Sunday, January 29, 2006

Brand New Demos

UPDATE: I have received many e-mails from Brand New fans wanting the rest of the demo album, so i have added the four previously unavailable tracks to the listing at the bottom. Thanks for the feedback, and enjoy the 4 extra tracks. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that Brand New demos were afloat somewhere on the internet off of Hate Something Beautiful. It took me a while but I managed to find them off of a torrent search engine (which seem to be the source of basically anything these days). After two succesful releases off of Triple Crown Records, it was exciting to finally catch a glimpse of what would be released by the band off of major-label Interscope Records, hopefully this year. Now it hurts me to write anything the least bit negative about this band, but I'm going to go ahead and say that these demos have lowered my expectations to the follow-up of 2003's Deja Entendu. I may be being too critical, considering these are only demos, but I can safely say that you won't be finding memorable tracks such as "Sic Transit Gloria" or "Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't." I'm not going to make any big judgements on the lyrics considering I don't have them in written form, but nothing has stood out to me, yet. One thing is for certain though: Brand New has managed to shake off the emo-tag that had remained with them throughout Your Favorite Weapon and Deja Entendu. I can't choose one song that would be the new album's "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" (Deja's one track that reminds me of YFW). The demos seem to include a lot more acoustic guitars than any of Brand New's previous releases. Whether these two things are good is up to you. I don't know whether these demos make up the entire album, or whether all these tracks will be used at all. Hopefully there are still some great tracks we have yet to see. But by no means will this album be bad. It's just hard to follow up to Deja Entendu, one of my favorite albums of all time. But it's great to finally hear something from the band, who seem to have been locked up in the studio for quite some time now. Regardless of my opinion of the demos, expect some great things from Brand New in the future, but don't expect another Deja Entendu. Here are five demo tracks off of this album. Tracks 2, 5, and 9 are my personal favorites, while tracks 4 and 7 show the new direction that Brand New is heading. Brand New - Untitled Track 2 Brand New - Untitled Track 4 Brand New - Untitled Track 5 Brand New - Untitled Track 7 Brand New - Untitled Track 9 Here are the other four tracks that many of you requested: Brand New - Untitled Track 1 Brand New - Untitled Track 3 Brand New - Untitled Track 6 Brand New - Untitled Track 8 (Note: If any of you Interscope bounty hunters out there would like these songs removed, just email us and we'll kindly do so) -Adrian

21 comments:

Memphis Saltos said...

Interscope bounty hunters: Never would have heard of this band otherwise...

sar said...

FINALLY. it's like after their tour with dashboard, both bands decided to die for a while.

all-time favorite brand new song[s], still: Seventy Times 7; Soco Amaretto Lime [the mirrored lyrics have nothing to do with it.] :)

sabrina said...

yesss they're back, i love them. i like seeing their evolving style, can't wait for this album!

carl said...

brand new will never let us down. dont believe the negative comments about it. every track is wonderful.

Kaelee said...

wow u couldnt have made me happier. i was searching for ANY information on this album and then i like...find it. thank u!!! u essentially made my...life.

Matt said...

from what i've heard, none of these demos will make their upcoming album.

Anonymous said...

Expect a good cd, I did some research and these song's were actually put out by the band as song's that will not appear on the album.

Anonymous said...

I heard that none of these demos will be on the new album. So it's safe to assume that these aren't even close to being the best tracks on the album. Which in itself is amazing because these demos are pretty amazing, and to think they're shitty compared to the rest is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, they sound way too much like The Smiths. I hope there's more stuff though.

Anonymous said...

just so you all know, brand new has been recording for an Entire Year before they even started making the record. i think in all jesse said they had like 72 demo's. also i believe that these demo's were released on purpose, and jesse himself said that the only one that was probably going on the record was demo number 8, which has changed alot since that recording. anyways. the new brand new album will be... More amazing than any of us can imagine. i promise you.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING

Anonymous said...

Well, yes, these new songs do point to an entirely defferent direction for Brand New, but this is exactly what they wanted. In an interview with Brand New, they were talking about the differences in Deja and YFW, and how they wanted it that way because change is good. Staying the same sort of band all the way through is never good, because while they're new songs, they're essentially the same thing. I can't wait for this new CD. I'm sure it'll kick ass, and I love all the new demos.

Anonymous said...

from what i've read, i think track 6 and 8 are on the album, but hopefully brand new polished them up.i personally like about half of the demo, i'm ok with the fact that they sound a bit like The Smiths and i think we have to wait till around October,from what i've read...

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Anonymous said...

so fair known to be on the album is demo 6, 7 and 8. also a track called Take Apart Your Head which you guys can listen to hear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfNdUgsxKvg&search=take%20apart%20your%20head

Anonymous said...

thanks for that "take apart your head" link. that is going to sound awesome. i think the new album may be a little harder than these demos lead us to believe after hearing the live versions of "take apart your head and untitled #8. I cant wait though, its going to be awesome!!

Anonymous said...

you are my favorite person ever. I didn't have some of these

Anonymous said...

can anyone point me to the eighth track. all the others kick ass and i really wanna hear them all

Anonymous said...

Thank you I really love the second one but i have been looking since july seriously.

If I could Id kiss you all. ;)

you'llprobabllyblowthisoff said...

WHoever wrote this post...you sound like an idiot. of course there are alot of acoustic guitars. THEY'RE DEMOS.

Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble getting Untitled08 to work but the rest work fine. If you could please try to work on that. thanks...