UPDATE: April, 13 at 9:15 a.m. EST
Well, that was quick. The band have released an official stream of the track, which you can hear below! You can also download it for free by signing up for their mailing list. Expect the track to hit digital retailers on Wednesday.
ORIGINAL POST: April, 13 at 8:05 a.m. EST:
The time has finally come: According to a listing on Amazon, Brand New will release their first new song in six years, titled “Mene,” this Wednesday, April 15. You can listen to 30 seconds of the track, which is assumed to be the same as what they opened their three shows with last week, including their performance at Coachella last night. I think it's safe to say an official announcement from the band will be coming shortly.
If you're a Brand New fan, the past week-and-a-half has been like Christmas.
First, on Friday, April 3, the first of many lyric booklets for Brand New's seminal album, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me, was received. In case you're not familiar, the booklet that actually comes with the physical CD version of The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me doesn't contain any lyrics, but rather a handful of seemingly random photos and phrases. Near the end of the pamphlet, however, there is a sentence that contains an address, which reads: “Please send $1 to *address* for a complete copy of the lyrics.”
These new booklets contain more than just the album's lyrics, however, as they also boast a flyer serving as “confirmation” of those beloved Brand New demos from 2005 finally being released, a dollar bill and a few other goodies.
Then, last Wednesday, April 8, the band deleted every post on their Instagram and put up a new promo picture.