Brand New – “Mene” + Live @ Shrine review
Since we are already working out some youthful
When itÂ comes to playing live, Brand New are still very much alive and kicking.Â The whole band rips and aside from omitting everything except the slow songs from Your Favorite Weapon, I had no gripes with their performance.Â Â But that isn’t where the magic lies. The real treat isÂ being in the audience with all the rabid fans jumping at every word and riff, singing along at the top of their lungs and bringing a fervent energy that is completely unparalleled by any other audience I’ve seen (You can even ask Stereogum). So for me, who is used to concerts of small emerging bands where most people don’t even know the lyrics to the 1 song the band has released, this show was a revelation. A reunion of all my best friends that I’ve never met, yet we share a common heart and mind. It was beautiful. Go see Brand New live and experience it yourself.