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Brand New’s ‘3 Demos, Reworked’ Hit Apple Music

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Brand New’s 3 Demos, Reworked are now up on Apple Music.

    So, what is the consensus on these? Better than the originals? Worse? That new bridge in “Missing You” keeps drawing me back and I flat out love how these sound. Makes me wonder what “Mene” and “I Am a Nightmare” would sound like with the same depth and dynamism.

  2. Sal Paradise


    I was a little underwhelmed at first, but I'm 95 percent sure that it's just because I got so used to the old versions over the last 10 years. This is what I've wanted since I first heard them, so I'm glad they exist and I'm sure I will be properly-whelmed in no time!
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  3. mattylikesfilms


  4. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    I enjoy them. I feel like they did a good job at capturing the feel of tdagarim more so than the original demos. Those songs needed them guitars!
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  5. SEANoftheDEAD


    I dig em. Really enjoy "Missing You". The layers and guitar tones are perfect; the sample in the background of the bridge sets the mood too.
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  6. WetwithSharp

    and a little jingle...

    Well, these sound fantastic. This is kind of what I was expecting from those releases of the demos earlier in the year.

    I really just want to hear the new album at this point, cause the singles from it have me worried(which isnt something I've ever really felt with Brand New).
  7. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    welp it was worth spending 6 bucks on these to get them 2 hours before they went up.

    1996 has an incredible vocal performance

    Love the palm muted first verse of missing you

    And brothers sounds great full band and with harmonies
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  8. SEANoftheDEAD


    Ahhh 1996 is so good. Love the vocals/lyrics. And that post-chorus around the 1:30 mark - guitar and bass tones seriously send chills down my spine.
  9. aoftbsten Jul 13, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 13, 2016)

    Trusted Supporter

    Hmm... At work and my right headphone is broken. Do I wait to get home to listen or just go for it now?

    Edit: Couldn't resist going for it.
  10. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    These are tight. Also Apple Music FTW!
  11. Delysid


    I love them and I'm sure that after listening to these for a while I will likely go back and not like the demos as much. Everything just sounds much better of course
  12. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    These three have been my favorite songs since 2006, I love them even more now! These show the this band is still capable of great things
  13. Ska Senanake


    Missing you is better, original 1996 is better, brothers are equal
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  14. Chris Lei


    Not sure if I am using the right word here, but the production of these 3 reworked demoes just sound so much more polished than Mene and I am a Nightmare. The 3 reworked demoes just sound more fuller, clean, crisp and more dynamic. Mene and I am a Nightmare sound more linear to me in sound.
  15. Saephon


    To be frank, I wish their new album was going to sound like this and not like Mene/I Am A Nightmare.
  16. ttmessick


    I've listened to both versions of 1996 like 15x today and I think I like the original better as well. The polished guitars don't suit the song as much imo. For some reason I really like the lyrical change from "was now" to "would never" (sleep with her fiancé) though. I definitely prefer both new versions of the other two songs.
  17. Ska Senanake


    I like the lyrics to the new version better. But yeah agreed