Brand New

Brand New


1/1/2000, Merrick, Long Island, New York, USA

Birth Name

Brand New



Also Known As

Jesse Lacey, Brian Lane, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney
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Brand New is an alternative rock band from Merrick, New York on Long Island that formed in the early 2000's. They have released three albums to date. Your Favourite Weapon (2001), Deja Entendu (2003) and The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2006)


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me debuted at # 31 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 60,000 copies in its first week.

    • On, Brand New's third album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me is ranked as the 14th best album of 2006 and the 1790th of all time.

    • On, Brand New's second album Deja Entendu is ranked as the 18th best album of 2003 and the 1208th of all time.

    • The title of Brand New's second album Deja Entendu, is French for "already heard". This highlight's Brand New's opinion that all modern music sounds the same.

    • In the late 1990's Jesse Lacey, Garrett Tierney and Brian Lane were all members of a post-hardcore band called The Rookie Lot.

    • Garrett Tierney has a twin brother named Shaun.

    • Deja Entendu made Revolver magazine's best albums of 2003 list.

    • Brand New were a part of the Vans Warped Tour in 2003.

    • Jesse Lacey has appeared on stage during a Straylight Run tour.

    • Jesse Lacey is a big fan of Morrissey and The Smiths.

    • Jesse Lacey was born on July 10, 1978.
      Vincent "Vin" Accardi was born on December 9, 1982.
      Garrett Tierney was born on October 22, 1980.
      Brian Lane was born on August 31, 1981.

    • Brand New's first two albums are on Triple Crown Records. The third album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me saw a move to Interscope Records.

    • "Alternative Press" magazine have referred to Brand New as the "American Radiohead."

    • The 2003 Alternative Press readers poll named Brand New the artist of the year and gave Deja Entendu the album cover of the year award

    • In 2005 Brand New changed their website to This fueled speculation that the 3rd album would be known as Fight Off Your Demons. The 3rd album was eventually released in 2006 titled The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.

    • Jesse Lacey is often called a perfectionist by his band mates.

    • Videography:
      Jude Law and a Semester Abroad (2002)
      The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows (2003)
      Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades (2004)
      Untitled (2006)
      Jesus Christ (2007) (Video In Post-Production)

    • The band consists of:
      Jesse Lacey - Lead Vocals, Lyricist, Guitar
      Vincent Accardi - Guitar, Backup Vocals, and Piano
      Garrett Tierney - Bass
      Brian Lane - Drums
      Derrick Sherman - (Live show's only) Rhythm Guitar and Piano as of 2006

    • Brand New's labels are Interscope Records, Triple Crown Records, and Iodine Recordings.

    • Brand New fall into the Alternative Rock genre.

    • Brand New's vidoes have been seen on Fuse TV, MTV, and MTV2.

    • Jesse Lacey is one of the original member of Taking Back Sunday. He played bass but left the band after their first demo's.

  • Quotes

    • (commenting on some of the songs they wrote for the first record, Your Favourite Weapon)
      Jesse Lacey: It's really easy to write a pop song. I could've rewritten our first record a million times over, just changing chords around. What is hard is to write something that's influenced and different or more intriguing from everything else out there. In some respects, I think we could have done a lot better, but at the same time, I'm proud of it and glad so many kids connected with it.

    • (On Deja Entendu)
      Jesse Lacey: I think lyrically I'd have to say that it's a little more sad and it's a lot more honest.

    • Jesse Lacey: If you are in a rock band, you get a free card to be a jerk and we do not want to be like that.

    • Jesse Lacey: There is this whole pattern of boys writing about how a girl hurt them or how much they'd do anything for a girl. It's like get over it! Everyone feels like that! You're not writing about anything special.