It’s news to me, but Brand New is apparently still a relevant band to people besides high school-aged psuedo-scenesters and their intellectual equivalents.
Elated Brand New fans have told 20 Watts that Brand New’s only New York show this year, scheduled for July 11 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, sold out today in less than 20 seconds.
Neither Brand New nor Ticketmaster have confirmed the sell-out time, but we’ve confirmed via Last.fm that the tickets have, in fact, sold out. Resale requests have already appeared on Craigslist, and one insane/overhopeful eBay seller has posted his ticket online for an absurd $488.99.
Brand New rose to emo notoriety (God, it’s been a long time since I used the word emo) with the 2001 release of their album Your Favorite Weapon. Pitchfork gave their second album, Deja Entendu, a respectable 6.9 out of 10, and many critics lauded their third release, 2007’s markedly more mature The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.
Since then, however, Brand New have done little besides exhibit tired, teenage antics and rampant, undeserved arrogance. Or maybe it was more deserved than I thought, since kids are clawing each other’s ears off to get to this show.
Anyway, I know someone with an extra ticket, so y’all can fight over it in the comments section.
– Caitlin Dewey