by Andrew Sacher
photo by Mitchell Wojcik
As mentioned a few times, reunited emo vets Braid are putting out No Coast (on 7/8 via Topshelf), their first full length since 1998's Frame & Canvas and first release since 2011's Closer to Closed EP. You've already heard the first single, "Bang," and now the band have unleashed the record's title track, via Entertainment Weekly. Unlike the vaguely post-hardcore "Bang," this one's punchy power pop closer to The Promise Ring (or Davey von Bohlen's post-Promise Ring band Maritime) than Braid's classic material. It's good too, and you can check it out below.
Braid celebrate Chicago venue Double Door's 20th Anniversary with The Smoking Popes in their home state this weekend (6/14), and in July they'll kick off a tour which was just expanded to include a Northeast run that hits NJ on 7/23 at Asbury Lanes and NYC on 7/26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. No openers announced for those dates yet, but other tour dates are being opened by Pity Sex, Into it. Over It., and more. Tickets for those shows will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
Braid - "No Coast"
Braid -- 2014 Tour Dates
JUNE 14 - Chicago, IL - Double Door 20th Anniversary w/ The Smoking Popes
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
JULY 23 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
JULY 24 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
JULY 25 - Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
JULY 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
JULY 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle