Brand New Postpone November UK/Ireland Tour

Following the series of allegations that have come to light concerning the frontman Jesse Lacey of Brand New, the band have postponed their upcoming dates on their November UK and Ireland tour.

The band announced the decision for this via their Facebook account which can be read below.

It also follows the news that the supporting acts, Martha and Kevin Devine have pulled out of the run of shows following these allegations against Lacey.

The tour was in support of their latest record, ‘Science Fiction’ which was released in August via their own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors.

More news surrounding this as it develops, and if the band intend to reschedule said shows.



Brand New’s Frontman Issues Statement Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Brand New’s Jessie Lacey has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct that have surfaced over the last few days.

This is what he has posted.

“In an effort to address recent events and the public conversation currently happening, I feel it is important to make a clear and personal statement.

“The actions of my past have caused pain and harm to a number of people, and I want to say that I am absolutely sorry. I do not stand in defense of myself nor do I forgive myself. I was selfish, narcissistic, and insensitive in my past, and there are a number of people who have had to shoulder the burden of my failures. I apologize for the hurt I have caused, and hope to be able to take the correct actions to earn forgiveness and trust.

“Early on in my life, I developed a dependent and addictive relationship with sex. I was scared of it, ashamed, and unwilling or unable to admit it, and so it grew into a consistent and terrible problem. Years ago, after admitting my habits and cheating to my then soon to be wife, I began to approach my problem in a serious way. I entered professional treatment, both in group therapy and individual counseling, and revealed the realities of what a terrible place I had gotten to in my life, and what a terrible impact my actions had on people.

“Lust, sex, love, and arousal were coping tools for me, and I returned to them repeatedly. I detached my own feelings and emotions from most of my sexual interactions. I hid, or lied about my behavior to escape reproach. I was a habitual cheater. I have been unfaithful in many, if not most of my relationships, including the relationship with my wife, who has with all of her might, patience, and grace, tried to hold our marriage together, despite having to endure the pain of the revelations of my past. It is heart wrenching that the most important changes in my life have come at the expense of others.

“I am sorry for how I have hurt people, mistreated them, lied, and cheated. I am sorry for ignoring the way in which my position, status, and power as a member of a band affected the way people viewed me or their approach to their interactions with me. And I am sorry for how often I have not afforded women the respect, support, or honesty that they deserved, and which is their right. I believe in the equality and autonomy of all, but in my life I have been more of a detriment to these ideals than an advocate.

“I am working to shed all my narcissism and my self obsession, and to be better. In sobriety I have changed my life and my mind in real and important ways. I have also revealed the truth of my behaviors to myself and to others. I do not have words to express the patience and help my wife has offered me. I love my family with an intensity and realness that I have never felt before, and as a husband and a father I have been granted the opportunity to wake up each day with the intent to serve my family and the people around me, and to feel, for the first time that I have purpose.

“The fact remains that none of us get to put a wall up between who we are and who we were. I need to earn forgiveness. Concepts like repentance, compassion, and love, are made real through actions, and it’s through my actions that I need to prove change. I hope I can show humility, and that the pain I have caused people can heal. I am not above reproach, and no one should be.

Jesse Lacey”

Brand New All But Confirm They’ll End In 2018

Brand New have just about confirmed the end of the band in 2018.

In a fan-shot video, their vocalist Jesse Lacey has said they will be a band “for about 14 more months”.

Here’s the video.

Oh no! I guess if this is the case, then we’ll cherish whatever memories over the next year.

The band released their newest record, ‘Science Fiction earlier this year via Procrastinate! Music Traitors.

The band are also scheduled to play three shows up and down the UK next month.


16th – Dublin Olympia Theatre.

18th – London Brixton Academy

19th Glasgow Academy

Brand New Surprise Release 500 Copies Of New Album To Fans

A few days ago, Brand New revealed they’d be releasing their first new album in eight years and now they’ve done something quite strange,. The band has issued a limited amount of 500 copies out to fans.

The recipients of those CD’s are rumored to be their first 500 pre-orders for this upcoming record. It contained a number, detailing them out of 500, containing one track titled’44.5902N104.7146W’ which compromised of several tracks.

The record also featured a sheet of paper with a piece of cryptic text, ending with dialogue from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and contained this from the script.

“I am unsure what to do from moment to moment. My thoughts are scattered, always. When I see or hear recordings of myself being excited, I am embarraseed, and find myself false and unlikeable. I have realized over time that people close to me identify me as unreliable, and absent, and it is because in times when I am faced with a decision or responsibility that I am unable to shoulder, I isolate myself and ignore attempts at communication from others, instead of explaining my difficulties or asking for help. I am scared of implementing my ideas out of fear that in actuality they will not be perfect, and that they, and I, will subsequently receive harsh judgement. I have outbursts of rage and despair when I am alone. I am attepting to uncreate this reality. I am finding peace in commitment to others, and in hard work, and in the forgiveness that other people show me when they are faced with my faults. Where and when will I die? And then, what will I become? What are the strings that tie me to you, across unknown planes, made of? Or are there even strings? Or am I you? Are you, me?
e4 e5 – Nf3 Nc6 – Bb5 a6 – Ba4 Nf6 – Qe2 b5 – Bb3 Be7 – c3 0-0 – 0-0 d5 -exd5 Nxd5 -Nxe5 Nf4 Qe4 Nxe5 – Qxa8 Qd3 – Bd1 Bh3 14:
Anyways, queen takes pawn… okay?
Bishop takes knight’s pawn.
Huh, lovely move. Um… Rook to king one.
I’m sorry, Frank, I think you missed it. Queen to bishop 3, bishop takes queen, knight takes bishop. Mate.
Huh. Yeah, looks like you’re right. I resign.
Thank you for a very enjoyable game.
Yeah, thank you.
We love you again.”

Eager fans further investigated the coordinates from this track lead to the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.

Accompanied by a Shazam search, the album’s title was revealed, citing the title, ‘Science Fiction’ as well as the official artwork which can be seen below.


I have to say, this is a bit of ingenious leaking from the band themselves because they’re effectively getting the word for the album out there through social media.

Check out the tracklisting as well.

  1. Lit Me Up
  2.  Can’t Get It Out
  3. Waste
  4. Same Logic/Teeth
  5. Could Never Be Heaven
  6. 137
  7. Out Of Mana
  8. In The Water
  9. Desert
  10. No Control
  11. 451
  12. Batter Up

And here’s the link for the pre-order from Procrastinate! Music Traitors webstore.

Brand New Announce New Album

It seems a long time since Brand New brought out a new album, around eight years now. Now! That’s quite a while!

Although now, the band have announced they’re releasing their fifth album on a “very limited” vinyl this October.

Here’s the pre-order link.