“Science Fiction” by Brand New

През 2000 г. на рок сцената в Ню Йорк сити се появява формацията BRAND NEW, която се нарежда сред най-влиятелните групи в стила „емо“ – разновидност на хардкора, но с повече мелодичност и експресивност. BRAND NEW става известна с това, че прави артистични представления, докато техните връстници се стремят повече към търговски успех.

През юли 2014 г. групата обявява, че влиза в студиото за да започне записи на петия си студиен албум, озаглавен „SCIENCE FICTION“, или „НАУЧНА ФАНТАСТИКА“, като творческият процес трае близо 3 години. Албумът всъщност е първият след период от осем години – предходният „Daisy“ е издаден през 2009 г. Заглавието на албума и списъка с песни имат премиера на 17 август 2017 г., след няколко седмици спекулации, намеци и режисирани изтичания на информация и отделни песни в публичното пространство.

Тематиката на албума е доминирана от вътрешния свят на певеца на групата JESSE LACEY. В него откриваме както страха от унищожение на света след ядрена война с препратки към произведенията на автори на научна фантастика като Ray Bradbury и Stanley Kubrick, така и за проблема му да намери душевен мир. Това намира израз в текстовете за покаянието и смирението, борбата с депресията и страха от остаряване, справянето с остатъците от минали травми и самонараняването, стремежа му да открие собствената си идентичност. Наред с тях долавяме темите за мястото на морала и на религията като институция в съвременния свят.

Има и още един пласт на прочит на албума. Ние знаем какво да очакваме от научната фантастика, запознати сме с концепциите, с които се занимава, ние ги „разбираме“ – оттук и „Близките срещи от трети вид“ и препратките към „Една одисея в космоса“. Ако премахнем обаче контекста, това говори повече за разрив между факта и възприятието, реалността и сюрреалистичното, разбирането и измислиците. И ако продължим по този път, научната фантастика става въпрос на възприятие. Светът може да се състои от конкретни неща, които съществуват, но единствената реалност е тази, която създаваме за себе си въз основа на това как я виждаме.

След издаването си на 20 октомври 2017 г. „SCIENCE FICTION“ е посрещнат с впечатляващо признание и става първият албум номер 1 на BRAND NEW в най-реномираната класация за поп албуми Billboard 200.

Този албум ще чуем в предаването “Картини от една изложба®” на програма “Хоризонт” на БНР в събота, 1 февруари, след новините от 21.00 ч.

 

В предаването на 1.02.2020 г.: Brand New и албумът “Научна фантастика“

BRAND NEW
SCIENCE FICTION
Date of Release: August 17th, 2017

SONGS/TRACKS:


1. Lit Me Up - 6:16
2. Can t Get It Out - 3:42
3. Waste - 4:36
4. Could Never Be Heaven - 3:16
5. Same Logic / Teeth - 5:34
Mixed By [Mixer] – Mike Sapone
6. 137 - 5:01
7. Out Of Mana - 5:14
8. In The Water - 6:52
9. Desert - 3:36
10. No Control - 3:55
11. 451 - 4:52
12. Batter Up - 8:27

©2017 Brand New / Procrastinate! Music Traitors


CREDITS:

Brand New:

Jesse Lacey – vocals, rhythm guitar
Vincent Accardi – lead guitar
Garrett Tierney – bass
Brian Lane – drums

Additional Performances by:

Michael Gagliardi – horns on track 5
Andrew Accardi - synthesizer on track 6
Frank LaTorre - harmonica on track 8
Mike DiMeo - hammond organ on track 8
Santino Sapone - ambient synthesizer apparatus

Written-by, Performer [Performed by] – Brand New
Lyrics by – Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi

Production:

Producer – Brand New, Mike Sapone

Mike Sapone - audio engineer, mixer
Vince Ratti – mixing (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 12)
Mike Sapone - mixing ("Same Logic/Teeth")
Legal – Peter Lewitt
Management [Live Management] – Nate Futral
Engineer [Assistant Audio Engineers] – Amanda Giacomo, Joe Cannetti, Mario Ramirez, Nathan Kiner, Zachary Casper
Engineer [Audio Engineers] – Brett Romnes, Charles Godfrey, Claudius Mittendorfer, Gerardo "Jerry" Ordonez*, Mike Sapone, Steve Kupillas
Emily Lazar - mastering
Chris Allgood - mastering assistant

Technician [Software] – Gerardo "Jerry" Ordonez*
Public Relations – Sue Marcus
Photography by – Brandon Sloter, Jason Noto, Jay Maude, Jesse Lacey
Photography by [Cover Photo by] – Thobias Fäldt
Booking – Andrew Ellis
Art Direction, Design – Morning Breath Inc.
Art Direction, Design [Morning Breath Inc.] – Doug Cunningham, Jason Noto


Mastereed: at The Lodge NY
Recorded at: Sonic Ranch (TX), Dark Horse Recording (TN), Dreamland Recording (NY), Sapone Productions (NY), and Black Site Studio (NY)


LYRICS:


Lit Me Up

[Introduction]
[Man s voice]
This tape recounts a dream which occurred close to the termination of approximately 400 hours of intensive, individual therapy. Now, the patient recounts her dream:

[Older woman s voice]
I had this dream earlier this morning and I wrote it down. The dream is that I m in some sort of a... and I m in a hotel I m at... I m like at a convention or something. And I feel sort of almost like there s too much going on. There are all different kinds of meetings going on. Stuff on experimental psych and therapy, chemical aspects. All of it

But, I m... while I don t mind having all this going on inside of me. It s sort of... I think I m going to be relieved when it s over. When I can sort of settle back down

[Verse 1]
It s where you live, but you don t know how it s built
If we re just dust, then it doesn t matter who you kill
Don t cut me up and tell me that it s ok
Just turn it off cause I don t care anyway

[Pre-Chorus]
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Verse 2]
Something s stirring in a deep Atlantic trench
Doesn t forget the thousand years before it slept
It s the beast, it s my heart, it s open
Dive down into its unit in its head

[Pre-Chorus]
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Chorus 1]
It lit me up like a torch on a pitch black night
Like an ember in the needles of a dried out pine
Lit me up and I burn from the inside out
Yeah, I burn like a witch in a Puritan town
It lit me
It lit me

[Verse 3]
When I grow up I want to be a heretic
I want to climb over the wall cause I m not on the list
I want to put my hands to work till the work s done
I want to open up my heart like the ocean

[Pre-Chorus]
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Chorus 2]
It lit me up like a rag soaked in gasoline
In the neck of the bottle breaking right at my feet
It lit me up and I burned from the inside out
Yeah, I burned like a witch in a Puritan town
It lit me
It was a good dream

[Postlude - Reversed Audio]
If so...you will be dead tonight


Can’t Get It Out

[Verse 1]
As we glide over whatever
We know to be over forever
I really hope the shame is less
For what we feel in times of stress

[Pre-Chorus]
But, I guess that s just depression
No sense in fighting it now
You had me caught in your headlights
You were running me down

[Verse 2]
We speak in tongues and start to teethe
Lift your voice and scrape your knees
Kids in love will plant a seed
Resurrect and start to breathe

[Pre-Chorus]
I thought I was a creator
I m here just hanging around
Got my messiah impression
I think I got it nailed down

[Chorus]
I want to tell you we re alright
Want to erase all your doubt
I ve got this thorn dug in deeply
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it out

[Verse 3]
I m strumming with a heavy wrist
Were you one of the cured kids?
My shins burn for the replica youth
I hope that we can eject soon

[Pre-Chorus]
Because I don t want to surrender
Or lose your face in the crowd
I finally found all my courage
It was buried under the house

[Chorus]
Not just a manic depressive
Toting around my own cloud
I ve got a positive message
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it out
Sometimes I can t get it ou


Waste

[Intro]
[Older woman]
“Scream in there.”

[Younger woman]
“AHHHHHH!”

[Verse 1]
You and I are stuck in our ways
Talking about our salad days
What a damn lie

But you and I are stuck like glue
And that s the God damn truth
Baby, bye-bye

[Pre-Chorus]
Well, you could turn to water and we d all float on
Give up trying to be someone
Take your head apart
Free your own heart
You and I are stuck out of phase
Always begging for some grace when there s no time
We get no reply

[Chorus]
Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don t lose hope, my son
This is the last one


[Verse 2]
You and I repent of our sins
Yeah, we feel so American laying in the road
Was a shoe-in for the crash of the day
And we re never going to walk away
Never going home

[Pre-Chorus]
I m hoping that in time, you can lay down
All this weight you ve been carrying around and maybe one day
You ll find your way
To climb on up out of your grave
With the bits of you you managed to save
And for the last time
Yeah, you say good-bye

[Chorus]
Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don t lose hope, my son
This is the last one

Cause every night had you laid low
It s going to feel so good to let it go
It s all in your head, your race is run
Don t give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one

[Bridge]
You are not alone, you are not alone
You are not alone, you get to reset
You are not alone, you are not alone
You are not alone, you get to reset

[Chorus]
Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don t lose hope, my son
This is the last one

Every night had you laid low
It s going to feel so good to let it go
It s all in your head, your race is run
Don t give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one


Could Never Be Heaven

[Verse 1]
Do you know the words that make the hidden door open?
Can you speak my secret name and fix me?
I have no heart, I have no brain
Lord I have no courage
Can you get me home again?

[Refrain]
Could never be heaven without you
Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you

[Verse 2]
I was drowning in the lake, damned
Over a dead mining town
The cars and the homes lay still in the water
The deeper I sank, the less I died
The trees swayed, slow in the tide
There were people I love below me singing

[Refrain]
And all of the songs were about you
And all of the songs were about you
And all of the songs were about you

The whale is well-rehearsed
Swimming circles in the church
A Cardinalfish says, "God is dead"
The whale says, "Get out of my head
Get out of my head
Get out of my head"

You are not alone
We are not separate
My daughter s shoulders are my shoulders
My son s hands my hands
My wife s heart my own heart
I ve heard the outer darkness is really nice this time of year

[Refrain]
Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without
Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you

[Outro/Postlude]
"You ve got so many things that you do believe you ve been conditioned to believe in..."

"Mmhmm."

"And then if you try and break away from your conditioning and try and be sort of individual and, in least in our day and age right now, you start to think, Well, am I really doing this because I really want to be different? Am I doing it because there s such an emphasis placed to... "

"I miss you."

"You don t know how to break through this contradictory mess... and really find your own... authentic individuality."


Same Logic/Teeth

[Verse 1]
It s hard to walk through all the places that your life used to be in
So you thought you d shed a layer, maybe try on some new skin
Your friends are all imaginary, your shrink stopped answering her phone
So you decide to make incisions at your home while you re alone, all alone

But you re no tailor, you re no surgeon, none of your cuts go very straight
Every new layer you uncover reveals something else you hate
And then you cracked your head, and broke some bones
And when you glued them back together you found out you did it wrong

[Chorus]
Well this is the same logic that got us into trouble the first time
(When we discovered we could use)
The same logic to get us out of trouble
And shake off all the people we abuse

I don t need to know where you come from
If you don t know where you belong
So how s it feel to walk around, like you re some sort of freak
You re just a monster in a costume
A shade of what you used to be

[Verse 2]
And you ve got your kind of brand new face on, where all the skin s pulled thin and taut
And every kid you see starts crying so you stop going out for walks
Well I guess nothing can be perfect, so here s a comforting thought
At the bottom of the ocean fish won t judge you by your faults
(Judge you by your faults)

[Chorus]
Well this is the same logic that got us into trouble the first time
(When we discovered we could use)
The same logic to get us out of trouble
And shake off all the people we abuse

Don t need to know where you come from
If you don t know where you belong
So how s it feel to walk around, like you re some sort of freak
You re just an actor, but now they caught you
A shade of what you used to be

[Verse 3]
Goddamnit you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Goddamnit you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Well Goddamnit, you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Well Goddamnit, you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly

Boy, we gave you every opportunity
Boy we gave our hands to get you off your knees
Boy sat at our table and ate everything
You say that you re still hungry
Then bite the plates and break your teeth

(Guitar outro)

[Postlude - Older woman s voice]
We started with psychodrama...


137

[Verse 1]
Under the ocean
Next to a boiling vent
He s none the wiser
Earth s only resident
It piled up
Man, it was wall to wall
Blink of an eye
And all the problems solved

[Chorus]
Let s all go play Nagasaki
We can all get vaporised
Hold my hand, let s turn to ash
I ll see you on the other side

[Radio comm sample]
Hey it’s D1
I don’t know why it’s been so crazy... I haven’t gotten any letters from you in the last 2 days... I guess the mail kind of screwed up too...when the both of us get here it always is... If there wasn’t a war going on this place would be pretty nice

[Verse 2]
Before the garden
When you were all alone
You made the atom
Was that some inside joke
Open the gates
And then conceal the path
Let s load the gun
And see how long they last

[Radio comm sample]
“There goes the siren again
Oh, there, goes another round I gotta- uh, go to a bunker now"

[Chorus]
Let s go ring and run the bunkers
Baby won t you come outside?
Across the sea the birds are free
Let s watch them scream across the sky
Let s all go and meet our maker
They don t care whose side you re on
We re so afraid, I prayed and prayed
Before I learned to love the bomb

[Radio comm sample]
They won’t send you over to the side you’re not—He’s… he’s brave and he’s always going to that bunker, so don’t worry about him... No I’m not, there’s just not much more to say... Give my love to your parents and to my parents... I’ll send them a few things as soon as I get to where I’m going to—Soon I’ll be back home with my love, soon...I’ll be...But yeah... P.S. Duke, I love you

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Chorus]
Let s all go play Nagasaki
What a lovely way to die
A final show and we all go
So no one has to say goodbye
Let s all go and meet our maker
Won t matter whose side you re on
We re so afraid, I prayed and prayed
When God told me to love the bomb

 

Out of Mana

[Verse 1]
First write down all of your fears
Then sweep the feathers you ve preened
Next you should dominate
All the quests everyone said were too hard
Unless you go back to sleep

[Chorus]
Don t back out
Or we ll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You re smashed to smithereens

[Verse 2]
We ve filled out all of the forms
Translated all of our dreams
Freed love and perfected every inch
Weeknights down at the gym
Took every thing that we pleased

[Chorus]
Don t crack up
Don t lose touch
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You ll pray to pieces

[Bridge]
I ll break and create life
All praise player one
Infinite lives, in time will come up

[Instrumental riff]

Did we build Babel together
Jibber jabber, changing colors
Aliens talking to airplanes
Every time the place is the same
Hope we can do this forever

[Chorus]
Don t back out
Or we ll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You re smashed to smithereens

Don t back out
Or we ll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Heaven s digital
You burn to little bits
I m psycho
Can you know this?

[Interlude: wind chimes]

[Acoustic postlude]
I have to go
I want to say I m in love with you
And I m more than the skin of my teeth
I digress
I am a mess, I m in love with you
I will go without water or sleep
I m a ghost
I can t say I know that I m even here
Or is this some eternal test
Holy crow
I ll never know if it s more or less
No reset


In the Water

[Verse 1]
In the water, they sort it out
They were waist to neck in December somehow
In the water, they twist and shout
They were born again, so they can start living now
In the water, they saw the face
Of the man who once owned it, ashamed and disgraced
In the water, they asked them both
"How did you get the gold without digging any holes?"

[Chorus]
Never had it any other way
Drowning in the praise
Never had a chance to break apart
Hard for them to see
What s really in this place, now

[Verse 2]
"Hide your daughters", the old men say
You were young once before, you know how we get our way
Feel the horror with no delay
We all see what once was beautiful has turned and old and grey

[Chorus]
Never had it any other way
Drowning in the praise
Never had a chance to break apart
Hard for them to see
It s really a disgrace

[Bridge]
I can t think it enough
Can t say it enough
Can t do it enough
I can t make it enough
Can t fake it enough
I don t want it enough
So everyone ll wait

[Instrumental riff]

[Chorus]
Never had it any other way
Drowning in the grace
Never had a chance to break apart
Hard for them to see
It s really in its place

[Outro]
I can t say it enough
Can t sing it enough
So I ll find another way

[Postlude: Old man]
And we sing this morning that wonderful and grand ol message
And I don t know about you, I never get tired of it
Numbe-

[Robotic voice:]
The seven years
The seven years
The seven years
The seven years
The seven years
The seven years
The seven years


Desert

[Verse 1]
Last night I heard a voice that said, "This is the end"
All my nerves have been worn to the threads
I only honestly have one or two left
I got my faith, I got my family
I got a wire fence around my whole stake
If I believe only half what I read
I got a reason to be dug in deep

[Chorus]
It s revelation saying
Don t come running to me
When they re coming for you

[Verse 2]
I seen those boys kissing boys
With their mouth in the street
But I raised my son to be a righteous man
I made it clear to him what fear of God means

I d hold him down under Tompkins Lake
Before I ever let him go to the wolves
The path we walk is only narrow and straight
No son of mine will wander astray
Abomination

[Chorus]
Don t come running to me when they re coming for you
(Don t come running to me when they re coming for you)
Don t come running to me when they re coming for you
(Don t come running to me when they re coming for you)

[Verse 3]
Last night I heard a voice that said, “Don t give up your gun”
They keep washing right up on those shores
Man they re gathering their numbers up
Those bleeding hearts come marching down my road
Well I ll be waiting right here at my door
It s a lie to say it wouldn t be fun
If you re joining them then I got one
With your name on it

[Chorus]
Don t come running to me when they re coming for you
(Don t come running to me when they re coming for you)
Don t come running to me when they re coming for you
(Don t come running to me when they re coming for you)

Don t come running to me when they come gunning for you
(Don t come running to me when they come gunning for you)

Don t come running to me when they re coming for you
(Don t come running to me when they re coming for you)

God is love


No Control

[Verse 1]
In the end, we weren t much
With the hollow space
Shrank down inside of all of us
For the good
Of all men
Hold me down
Underwater and don t let me up again

[Chorus]
No control
No control
No control
No control

[Verse 2]
Be for someone else
Love is in your actions (yeah!)
I got a job
So let me find 10 million distractions
Some get sick
Some don t get cured
That s how it goes
But the worst is over
Chum and throw me overboard

[Chorus]
No control (I thought I knew the way out but then)
No control (It started over again)
No control (I hear your voice coming through the grey)
No control ("Run away")

[Bridge]
Holding the mic to this pillar of salt
She won t sing anything at all
Kiss me once on each eyelid
So I can see how I dreamed it

[Chorus]
No control
No control
No control
No control
No control (I thought I knew the way out but then)
No control (It started over again)
No control (I hear your voice coming through the grey)
No control ("Run away")

[Outro/Postlude: Punk riff fades in, ends abruptly and is followed by an insane-sounding person singing unintelligibly and then cackling, static noise crackles throughout]


451

[Verse 1]
I m awake, there s no part to play
Drinking Drano, smoking grass, one under the pass
What we saw in the woods today, repeat 60 cycle delay (hey)
My TV says it s all in your head so shake it out and share your bread
We re not separate, waste your thoughts and waste your time
I live in yours and you in mine
(Swallow the pitch that flows from the Earth)

[Chorus]
Soft spot, lightning rod, my paint is peeling
A million suns won t fill you up
If you can t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
Pass the plate and you sit back down
And go back to your hole in the woods under ground
(Wait, wait, wait a second)

[Verse 2]
The clock ticks but you just sit and wish you had someone to wrestle with
It s a small tooth touch, it comes around and rings your bell
Shows you how you thought you felt
Slowly floss your holy molars
Deader than a Donner daughter
I start the car with my mind
Fired up my fear machine, can t help what they drove into me
(Swallow the pitch that flows from the earth)

[Chorus]
Soft spot, lightning rod, my paint is peeling
A million suns won t fill you up
If you can t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
Pass the plate and you sit back down
And go back to your hole in the woods under ground

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Chorus]
Soft spot, lightning rod, my paint is peeling
A million suns won t fill you up
If you can t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
I pass the plate and I sit back down
And go back to my hole in the woods under ground


Batter Up

In the valley of your slowly-fading memory
Are there pastures bathed in some uncertain light where you won’t graze?
Paths you won t take?

Spin around now
Can you hear me?
Am I still buzzing in my sleep?
What does it feel like to shine between everything?

It s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up

I saw something in the night sky over Camden
Turned around and drove the opposite direction cause I fear them
Now when will they come?

You were all I see
You were everything
Cast about you, turning up your gravity and pull me in
Or under

It s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up


And even though the roar died in your throat
The lines get blurred
Lose whoever you once were
Died and returned to the earth
Found ourselves back
In love

It s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up
Never gets forgot
Batter up
Don t get what you want
Batter up
Batter up
Batter up

[Finale, a severe thunderstorm, maniacal laughter and UFO-like noises are heard]

(That was the one right there...This is what we were waiting for...)

(All noise fades)


BIOLINKS:

http://www.procrastinatemusictraitors.com/artists/brand-new
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