intense: three words to describe Brand New’s album Daisy. This album is a huge
step for the band, proving that they can still produce music that defines them
and shows maturation throughout the years.
Brand New has been a band for
nine years now and this is their fourth full-length album. This album, like the
past three, is an almost complete different sound than the previous. While The
Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me showed that Brand New knows a thing or two
about writing music, Daisy is a step above.
This album is something many
fans did not expect, but are essentially blown away by. The album starts off
with an early recording of “On Life’s Highway,” originally written by Bertrand
Brown, and is cut 1 minute 24 seconds into the song by blaring distorted guitars
and singer Jesse Lacey’s relentless yelling. This song, “Vices”, as well as
“Gasoline”, “Sink”, “Bought A Bride”, and “In A Jar” offer a much more
aggressive and loud Brand New than heard on any of their other albums. “Bed”,
“At the Bottom”, and “You Stole” were written with qualities seen on Devil and
God…, but with more experimentation.
Overall Daisy is an intense
album with a lot going on. It is much more experimental and diverse than the
band’s earlier recordings. Prepare yourself for noise and loudness in places you
wouldn’t think to find, and it may take a couple listens to fully take the album
in. I highly recommend Daisy to anyone.