Bob Nanna of Braid at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
As previously mentioned, veteran emo band Braid are releasing a new album on Topshelf Records this year, their first full length since 1998's Frame & Canvas and the followup to their 2011 reunion EP, Closer to Closed. Since we last spoke, more details on that have surfaced, including that it's called No Coast and will be out on July 8. It was produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Paint It Black). Check out the artwork and tracklist below.
Braid are also touring (including shows with Into It. Over It. and Pity Sex), but unfortunately not hitting NYC. Co-frontman Bob Nanna is going on a solo tour with Get Up Kids singer Matt Pryor that hits NYC on May 9 at Knitting Factory though. Tickets for that one are still available. All Braid dates are listed below.
Braid is not to be confused with Canadian indie pop band Braids, who just released an outtake from 2013's Flourish // Perish. That song, "Deep Running," can be streamed below. Braids are opening Wye Oak's tour which kicks off in Pennsylvania this Friday (5/2) and hits NYC on 5/7 at Webster Hall (tickets).
Braid tour schedule & album info and Braids song stream below...
Braids - "Deep Running"
Braid - No Coast
02. East End Hollows
03. No Coast
05. Many Enemies
07. Put Some Wings On That Kid
09. Doing Yourself In
10. Climber New Entry
11. Light Crisis
12. This Is Not A Revolution
Braid -- 2014 Tour Dates
July 08 - Lansing, MI - Common Ground Music Festival
July 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar (w/ Into It. Over It.)
July 10 - Cincinnati, OH - South Gate House Revival (w/ Pity Sex, Signals Midwest)
July 11 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar (w/ Pity Sex, Signals Midwest)
July 12 - Champaign, IL - Mariposa Music Festival