It’s been six years since alt-rockers, Brand New, released their fourth studio album, Daisy, making this past Wednesday an unusually special day for fans of the band. On April 8th during a show at Denver’s Filmore Auditorium, the band debuted their first new song since 2009. The song, titled “Don’t Feel Anything,” was performed without an introduction and was only later confirmed as the track’s title, through a setlist that got left behind. Fans of the band have been anxiously awaiting new music for years, especially after the band left a message on their official website almost a year ago stating, “A lot has gone on the last few weeks. Some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building.”
Since the concert, the band have deleted all of their Instagram posts replacing them with a recent band photograph, a concert pic, and a photo of the mysterious lyric booklet for their 2006 album, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me. The band had originally promised that for a dollar, they would send a lyric booklet out to whoever wished, yet until now, no one had seen proof that they even existed. Fans who have recently received the booklet have already taken to their social media accounts to upload not only pictures of the long awaited booklets, but also their excitement over them. The booklets also contain a flyer that may serve as confirmation for the upcoming release of their 2005 demos, which fans have awaited so eagerly.
When the band may be releasing their fifth studio album is still unknown, according to their website they are currently in the studio, but after their surprise performance of “Don’t Feel Anything,” fans can rest assured that new music is on the way. Brand New have at least twenty tour dates scheduled throughout North America running through August, including Lollapalooza, Coachella, and the Bunbury Music Festival, which boasts performances by not only Brand New but Snoop Dogg, Twenty One Pilots, Shakey Graves, and The Front Bottoms, among others. Circa Survive will be joining them for several of the dates, as will Manchester Orchestra. Built To Spill, Desaparecidos, Kevin Devine, and Basement are also set to join the Long Island natives. Aside from the North American dates, the band will also be performing a handful of shows in Germany, Austria, Spain, and France.
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