"The amount of fucking-over that goes on is astounding. It's like a heightened reality."
-- aubateau, on the Long Island faction of fandom's wtfery.
It’s generally accepted that in bandslash (or at least the little corner of it that I hang out in) we’ve got a few factions going. The largest, most well known being the Fueled By Ramen (FBR) bands, which include Fall Out Boy and by extension all of Pete Wentz’s Decaydance bands (think Panic at the Disco, and Gym Class Heroes). Then we’ve got the Jersey bands, the most obvious being My Chemical Romance, with some Thursday and Saves the Day thrown in every once and again, as well as pretty much every band out there that has had anything to do with any of these bands ever (The Used, 30 Seconds to Mars, Rise Against). One would think that between Pete Wentz groping his dick online and Gerard Way begging the boys in the audience to get naked, there would be enough gay to satisfy even the heartiest of slashers. But gay is like birthday presents or Deadwood dvd extras - too much is never enough.
Thank God for Long Island.
The Long Island faction of bandom consists of three main aka “core” bands. They are: Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run, and Brand New. This Primer will focus on the relationship between these bands and their members, key events they mutually experienced or were effected by, as well as very brief overviews of both Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run. Mostly, this primer will focus on the band Brand New and their musical history/timeline. This primer is very image and text heavy - it is NOT dial up friendly. All the links, excluding the footnotes, are external unless otherwise stated, and will open in a new window unless you command+T that shit. I try to site sources wherever possible, and in general be very thorough. I’m told it’s creepy.
( This Is The Way You Wish Your [Band] Sounds: The Brand New/General Long Island PrimerCollapse )
ETA #1 (05.08.08): Some random ~~gossipy info added to the bottom of the primer.
ETA #2 (30.08.08): Added some quote about the Fight Off Your Demons demos leak. Found here, in the sub-section.
ETA #3 (11.01.09): New website dramz! In place of the BN thread on the Phorum Netwerk site, there is now the cryptic message, "Gone Fishing." View the screencap here.
ETA #4 (11.01.09): The new Brand New record is set for release 22 September, 2009. It is called Daisy.
NOTE: I am no longer editing/keeping up this primer. All the photos are gone because my photobucket is gone, but for the record, every single photo I found through google images.