The Flag Bearers of Contemporary Emo’s Excellent (Rumored) Swansong
Long Island and Emo are about as intertwined as two swoopy-haired, teenagers wearing skinny jeans, making out against the lockers of a high school, the scene’s current flagbearers being the ever enigmatic band known as Brand New. It has been eight long years since their last and most contentious record, Daisy, was released to mixed reception by fans. Since then, Brand New have been teasing their fan base and the music press with sporadic single releases, such as the promising Mene and disposable I am a Nightmare, as well as an official release of the Fight off Your Demons demos that were leaked in 2006 and another reworked collection of those demos. It almost came completely by surprise when Brand New finally released their highly anticipated fifth and possibly final LP, Science Fiction.