The Official LiveJournal Community for Brand New! Community established May 8, 2002 by viva_chill.
BAND: Brand New was started in a very obligatory basement in Merrick, New York, a suburb of Manhattan by singer/guitarist Jesse Lacey, drummer Brian Lane, guitarist Vin Accardi, and bassist Garrett Tierney. The four individuals all had musical roots sunk in the Long Island Independent/Hardcore music scene, but with tastes that ranged from Buddy Rich to the Archers of Loaf to .... blah blah blah... the band always felt like it could move outside of whatever notions they felt inclined to when they were making music as younger people. After recording their first record, Your Favorite Weapon, with a friend and fifth band member, Mike Sapone, they began to tour the nation relentlessly. A second record, Deja Entendu, followed and so did the touring. U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia (sort of), Japan.... almost Japan. A third record, The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me, brought more touring. Then with a few exceptions, Brand New kind of disappeared a little to record a fourth abum. This album will be released when Brand New resurfaces, which will hopefully be sometime in 2009, not sure how much longer the fans can wait. They're not sure exaclty how many records they've sold, or exactly how many people like them. But it's going pretty well right now for them and they just go with it. (Taken mostly word-for-word from the official site.)
COMMUNITY: Much like the band itself, the community was started in a very obligatory basement in the suburbs... but that's where the similarities end. Chill! started this community in that obligatory basement in Baltimore, Maryland. On a trip to see her friends in a local band, she stumbled upon this band that would become a musical inspiration for years to come. At the time, Brand New was on one of their first "tours" outside of the local Long Island scene and chill! had never been so amazed by a band she had never heard of prior to seeing them live. She bought their album, Your Favorite Weapon, right there on the spot (another rarity for her) and soon after she was on a mission to tell everyone she knew and anyone she didn't know about this amazing band called Brand New. This is why she started the community. Like Brand New, she and the community grew a reputation as she began to follow the band relentlessly whereever they toured, New York, Michigan, Colorado, Australia ... almost Australia. Then, without warning, she sort of disappeared and a reign of tyranny controlled the community like the Tyrannosaurus Rex preyed upon the other dinosaurs in the prehistoric times (perhaps that's where Tyranny comes from). But, like extinction conquered T.Rex, chill! conquered tyranny and all was right again, even if it is just the internet. She doesn't know how many records Brand New has sold or how many people like them (or her) either ... but as long as Brand New is going for it, so will this community.
MAINTAINER: viva_chill - Chill! is not only the creator of this community but is also the maintainer of the community. She has pretty much been obsessed with music since she discovered New Kids on the Block in the late 1980's. Her musical influences range from NKOTB to Brand New to ... blah blah blah ... she doesn't trust the people who only like one single genre of music. Yes, she has a Brand New inspired tattoo. Outside of bands that she loves and movies that she loves, she cares only about her fuzzy grey cat. Even though it's nothing more than the internet to some, she takes the community to heart and plans to be around until the end.
If you have a question or a complaint about the community, a problem with a moderator, or even any questions that are unrelated to the community, please do not hesitate to contact her directly. The best way to get in contact with her is by e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MODERATORS: These folks are kind of the meat and potatoes of the commmunity. Every post made to the community must go through them first. If your post is approved, you will love these people but if your post is denied, you may not. When a moderator denies your post, an email will be sent to you explaining the reason why your post was not approved and possibly what you can do to change it so that you can post. If you believe your post was innappropriately denied or you are being treated unfairly, you may contact the moderators directly. If you still feel that you have a problem, please contact the maintainer.