By Ryan Asselin
Having not released any new music since 2009’s Daisy, Brand New recently announced a new worldwide tour with four U.S. stops at the end of it, including one in Clifton Park, merely 20 minutes from Union, on Sept. 18.
Within an hour of tickets going on sale for the Clifton Park show at Upstate Concert Hall, Brand New had completely sold out.
Always changing with age, Brand New’s first album, Your Favorite Weapon (2001), is more based in garage rock than their latest, edgier album. The band followed their debut with Deja Entendu (2003) and The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me (2006) before releasing their most recent work four years ago.
Daisy is certainly far more contained and sad than previous albums. The band is full of true musicians who are able to play all types of music exceptionally well, nicely demonstrated on all four of Brand New’s studio albums.
Do the new tour dates mean that new music is on the way from Brand New? If so, how will it sound?
The band, always a wildcard in most aspects, remains silent about the potential for new music before the tour, but the possibility of a forthcoming project seems greater than ever.
Daisy peaked at number six on the Billboard 200. The amount of time between recordings, if a new record is actually on the way, could actually prove to be a blessing in disguise.
The music community wants more Brand New, quietly anticipating the next step in the long chronological history of a band that ages perfectly with its fan base and music.