New merchandise has confirmed that Brand New are planning to breakup.
The New York rock band recently restocked their online store with a number of new t-shirts, two of which feature the dates 2000-2018 written on them. The group, which consists of Jesse Lacey (lead vocals, guitars), Vincent Accardi (guitars, backing vocals), Garrett Tierney (bass guitar), and Brian Lane (percussion), formed in 2000.
Jesse Lacey, Brand New’s lead singer, has previously suggested that the forthcoming record might be the group’s last.
At a live show in October, he told the audience: “I’m gonna have a new daughter. We’ll hopefully have a record for you. I wanna tell you right here and now, this isn’t gonna last much longer, but it’s been so special for so long. For as long as it does last, we’re so grateful to you all for being here.”
Last month, Brand New released new single ‘I Am a Nightmare’. The group previously announced their fifth album, the first since 2009’s ‘Daisy’, via a mysterious email sent to fans in January.
In 2015, the Long Island band shared their first song in six years, ‘Mene’, along with the statement, “A lot has gone on the last few weeks. Some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building.”