Label: Dreamworks Brand New
Brand New's grasp of melody has always been tenuous at very best, but on Daisy the group seems to totally let go. In interviews, they have claimed the album was recorded with their live show in mind. That makes total sense -- Daisy is dense, monochromatic, angst-ridden and really kind of relentless. Sure, there's some, uh, light fare, like "You Stole" and the title track, but it's songs such as "Gasoline" that reflect the album's overall balance between arty modern rock and heavy post-hardcore.