Brand New was started in a very obligatory basement in Merrick, New York, a suburb of Manhattan by singer/guitarist Jesse Lacey, drummer Brian Lane, guitarist Vin Accardi, and bassist Garrett Tierney.
The four individuals all had musical roots sunk in the Long Island Independent/Hardcore music scene, but with tastes that ranged from Buddy Rich to the Archers of Loaf to .... blah blah blah... the band always felt like it could move outside of whatever notions they felt inclined to when they were making music as younger people. After recording their first record, Your Favorite Weapon, with a friend and fifth band member, Mike Sapone, they began to tour the nation relentlessly. A second record, Deja Entendu, followed and so did the touring. U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Japan.... almost Japan. We're not sure exaclty how many records we've sold, or exactly how many people like us. But it's going pretty well right now. So we're going with it.
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