Brand New is an American rock band that formed in 2000 in Merrick, New York. The band consists of Jesse Lacey (lead vocalist/guitarist/lyricist), Vincent Accardi (guitarist/lyricist),Garrett Tierney (bassist), Brian Lane (drummer), and Derrick Sherman (guitarist/keyboardist)
Prior to Brand New’s official formation, in the late 1990s Jesse Lacey, Garrett Tierney, Brian Lane were all members of the post-hardcore band The Rookie Lot, along with Brandon Reilly and alex dunne of Crime In Stereo. After the band’s split and not playing together for a while, Lacey, Lane and Tierney started to rehearse again. They then recruited guitarist Vincent Accardi, who had been playing in a band called One Last Goodbye, since Reilly had joined The Movielife.
All four members had backgrounds linking into their local Long Island independent and hardcore music scenes, but with influences from an array of artists ranging from Buddy Rich to The Archers of Loaf. They eventually formed Brand New in 2000, in a basement in Merrick, New York. Their initial intention was always to “move outside of whatever notions they felt inclined to when they were making music as younger people.
In 2008 the band started their own record label named Procrastinate! Music Traitors. The first act signed to the label was longtime friend Kevin Divine.
They've been busy writing new songs for the past few years whilst they've been touring over the US and Europe. In November 2014 Brand New's website referred to the them being in the studio. Since then there has been much speculation as to what they are up to. In April 2015 they released a new song 'Mene'.