Friday, July 4, 2014
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 10 p.m.
Long Island rockers Brand New have been channeling rage and disappointment into smart, ferocious punk since 2000, which isn’t to say that they haven’t been maturing with age. The group’s fourth and latest album, 2009’s Daisy, displayed a periodic softer touch, with slow passages and piano interludes—though usually those sophisticated trappings foreshadowed jarring tempo shifts that snapped the group right back to noisier terrain. Recently the group has been hinting that a follow-up album may be in the works. “A lot has gone on the last few weeks,” they posted on their website last month. “Some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building. We will update you more soon.”