Brand New are one of my favourite bands. It’s nearly exactly 5 years since their last album but they tour almost constantly. They rarely ever do any interviews but in this video from this week they had a pretty in depth talk about their guitars, amps and effects for Premierguitar.com. No mention of albums but they did leave a teaser mention on their website last week saying they had been writing recently.
Anyway, this is the level of detail all electric guitarists should think about when buying new gear. Not just trying out random stuff and seeing how it goes. Looking into what the guitarists you like listening to are using is always a good idea.