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Brand New Not Playing Music For Anyone Except Themselves

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Brand New’s second show from their tour was tonight and they’re really good about finding a way to make sure I post something about anything they say on stage. They are apparently, “not breaking up” they’re just “not playing music for anyone except themselves anymore.” So, RIP 2018 or something.

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  2. stefoske


    Without elaborating or being clear it just comes off as a little rude to me. It doesn't make me feel anything positive.

    Does this mean they are going to make music they want now which is what I thought they always did, or that they are going to just play privately? Odd.
  3. I'd be stoked if they pulled a Beatles and perpetually released new studio recordings without touring for a while. No band has tried that in a long time. It's probably not lucrative at all but it could be cool, and Brand New has a history of making bad ideas work really well.
  4. vein.ftm

    Trusted Prestigious

    come on Brand New don't quit! Radiohead doesn't even quit.
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  5. Mike


    I'd be fine with this from most bands. The live experience is important but rather than touring, it would be okay to have one off appearances every so often and new music is always appreciated
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  6. SamLevi11

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Well this is a relief. Guess it was just a cool "eighteen forever" thing.
  7. efp722


    Okay. As opposed to the alternative which is..?
  8. SEANoftheDEAD


    I think this could go over really well. The Beatles did a lot of experimenting in their later years, which I could see Brand New doing too. From what I can tell from both of their newest songs, they might not even know which direction they want to go in.

    Releasing a few albums would allow them to do whatever they'd like.
  9. Connor

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

    Haha I love that people are mad at the way he addressed it. Get over it guys, Brand New is 99% likely done come 2018.
  10. bmir14

    Trusted Supporter

    Would love to know who they're playing Daisy for. I mean, i like Daisy... but it's not like they've been creating/playing pop songs for the last 10 years.
  11. Slave to the Grind


    What if they are just ending the Brand New band name? Post 2018 they will call themselves Old New
  12. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter

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  13. OotyPa

    fall away Supporter

    So frustrated with this band and the stunts they pull. As if they ever did anything for their fans anyway.
  14. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter

    "but they don't owe anything to their fans, you are acting entitled, etc etc etc"

    then why make a shirt that has an expiration date for your band or whatever, just to mess with them
  15. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    except for they're the band that has toured for a while without doing any real studio recordings
  16. Kizwiz


    They're such a weird band. It gets to a point where it feels like their crypticness is probably just intentionally messing with fans heads.
  17. OotyPa

    fall away Supporter

    I feel like it's an acceptable thing to a certain extent if the band is good enough or keeps their fans happy, but Brand New is consistently disappointing imo. Or at least has been for the past decade or so. You can't just fuck with your fans and give barely anything in return and expect us all to blindly worship you.

    I mean, I'm sure they don't care if we like them or not. What a weird group of musicians.
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  18. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Pretty funny
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  19. CMilliken


    I think it would be cool to let them kind of chill. Yet there is a possibility of getting new music post 2018. If touring is anything like PUP has described in their song I can only imagine the toll it would take on the band and their families.

    So here's to hoping for new Brand New music after 2018. Unlikely, but sounds like it could happen.
  20. Behind the Barricade

    I think most bands just make music for themselves. Not every single fan of yours will like every single song and there's no reason to try and appeal to everyone.
  21. Connor

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

    Hahaha you guys honestly think they don't care about their fans? The only reason we are getting a new album at all is for us.
  22. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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

    Yeah but why fuck with them like that....really what's the point. It's getting old and lame. Turns me off and makes me care less. They obviously think it's funny. I guess I just don't get it.
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  23. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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

    I honestly think they just do this because they can and know they will get away with it so why not I guess right?

    I'm talking about the cryptic/vagueness/antics bs.
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  24. OotyPa

    fall away Supporter

    Same. This band obviously could say they're releasing an album and just never release it and people will still be kissing their feet. Now it just seems they're poking fun at us.

    I can't really stand it. There needs to be a certain level of respect for the fans. I understand making art for oneself, for expression's sake, but at least recognize the people that got you to this level of success. I don't need another album, or another tour, or anything, but don't lie to your fans, don't deceive them, and don't lead them on. It's totally unprofessional
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  25. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    This band needs to go away
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