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the-devil-and-god-raging-inside-of-meI follow Brand New pretty closely. Other than their European and Canadian tours, shows in states that don’t matter, and a few festivals, they really haven’t had much movement here in the states.

May 16th, they posted this.  Yea, It’s exciting to see them with all these bands, but it’s way too far for this broke Floridian.

Then a couple of hours ago they posted this. Before you say anything; yes I know, it’s just a cover photo, and yes, I may be reading far too into this.

BUT THEN Alternative Press releases an article about the band announcing tour dates. Brand New Announce US Tour Dates

August 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
August 16 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
August 17 – Gampel, Switzerland @ Open-Air Gampel
August 18 – Hockenheim, Germany @ Rock N Heim
August 20 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
August 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
August 22 – Osnabruck, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
August 23 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
August 24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

September 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
September 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
September 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
September 18 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Again, I know, it’s all in the Northeast. I do hope this is a sign though, all of these little things popping up. They did leave Interscope records last year and are committed to releasing stuff on their own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors.

“We have this buzzing in us that we want to do things and I hope that we can see those things through,” Jesse says. “I think people expect more from us and I think we expect more from us.”

Now the same song, backwards. Duh.