Original Story (8/15): This is not a drill: Brand New are no longer calling it quits. In fact, the band have announced a new (and long-waited) album with barely any details because that's just how they roll:
“LP5, available to preorder on very limited vinyl,” Brand New tweeted along with a link (click here for that). As of now, there is no album name, release date, tracklist or any other key details. But the news that the band will be dropping new music soon is all the excitement we need—especially because there was confusion about the guys disbanding.
Brand New's upcoming fifth album will come after 2009's Daisy. In May 2016, they dropped their latest single "I Am a Nightmare." Just a month later reports popped up that the band was going to call it quits in 2018 due to new photos of their merchandise. Frontman Jesse Lacey then put those rumors to rest, telling a Vancouver crowd: "...Music anymore, so blame Spotify. That's not true. We're not breaking up. We're just not going to play for anyone else anymore, we're just going to play for ourselves. Thanks very much for being here."
The band later embarked on a tour last fall with opening acts Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball before apologizing to fans that their next album will not arrive in 2016. But now we officially have new music to look forward to, as well as a string of headlining shows beginning in September.
Next, watch fellow rock band The Used reflect on how the music industry has changed 15 years later: