But Pierce warmed up to the idea, and the rowdy rock band is trying to do the impossible: throw a New Year’s Eve party that doesn’t suck. The gig serves to celebrate a good year for Mellow Bravo: they turned heads at the Rock and Roll Rumble in April, landed 2010 riff-rouser “I Get Off” as the opening-credit music for the Food Network’s Sugar High, and established themselves as one of the best live shitshow bands in Boston.

Their New Year’s Eve cause is aided by a fairly kick-ass line-up (Cocked N’ Loaded, Township, Planetoid, and the Grinds), so Pierce doesn’t care who shows up in Central Square. “I’m hoping it packs up with norms and they all get a piece.”

What they’ll also get is a hearty selection from Bravo’s upcoming sophomore album, which will drop in March with release parties both in Boston and at SXSW. The as-yet-untitled effort was recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston. “There’s a lotta soft stuff on there, it’s gonna freak people out,” Pierce warns. “But it’s definitely got heavy stuff on there, too. It’s all over the place. We just wanted people to know we’re not a drunken frat-rock band.”

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