Performed at Pukkelpop in
Emo is used as a derogatory word for members of a subculture in real danger of going extinct, but Brand New couldn’t care less. After thirteen years, the band has attained an ideal balance between lovely indie, rough alternative rock and sincere emo. Brand New is a convergence of enjoying good music, rocking your heart out, and wiping away a surreptitious tear or two. Fans of Foo Fighters and Radiohead will love their music, but people who love Thrice and Taking Back Sunday are likely to enjoy it too.