Brand New's fifth studio album has become the Detox or Chinese Democracy of alternative/emo rock. OK, not exactly: The band's last LP, Daisy, came out in 2009. But the rabid devotion of their fan base coupled with the general lack of information about new material has led to a breaking point: WE CAN'T WAIT MUCH LONGER. Good news: The quartet's record label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, included a Brand New release on their cryptic 2016 rundown, Alternative Press reports.
The list, available here, includes a listing for "Procrastinate! confirmed record releases for year 2016," with an entry that reads "Brand New (band/unconfirmed format)." This, coupled with recent comments from singer-guitarist Jesse Lacey, suggests the band is still mulling whether to release an full LP or shorter EP. (Come on, dudes. It's been seven years. We'll take the full album.)
Brand New delighted fans in April 2015 by releasing the raucous "Mene," their first new track since Daisy. But Lacey broke our hearts in October by telling the crowd at a Nashville gig that "this isn't going to last much longer."
Looks like the band will be around at least through 2016. In addition to the new release, they're teaming up with Modest Mouse for a co-headlining tour that kicks off in late June.