Brand New ‎– Science Fiction - 2017 Alt Rock EMO Pop Punk - Sealed 2LP + PVC Sleeve + Poster

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Brand New ‎– Science Fiction

Procrastinate! Music Traitors ‎– PMT-009
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

gatefold cover including giant poster and download code

Hype sticker is on outer PVC sleeve:


Nov 2017
Alternative Rock


A1 Lit Me Up 6:17
A2 Can't Get It Out 3:43
A3 Waste 4:36
A4 Could Never Be Heaven 3:16


B1 Same Logic/Teeth 5:34
B2 137 5:02
B3 Out Of Mana 5:15


C1 In The Water 6:52
C2 Desert 3:37
Backing Vocals – Joie Giordano
C3 No Control 3:55


D4 451 4:53
D5 Batter Up 8:28



Companies, etc.

Copyright (c) – Brand New (2)
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Procrastinate! Music Traitors
Mastered At – The Lodge, New York
Recorded At – Sonic Ranch Studios
Recorded At – Dark Horse Recording
Recorded At – Dreamland Recording Studios
Recorded At – Sapone Productions
Recorded At – Black Site Studio


Art Direction, Design – Morning Breath Inc.
Booking – Andrew Ellis (4)
Cover, Photography By – Thobias Fäld*
Engineer – Brett Romnes, Charles Godfrey, Claudius Mittendorfer, Steve Kupillas
Engineer, Software Instrument – Gerardo "Jerry" Ordonez*
Mastered By – Emily Lazar
Mixed By – Vince Ratti
Musical Assistance – Chris Allgood
Photography By – Brandon Sloter, Jason Noto, Jay Maude, Jesse Lacey
Producer, Engineer – Mike Sapone
Producer, Written-By, Performer – Brand New



Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (A-side, Variant 1): 107755-A-2
Matrix / Runout (A-side, Variant 2): 107755-A-4
Matrix / Runout (B-side, Variant 1 & 2): 107755-B-4
Matrix / Runout (C-side, Variant 1): 107755-C-4
Matrix / Runout (C-Side, Variant 2): 107755-C-3
Matrix / Runout (D-side, Variant 1 & 2): 107755-D-3
Barcode (Sticker): 711297363814

"Science Fiction doesn’t provide much joy beyond its mordant humor, but using the acidic feel of “old Brand New” as a counterpoint, it resonates longer, has more gravitas, and carries the weight of earned wisdom. The candlelit “Could Never Be Heaven” expresses Lacey’s desire to be a reliable family man in his 40s with as much intensity as he once summoned to smite exes and Taking Back Sunday. On The Dark Side of the Moon and Antarctica hybrid “In the Water,” he warns, “‘Hide your daughters,’ the old men say/You were young once before, you know how we get our way,” and as the guy who admitted to doing just that on Deja Entendu’s dark and regrettable song “Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis”, he should know. Likewise, centerpiece “Same Logic/Teeth” takes a stern but empathetic look at cyclical self-destruction: “Your friends are all imaginary/Your shrink stopped answering the phone/So you decide to make incisions at your home while you’re alone.”

While Science Fiction keeps the energy up with diamond-cut harmonies, howled hooks, and pithy quotables, it also blooms outward with new qualities: patience, long stretches of stillness, denial of easy answers, defiance. It’s bookended by two of Brand New’s lengthiest songs and certainly their most disquieting. Lacey dreams of bursting into flames through all of the nocturnal, dubbed-out opener “Lit Me Up,” yet never reaches above a mutter; he closes the album with the chilling guitar figures of “Batter Up” turning into white ash, like “Jesus Christ” given a Disintegration Loops treatment. They’re produced with astonishing clarity and detail by longtime “fifth member” Mike Sapone like controlled burns. The stately balladry of “Waste” is slowly subsumed by guitarist Vinnie Accardi’s molten feedback, “451” and “Desert” recall the aggressive, parched blues of PJ Harvey or Feist’s Pleasure. By emphasizing closely-mic’d drums, live-room dynamics, and gristly, 3-D grain, Science Fiction creates an unusual intimacy despite its sweeping expanse, ensuring the listener never feels too far removed from Brand New even if they’re being projected on a festival screen".( PItchfork)

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Private Pressing
Color Black