Only Brand New can sneakily release a digital album overnight and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200––with the physical due in October. All it took was eight years of anticipation. On Science Fiction, Jesse Lacey and company teamed once again with Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, O’Brother) to release a collection of songs that hold familiarity through Lacey’s angst-infused vocals with a, new-to-the-band, alt-’90s song-
writing twist. Kudos to “Desert,” which puts listeners in the mind of a homophobic Bible-thumping father. Other standouts include... every
damn song on the CD.
Procrastinate! Music Traitors
Producer: Mike Sapone