Friday, September 11, 2009

Brand New and Manchester Orchestra Are Best Buds

[YouTube stream] Brand New: "At the Bottom"
[Video] Manchester Orchestra: "Shake It Out"

Brand New and Manchester Orchestra are touring together, but they always tour together, so the news of them touring together, while indeed great news, is not really stop-the-presses news. Both bands are insane in the membrane live, but together, they're Ron-stoppable. Actually, as a longtime giant fanboy of both these bands, I'm :( that the Manchester dudes won't be on the Philly show. But I've already seen all these guys wreak havoc with each other on stage before, so I guess it's only fair that West Coasters get their chance. Did you guys ask for dates? (You did not ask for dates. Here are dates.)

10/1 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amp
10/2 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
10/3 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
10/4 St. Paul, MN Myth Nightclub
10/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
10/8 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
10/9 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Conv. Center
10/13 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
10/15 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
10/16 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State
10/17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
10/20 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/21 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/22 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amp
10/23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/28 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum w/ Brand New and Glassjaw


Anyway, there are lots of exciting things going on in both bands' camps. You've already seen me gush my brains out over Manchester's Mean Everything to Nothing. I called it the best album of 2009 back in March. I realize that was kinda premature, but it's still a definite top fiver in September. They've got a new single to ride called "Shake It Out," and if it brings them half the success on rock radio that "I've Got Friends" did - it peaked at No. 8 two weeks ago - then these guys will have had a hell of a year.

You haven't seen me gush my brains out over Brand New very much throughout the history of this blog, but that's because this blog is barely two years old and the 'Newbies haven't released a record - or done much of anything - since '06. So, sorry for the lack of gushing. But Brand New means more to me than just about any other band on this planet, so expect THE MOST GUSHING around these parts over the next few weeks, because OMGZ NEW RECORD HYSTERIA !!111!!1. Daisy hits stores Sept. 22. It will be brilliant, because Brand New has a brilliant track record and completely sheds its skin every three years. Evolution, you guys. You can hear the first single, "At The Bottom," via a HQ YouTube stream above.

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