Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Updates from Brand New

I think it's only fitting that the 100th post on this blog be about one of my favorite bands of all time: Brand New. Happy 100, and here's to one hundred more.


It's been awhile since they've updated the website or played a show, and yesterday (as a member of their "Street Team") I received a nice e-mail from their drummer, Brian Lane, with a little bit of a status update on the band. They've apparently been recording for quite some time now, and he hinted at an album release sometime in the next year, as well as some shows.

Here's the e-mail, in its entirety:

Dear Friends,
The combination of the holidays and the inclement weather has set a bit of nostalgia upon me. Remember when we used to give you updates more often?
It has come to my attention that Brand New has basically been off tour for almost a year now. So here is your annual festive goings on:
We have all been in the studio on and off since about March. The convenience of recording around the corner has been great, but sometimes a little too comfortable setting. During 2008, we have rounded up some some pre-pro, some real-pro,and some semi-pro material. There are about 15 songs for us to play around with and it seems as though things are winding down and in the final stages.
We cannot exactly tell you when this record will be done, but we can tell you that the new year will bring a bit more excitement from our side of things. We are fully aware of how long we were gone last time, and are not planning on staying home much longer.
Perhaps when it gets a bit warmer out…we will begin to introduce a new website that will bring you endless amounts of entertaining information. We have also talked about playing some new music together.Outside of the dungeon. Which means maybe….…YOU will be able to listen to some of our new music also. maybe.
Until then, we wanted to let everyone know that we are alive and well. Still writing, recording, and frustrated with the lack of blood in mortal kombat vs. dc.
Thank you all for coming to the random Brand New shows scattered throughout the year, as well as Jesse’s shows. Any support for Brand New is appreciated, and we are all forever thankful.
More to come in the new year. Have a safe and happy rest of 2008, and hope to see everyone soon!
I will leave you…with this picture of garrett and his new ride at the studio.
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