It always takes me a few weeks to get into any of their new stuff. For 'Devil and God,' I had to see it in person before I felt any pull to those new songs.
As much as I love Brand New, Jesse Lacey is a little bitch. I saw them for the third time at Lollapalooza last year and he quit 20 mins early after throwing his guitar into the drums and asking the crowd why we weren't watching Explosions in the Sky (who were playing at the same time) and saying dumb shit like "this next song is called Bombtrack" because he thought half of his crowd was actually there for RATM. Which they were, but there were a lot of people who came to see him play and instead got a little temper tantrum.