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Brand New Hit Top Spot On Billboard 200

It’s one thing to successfully release an independent album after some time away from the scene. It’s another impressive feat entirely to achieve financial success and break records. Brand New have never been underachievers, though! The group released their latest record, Science Fiction, out of nowhere accompanied with a tour announcement. In its first week of release, Science Fiction has achieved the significant milestone of reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Check out all of the details in a tweet from Billboard after the jump! For more Brand New, you can purchase…

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Brand New announce limited run of a “mystery fifth album” and fall tour dates

Brand New fans rejoice! The highly anticipated fifth album from the Long Island, NY pop punk band is finally here! The announcement was made via the band’s Twitter, simply stating, “LP5, available to preorder on very limited vinyl” and attached a link to purchase the exclusive vinyl which is set to ship this fall in October. Check out the tweet below and get your hands on this exclusive Brand New vinyl preorder here! LP5, available to pre-order on very limited vinyl: https://t.co/e0QmDjWxfw pic.twitter.com/Twt73Av35s — Brand New (@brandnewrock) August 15, 2017…

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Emo Night Is Bringing Nostalgia Back To South Africa, One Show At A Time

Emo means different things to different people. For some, it is the music of their high school years; for others it’s the soundtrack to their 20-somethings when they were still trying to figure things out; and for others, it remains the backbone of their lives—quietly embedded in everything they do. Emo Night South Africa takes all these people, puts them in a venue together, plays some songs, and waits for the magic to happen. An instigator, maybe. A community, definitely. Please follow and like us:

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Brand New Announces Huge Tour Alongside The Front Bottoms And Modern Baseball

The year of pop punk revival continues on this fall with a HUGE tour announced from Brand New, who will be touring alongside other pop punk icons, The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Beginning in October, the tour will stretch across the nation from coast to coast, with the final shows ending up in Pennsylvania in November. This tour will be a special one for all the bands involved, as Modern Baseball will be touring off of their latest release Holy Ghost, as well as highlight the headliners, Brand New, who plan…

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John Nolan Releases High School Demos Featuring Jesse Lacey

Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan has recently unearthed some of old demos from his high school days. The guitarist has posted a whole album worth of music from Gudmunder Bjornsen, the guitarist’s former band that featured Brand New frontman, Jesse Lacey, pre-feud. Feud? What feud? Thirteen years ago, both TBS and Brand New were rising acts when Lacey’s girlfriend apparently cheated him with his childhood best friend, Nolan. Like every emo knew how, the two settled their dispute through song. From their, Brand New’s “Seventy Times Seven” was born, with TBS’s…

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Alternative Indie News 

Brand New Announce UK Tour With Basement

Brand New have announced a UK and Mainland Europe tour scheduled for this September with support from Basement . Check out the dates below the jump and let us know which stop you’re looking forward to. The tour kicks off on September 10 in Manchester, England and travels through London, Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam and more before winding down in Dublin, Ireland on September 22. Brand New has been really mysterious over the past week or so, releasing their first new track in over five years and finally sending out those lyric…

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Lollapalooza Announces 2015 Lineup

Lollapalooza is back! The festival has revealed their lineup for this year’s event and oh, what a diverse lineup it is. Set to take place on July 31 through August 2, Lollapalooza will be taking over Grant Park in Chicago, IL for days full of music and fun. Some of the bands included in this year’s lineup are Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots and Brand New. That’s not even scratching the surface for all the other amazing acts performing. You can check out the full lineup and festival…

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Brand New Announces Summer Shows

Brand New has announced a few headlining festival performances that they will be doing for this summer. The band announced late last year that they were heading into the studio and have the fans craving their new music. They have previously announced some shows earlier this year and that they’d be re-issuing their album, Deja Entendu, on vinyl. You can check out the festival dates after the jump! If you want to listen to some music from Brand New, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to catch…

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Bad Suns Announce Second Headlining Tour Ever

Alternative rock band, Bad Suns, have announced a U.S. Headlining tour that runs from mid-April through late May of this year. This is band’s second ever headlining tour. You can check out the dates and locations for the tour below the jump. The band’s last tour got cut short after guitarist, Ray Libby, got sick and was admitted into the hospital. All is well now, and the band seems ready to get back on the road. Tickets for the tour go on sale today, March 13, so be sure to snag yours…

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GUEST BLOG: Our Most Influential Albums

Any group of people coming together to make music are going to find some level of diversity within their band – whether it be a simple matter of taste, background, or even writing style. In the best case scenario, these differences can be used as a tool to elevate songwriting and hopefully, show a variety of influence in the finished product. Northernmost is definitely an interesting collaboration of people and even though we’ve found a common musical direction, we’ve also got a wide assortment of tastes and backgrounds that exist…

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