Brand New: Daisy

9 Aug

Daisy twists in a new, experimental direction for Brand New.

The band ventures into new territory with audio samples (the album begins and ends with what sounds like a vintage recording of a woman singing to piano accompaniment in perhaps the 1920s), trippy editing (“Be Gone”), banjo (“In a Jar”) and textbook grunge (“Bed”).

It’s wonderful to listen to a band that has established such a distinctive style playing with sound in a way that broadens their conceptual reach.

Title track “Daisy” begins with an audio sample of a preacher announcing a hymn, proceeding with lyrics repurposing biblical imagery into a message of despair rather than hope.

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