I wrote a little review of the forthcoming album from Brand New for The Boston Phoenix. It can be hard to write reviews in just 250 words or less, and Brand New’s album is no exception to that: I spent a large part of the time merely outlining the band’s history and why I felt like it was important to discuss the band because, in many ways, I felt like I’m defending a certain taste. Among many of my peers, Brand New were the band they may have enjoyed hearing when “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” hit the radiowaves and something they eventually dropped for “indie” or whatever new thing they grew to enjoy. And that’s ok, but they certainly missed out on The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me and it would be a shame for folks to continue to hold a band that’s continually evolving to a single from 03-04. Especially if they’d like their new stuff… But, that’s all an aside. Hopefully, the review does the trick.
You can check out my thoughts on Daisy over at The Phoenix website.