Brand New Shares New Song 'I Am a Nightmare': Listen

Jesse Lacey of Brand New performs at 2015 Coachella
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Jesse Lacey of Brand New performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2015 in Indio, Calif.

The rock band with a cult following cultish enough to have (along with Modest Mousenearly sold out Madison Square Garden two months in advance has finally delivered some long-awaited new music. Today (May 17), Brand New released a new song called “I Am a Nightmare.”

The track comes via the band’s own imprint, Procrastinate! Music Traitors. It’s their first entirely new song since last year’s “Mene.” If a new studio album is in the works (which is essentially always rumored amongst Brand New fans) it will be their first since 2009’s Daisy.

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Hours after Amazon posted a 30 second-preview of "I Am a Nightmare" and its artwork, Brand New posted the complete version to YouTube. The song is far more spry and upbeat than most of Daisy; in fact, its insistent chorus brings to mind their 2003 album Deja Entendu, which earned them a gold record plaque. With the chorus of "I am a nightmare and you are a miracle," it sounds about as paranoid and angsty as… just about their entire catalog. Hear for yourself below: 

Are we close to getting the first Brand New album in seven years? Stay tuned. 


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