The Brand New news keeps on trickling in little by little. Last week, the band’s record label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, all but confirmed the official release of the band’s highly-anticipated new album. That post from the label came a week after the band unleashed their latest single, “I Am a Nightmare” to an unsuspecting public. Now, it looks like the “inevitable breakup” that frontman Jesse Lacey spoke about in 2015 has gotten a time frame.
On Thursday (June 2), the band sneakily uploaded several new shirts onto their website. The new shirts all contain the band’s name as well as “2000-2018.” For fans of the band, seeing the 2000 is common sense since it’s the year the Long Island-based band was formed. The 2018, on the other hand, is probably the year that they did not want to come; the year the band call it a day. But while it seems heartbreaking and earth-shattering to longtime fans of the band, it’s a good time to point out that we are only halfway through 2016, meaning there is still a total of 18 months until then. Check out one of the new shirts below while the rest can be seen on their website here.
While there does seem to be an expiration dates for Brand New, everyone should just enjoy the fact that there is a new album in the near future while their summer tour with Modest Mouse which will officially kick off on Saturday, June 4, at Union Hall in Edmonton, AB. Tonight, Brand New will perform at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC.