Brand New

Brand New At King’s Theatre, Thursday, October 19th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2017

a stage presentation luminous in its beauty

Best Of 2017: Albums Through August

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2017

21st Century Despair

US Top 10 Albums: September 9th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2017

a real independent

Some Songs: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2017

extreme emotional reductionism

Be Here Early: New Album Releases Reviewed 8-18-17 – 8-24-17

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2017

A masterpiece of 21st century despair

Worst Musical Genres Ever

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2016

If they call it Americana and it doesn’t suck, then it isn’t Americana

Modest Mouse And Brand New, Forest Hills Stadium, Saturday, August 9th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2014

Both of these bands reached their height in the 00s, both are quite good, both sets were more than fine. And both are not near the true nostalgia circuit. There is still life in the 20 somethings as they flip to their thirties and now it is time for new material.

That Was The Week Of August 4th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2014

Consensus opinion is Spoon delivered the goods and for sure this is their best song to date, so good their Summerstage gig on September 10th is looking better and better except, given the type of venue and the type of band, I am not sure I can take the audience again. The new Al Jarreau is terrific.

10 Songs: Monday, August 11th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2014

Right As Rain – Adele – Who was it who called Adelle a psychotic moldy old cow? well, yes, I admit it but I was discussing 21 not 19, and I even liked “Someone Like You” and I really love this gorgeously sung MOR soul song, from 19, which I didn’t hate – A

10 Songs: Monday, August 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2014

Inside Out – Spoon – This is about as different as indie rock can get, the 4 on the floor beat is used for a strange deconstruction of an indie song which hums along like an wall of sound power point presentation – B+

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week of August 4th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2014

Sure, we’re hoping he returns to the Allman’s brothers for their last concerts ever in October, but even if he is, Dickey Betts, the country blues founding member of the Southern Boogie Kings, is unmissable at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture this Friday. A fabulous venue (though the seats suck) for what should be a stand out performance.

Brand New, Bastille & Tegan and Sara, Boston Calling (Our!) Day Two

By admin | May 26, 2014

The music was simple to get into, and it wasn’t flashy or smoke and mirrors, it was a basic blending of instruments that just worked and was heavily appreciated by the masses. Generic is too harsh a word but it served as fine background music.

"Boston Calling", The Line Up Is Hip As Can Be

By Helen Bach | January 29, 2014

I froze my ass off last year at Boston Calling. I gotta say though despite the temperature it was one of the best outdoor events I have ever attended with a great set up and some fabulous staff. Even Boston’s finest (aside from one donut eating wanker) were amazing

Hear Ye On Spotify: What rock nyc is Listening To 121-2

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2013

Bringing minimalism to rock writing for the people, this was an attempt to cut down the criticism to two words (except for Bottle Rockets though I only did 8 letters so it might as well be two words!). Call it the anti-Pitchfork Review

Brand New And An Offer You Can't Refuse

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2013

“Straight female is ready to bj a guy/possibly sex a guy up for Brand New tickets.” Funnily enough, this is hardly new, last year women were offering sex for Stone tickets, but cmon Brand New ain’t the Stones, and the entire tone of the ad is pretty wild. I mean, what is “Sex a guy up” exactly?

Brand New- The Golden (Counterfeit) Ticket

By Helen Bach | November 20, 2013

Our request for press credentials was answered with an extremely kind note that the band would not be offering press opportunities this go round (nor last go round) but then again who needs press when social media has made you untouchable?