Posted in music | tour dates on September 18, 2013


Last week, we mentioned that The Jazz June are reuniting and will play the official Topshelf Records CMJ showcase with three younger likeminded bands, Caravels, Have Mercy, and Enemines, and one more TBA. Well it turns out that the TBA band is yet another reunited veteran emo band: Braid. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated show flyer below.

Braid have also announced that they'll be releasing a new full length record on Topshelf in 2014, their first since 1998's Frame & Canvas and the followup to their 2011 reunion EP, Closer to Closed, which came out on Polyvinyl. The band and label have also expressed a mutual appreciation for each other, with the Topshelf co-founder Kevin Duquette writing:

I first heard about this band from a cassette mix tape my friend Greg made for a girl at his church camp over a decade ago. He somehow never managed to give her the tape so he gave it to me instead. My old '94 Dodge Ram van's cassette player long ago ate up that tape, but the band has been a mainstay for both Seth and I ever since. We. Love. This. Band.
And Braid frontman Bob Nanna responding:
We're fans of all of the bands on Topshelf's roster and love the spirit with which Seth and Kevin run the label. It feels great to be a part of such an energetic and youthful movement - one that is happening right now.
Besides CMJ, Braid have a few other live appearances scheduled for this year, including a Chicago show and Gainesville's The Fest. All dates are listed, along with some recent live videos, below...


Braid at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Braid at The Fest 2012

Braid - "Please Drive Faster" at The Grog Shop in Cleveland - 8/7/12

Topshelf CMJ

Braid -- 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 05 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, IL w/ All Eyes West
Oct 19 St. Vitus Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) w/ The Jazz June, etc
Nov 02 Florida Theater Gainesville, FL (The Fest)




Comments (8)

I can see the headlines, in bold black letters on the cover of top magazines....
"Braids are reuniting! Nobody cares."

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 3:54 PM

We are in the era of zombie music, where long-dead bands and genres are rising from the grave to terrorize us all. What can save us from this horrible plague? This music died for a reason, why can't it just stay dead?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 4:03 PM

WILL BUY THIS. Haters can get fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 5:15 PM


Jesus can't they come up with good names anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 5:29 PM

This is Braid. They are from the 90s so they couldn't come up with good names back then either?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 8:56 PM

When I think back, there were lots of great band names from the 90's:

Red Hot Chilly Peppers
Green Day
The Cosby Show
Better than Ezra
The Black Crowes
Straight Edge
Green Jello
Ugly Kid Joe
(I could go on for days such classic times then)

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 11:19 PM

I love Braid, they were so great.

Posted by Raina | October 15, 2013 8:35 AM

I'm not from an english speaking country too. I was just 'defending' myself, 'cause he used the word hipster to offend me, which I am not. That was just a random comment made to point out something which I actually didn't want to seem like, a boring hipster. I'm not sure if I understood what you meant, if you could please talk to me in portuguese (my language) or spanish then I could explain myself better.

Posted by Mera | October 18, 2014 10:46 AM

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