photos by Mimi Hong

“Hi, we’re Brand New,” Jesse Lacey said last night (7/12) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion stop of their co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse. The set then opened abruptly with “Mene,” the sunshine of golden hour pouring into the pavilion. The beginning of the set was mostly songs from Daisy, followed by “1996” from the 2006 leaked demos (which the band just released re-worked versions of), moving into crowd favorites from Deja Entendu and The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. The crowd was singing the whole set, but was noticeably loudest during “Jesus Christ.” Jesse was alone on stage with an acoustic guitar for “Play Crack the Sky,” which was followed by their newest single “I Am A Nightmare.” The set ended with an extended-outro version of “You Won’t Know,” and the screens read ‘Brand New 2018’ as the band walked off stage.

Modest Mouse opened their set with the sunny “The World At Large," followed by tons of favorites like "A Different City," "Doin' the Cockroach, "Trailer Trash," "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," "Float On," and more. They had their usual production of beautiful lights, with the crowd singing along for all of their set as well.

The tour brings the bands to NYC for a Madison Square Garden show on Thursday (7/14). More pictures and both bands' setlists from Merriweather Post Pavilion below...

Brand New 

Modest Mouse

Brand New Setlist (via)
At the Bottom
Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light
Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't
Sowing Season
Play Crack the Sky
I Am a Nightmare
You Won't Know

Modest Mouse Setlist (via)
The World at Large
A Different City
Missed the Boat
The Tortoise and the Tourist
Doin' the Cockroach
Pups to Dust
Trailer Trash
Satin in a Coffin
This Devil's Workday
Lampshades on Fire
(extended outro)
Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
Sugar Boats
The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box
Float On
Shit Luck