I completely forgot to publish this article and words fall short to describe how much I enjoyed this show. If you have not already heard of Brand New I encourage you to take a step away from main stream expectations, keep an open mind and give the band a listen.
Ohio State’s New Port Music Hall greeted us September 24th with the scent of overwhelming anticipation. A sold out venue of enthusiastic fans gathered in support of the progressive rock band Brand New. The band opened with a silhouette of duel drummers and the thrilling Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades. It was difficult not to get a chill from the venues passionate atmosphere and the bands captivating lyrics.
To be honest, I wish I knew more about the band and amidst the mosh pit and fanatic fans it was difficult to focus on anything else but the energy. Although they dabbled in some of their lyrically embellished acoustic tracks I could not help but be mezmerized by the bands energizing pick slides, fills and countless other effects that added to the bands raw real sound. The band preformed popular favorites like Mix Tape, Jaws Swimming Theme, Okay I Believe You But, My Tommy Gun Don’t and The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows from their past two albums Deja Entendu and Your Favourite Weapon.
The band wrapped up with tracks from their most recent album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. An album which was a true testament to the bands growth and one which delivered a mature texture of tracks with somber intriguing lyrics filled with questions of religion and death. Personal favorites include Sowing Season (Yeah), Milestone, You Won’t Know, Not The Sun, and Archers.