Posted in music | tour dates on July 3, 2014

by Andrew Sacher


Legendary '90s emo band Braid will finally release their first full length in 16 years, No Coast, next week (7/8) via Topshelf, and the band have now made it available to stream on NPR. Reunion records can often go very wrong (see Pixies, Black Flag), but No Coast is sounding pretty damn good for any band, let alone one who hasn't written a record together in over a decade (they did put out an EP in 2011). If you long for the Braid of old, some of that is here, hints of post-Braid band Hey Mercedes show up too, and if you're new to Braid but are a fan of the countless newer bands they've influenced, this sounds as fresh and inspired as those too. Check it out here.

The week of the release, there will be an official release party in NYC on July 10 at Idle Hands (25 Ave B). It's one of Washed Up Emo's Emo Nights, which means they'll be spinning old school emo all night. 8PM start, no cover.

Later in the month, Braid will bring their tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Marietta to NYC on July 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are still available.

After the MHOW show, co-lead singers Bob Nanna and Chris Broach will be DJing an afterparty in Brooklyn (location TBA), and it's rumored to be Washed Up Emo's first Emo Night in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for more.

Stream two tracks from No Coast below...


Braid - "No Coast"

Braid - "Bang"



Comments (52)

Hair we go again with braid!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 11:33 AM

Manhattan > Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:17 PM

Braid is Back!!!yepeeee

Posted by nick | July 3, 2014 12:17 PM

This shit is awful, it was bad enough back in the day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:06 PM

Sacher, outside of your weird little emo circle, there is not a soul who thinks Braid is legendary. I know you're too young to remember when they were around the first time, but they were mocked pretty hard.

Dweebs in the 90s, dweebs today.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:13 PM


we truly need to bring back some 2nd wave emo giants like mohinder or antioch arrow.

3rd wave is for the chicks and friend zone dorks

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Could someone recount some legends about Braid for me?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:32 PM

Legend has it the singer cried at their last show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:37 PM

Legend has it that someone farted in the pit at their last show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:56 PM

Wait, who is this now?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 2:14 PM

Lotta people like Braid. That being said, it seems as though the only band BrooklynVegan commenters agree upon is Pulp. I hear they have a movie coming out?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 2:38 PM

No, seriously. Sacher - got any Braid legends you could tell us?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 4:36 PM


This is exactly what I'm talking about when it comes to paying attention to he Professor's grammar lessons. Behold:

Legendary '90s emo band Braid will ...

Notice how it wasn't 90's?

Nice going. A Billy on the house for you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 5:48 PM

Another great new record by a band 20 years later:

Citizens Arrest EP after their reunion!

Soaked in Others Blood.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 6:44 PM

Dear Andrew,

For enlightenment, might you please pontificate over the many legendary tales that surround Braid? While I do applaud your grammar, I fail to connect with your labeling said band as "Legendary".


The Chef

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 7:08 PM

Call me when Tapioca and the Flea are playing MHOW.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 7:37 PM

Flea was just in Brooklyn at the Ornette show, chump.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 7:45 PM

I'll never forget the feeling I had the first time I heard Braid. It was kind of like fucking a jar of vegan mayonnaise.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 8:22 PM

Good grief y'all are some haters! I can't listen to ANY emo because it always makes me think of Braid, and then of how Braid is better, and then how specifically Frame and Canvas is the best emo record ever. So then I just turn it off and put on F&C instead. It's good. Still. Over 15 years later. And I don't understand commenting things like "the shit is awful" "someone farted" blah blah blah. But whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 9:15 PM


Nice typo, douche canoe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 10:48 AM

Legend: I heard that Braid was once on stage at the Middle East downstairs in Cambridge and someone in the upstairs restaurant really did have the hummus platter (which is, in and of itself, legendary) instead of seeing them play. Can anyone confirm this story, or is it just legend?

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 11:46 AM

"Another great new record by a band 20 years later:

Citizens Arrest EP after their reunion!

Soaked in Others Blood."

although it has nothing to do w emo or really anything, this guy speaks the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 12:41 PM

Legend has it that when Braid first broke up, they fleeced their poor, misguided fans with too many unnecessary posthumous releases for such a short-lived band, then 3/4 of the band immediately formed a new band that sounded exactly like the old one, then five years later the other 1/4 rejoined them for the inevitable midlife crisis reunion tour. This band is nowhere near as "important" or "legendary" as their publicist would like you to believe.

Posted by bibber | July 4, 2014 5:19 PM

Did you guys really all listen to emo back in the day? I ask because it has always been horrible music for anti-social beta males to stroke their tiny dicks to.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 7:34 PM

^ Never end a sentence with "to", ya tiny dick stroker.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 8:54 PM

Is to.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 9:45 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2014 9:05 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 Ashley | November 4, 2014 6:01 AM

good work...

Posted by saba | March 13, 2015 8:51 AM

Is the full length for Braid released, as it was supposed to be released after 16 years . ?

Posted by Stacy Benedict | May 28, 2015 5:18 AM

I am currently Listening this best tracks Braid - "No Coast", Braid - "Bang", It's really amazing.

Posted by Honey | May 31, 2015 4:19 PM

Braid is Back!!!yepeeee

Posted by Ravi | July 13, 2015 1:08 AM

I love braids music, awesome.

Posted by darek | September 7, 2015 1:46 PM

here we go again

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Braid. Another band. Another name dropper.

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