came an entirely different sound with songs that were more polished and a slower, deeper style entirely. The name Deja Entendu is French, and was inspired by an episode of the television game show Jeopardy. Certified as Gold in the United States, Deja Entendu was also listed as number 5 of a Top 10 album list by the New York Times music critic, Kelefa Sanneh.
The 3rd studio release for Brand New, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me was produced by Mike Sapone who also had a hand in their debut album, Your Favorite Weapon. During the time of production, 9 of the demos for this 3rd studio album were leaked out and hit the Internet, all without titles or of known origin. The title of this album is known to have been taken from a conversation Lacey had with a friend regarding a musician, Daniel Johnston that suffers from a bipolar disorder. One of the previously leaked untitled tracks, known as ‘Untitled 07’, has been renamed as Fork and Knife and stands as an Internet download only without a physical release as a single.
With an upcoming 4th album studio release, and a growing number of loyal fans, the popularity of the band and affiliated merchandise continues to grow and develop. With previous appearances showcasing upcoming tracks for the new album, Brand New has given fans what they are looking for in their next musical works.
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