Brand New Release “I Am a Nightmare”

With rumors swirling of their first new album in over six years, enigmatic emo heroes Brand New have a released a new single.

“I Am a Nightmare” comes just 24 hours after a 30-second snippet of the song hit Amazon last night. Featuring yet another new sound from a band who are constantly evolving their sounds, “I Am a Nightmare” sees the Long Island natives channel Joy Division and New Order in all the best ways. You can hear the track below:

Critics of the track have said it sounds far too different from the sound the four-piece crafted in 2006’s The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, a sound they later matured with 2009’s Daisy. Even their new tracks they played on last years tour with Circa Survive offer a different yet the same style. Last year’s single “Mene” (which is below), is nothing like what was seen on Daisy so those of the belief that this is the first song that truly departs clearly have not been listening

Brand New are set to tour with Modest Mouse later this year. Good luck getting a ticket, however, as they’ve proven to be a scalpers paradise. If you’ve got the dough you can catch one of the best live experiences I’ve ever seen at any of the dates below throughout the summer. That is unless you’re in the East Coast, most of those are sold out!

JUN 1: VOGUE THEATRE – Vancouver, BC Canada
JUN 2: VOGUE THEATRE – Vancouver, BC Canada
JUN 4: UNION HALL – Edmonton, Alberta Canada
JUN 5: MACEWAN HALL BALLROOM – Calgary, Alberta Canada
JUN 6: O’BRIANS EVENT CENTRE – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
JUN 9: SOUND ACADEMY – Toronto, Ontario Canada
JUN 10: SOUND ACADEMY – Toronto, Ontario Canada
JUN 11: OLYMPIA DE MONTREAL – Montreal, Quebec Canada
JUN 12: OLYMPIA DE MONTREAL – Montréal, Quebec Canada
JUN 28: SALTAIR – Magna, UT
JUN: 29:RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER – Morrison, CO
JUL 1: PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER AMPHITHEATE (FORMERLY CRICKET WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER) – Bonner Springs, KS
JUL 2: FIRSTMERIT BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND – Chicago, IL
JUL 3: DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE – Clarkston, MI
JUL 5: STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA
JUL 6: KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATER – Cary, NC
JUL 8: BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER – Miami, FL
JUL 9: MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATER – Tampa, FL
JUL 10: CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATER – Atlanta, GA
JUL 12: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION – Columbia, MD
JUL 14: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – New York, NY
JUL 15: XFINITY CENTER – Mansfield, MA
JUL 16: MANN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS – Philadelphia, PA
JUL 17: PROMOWEST FEST – Columbus, OH
JUL 19: ASCEND AMPHITHEATER – Nashville, TN
JUL 21: BOK CENTER – Tulsa, OK
JUL 22: THE FIELD @ VERIZON THEATRE – Grand Prairie, TX
JUL 23: AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER – Del Valle, TX
JUL 25: COMERICA THEATER – Phoenix, AZ
JUL 26: SLEEP TRAIN AMPHITHEATER – Chula Vista, CA
JUL 27: THE FORUM – Inglewood, CA
JUL 28: GREEK THEATER – Berkeley, CA
JUL 30: KEYARENA – Seattle, WA
JUL 31: MODA CENTER – Portland, OR

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