by Andrew Sacher
braidedveins is a punk side project from Flint, MI featuring members of bluesy crew Empty Orchestra, the drummer of pop punk band The Swellers, and others. Making a departure from the sounds of their main groups, braidedveins make abrasive hardcore in the vein of Blacklisted, The Suicide File, and The Bronx. And while this might technically be a side project, the band don't sound like they're just messin' around. They've got big riffs, cutthroat vocals, and a genuine sound that honors its influences but still pushes the genre forward.
braidedveins' debut EP, Future/Forever comes out via Save Your Generation Records on December 10 (pre-order), and one of its tracks, "On the Limits of Tomorrow," now makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, along with another EP track "The Nature Cruise of the Century!," artwork and tracklisting, below.
braidedveins don't have any upcoming dates at the moment except for a hometown show at Flint Local 432 on 12/21, but The Swellers have a fall tour coming up, including a run with Candy Hearts that hits NYC for a previously discussed show on October 25 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Swellers dates are listed, along with the braidedveins streams, artwork and tracklist, below...
braidedveins - "On The Limits of Tomorrow"
braidedveins - "The Nature Cruise of the Century!"
braidedveins - Future/Forever
01. Watch Carefully
02. How Did You Imagine the End?
03. Some Fundamental Questions on the Nature of Being
04. The Future Lasts Forever
05. The Nature Cruise of the Century!
06. On the Limits of Tomorrow
07. To Whomever Finds This Document:
The Swellers -- 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 18 - Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen (w/On My Honor)
Oct 19 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
Oct 20 - Kent, OH - Euro Gyro (Early Show)
Oct 20 - Cleveland, OH - Locker Room @ Mahall's (Late Show)
Oct 21 - Buffalo, NY - Flower House
Oct 22 - New Brunswick, NJ - Court Tavern*
Oct 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Mt. Thrashmore
Oct 24 - Guilford, CT - Mike's House
Oct 25 - New York, NY - Webster Hall Studio (w/On My Honor)*
Oct 26 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (w/Big D and the Kids Table)
Oct 27 - Richmond, VA - House Address
Oct 28 - Greensboro, NC - New York Pizza (w/On My Honor)
Oct 29 - Ybor City, FL - The Ritz (Pre-Fest)
Oct 30 - Pembroke Pines, FL - Talent Farm*
Nov 1 - Gainesville, FL - 8 Seconds (The Fest)
Nov 2 - Orlando, FL - Capstan House
Nov 3 - Buford, GA - BlastHouse (w/On My Honor)
Nov 4 - Arab, AL - Roller Knights (w/On My Honor)
Nov 5 - Knoxville, TN - Longbranch Saloon (w/On My Honor)
Nov 6 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo
Nov 7 - Oklahoma City, OK - TBA
Nov 8 - Dallas, TX - TBA
Nov 9 - Austin, TX - Infest
Nov 10 - San Antonio - House
Nov 11 - Midland, TX - Pine Box
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Cat House
Nov 13 - Tempe, AZ - The Spot
Nov 14 - Henderson, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall
Nov 15 - Encinitas, CA - House
Nov 16 - Canoga Park, CA - Cobalt Cafe
Nov 17 - Pomona, CA - Montano's House
Nov 21 - Oakland, CA - 1234 Go! Records (w/Heartsounds)
Nov 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - TBA
Nov 23 - Cheyenne, WY - Lions Park Old Community House (Early Show)
Nov 23 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater (Late Show)
Nov 24 - Omaha, NE - The Hideout
Nov 25 - Mankato, MN - The Cherry Pit
Nov 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Charlie Siren House
Nov 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Bunker (Cvlt Pizza)
* - w/ Candy Hearts