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Braid reuniting, putting out a new LP (Get Up Kids out today)

“i read this as Braid and got excited” – Anonymous | November 28, 2010 11:38 PM

“Third post about this band and I
always think it reads Braid…” – Anonymous | November 29, 2010 9:31 AM

“how are you gonna name your band braids without someone, anyone telling you “yeah,so there was already this band called braid in the 90s who were a pretty big deal and you’ll look like clueless morons if you go around calling yourselves that”?” – Anonymous | November 30, 2010 12:22 AM

Braid (not to be confused with Braids)
Braid

The Eagle: Why did Braid initially break up?

Bob Nanna: Chris [Broach] – one of the guitar players – wanted to stop touring and go back to school. The rest of us were still into touring and wanted to keep going. Basically Chris wanted to go back to school and we all thought it would be better to break up the band at that point in time. We decided to start a new band at that point.

The Eagle: Why did you decide to reunite and go back on tour?

Nanna: Mainly for people who got into us after we broke up and never got a chance to see us play. We got together to do commentary for this DVD that came out [on May 11] and when we got together to do commentary we were just talking about how cool it would be if we played a show when the DVD came out to promote it and have fun and let people come and see us play. Then since we all realized we didn’t have much to do over the summer that we would just do a tour and give everyone in the U.S. a chance to see us play.

The Eagle: How do you react to the assertion that Braid was one of the godfathers of emo?

Nanna: Mixed. I don’t know. I guess it’s kind of flattering, but when you think about it it’s not like we invented something new. We were taking bits and pieces of all these other genres that we liked and making it our own. I would even think of other bands before Braid as the “godfathers” just because we tended to copy some bands as well.

The above comes from a 2004 interview with Braid vocalist/guitarist Bob Nanna during their first reunion. Now comes word, via AV Club Chicago, that not only will they reunite again, but Braid will record a new 12-inch with J. Robbins (who helmed their last record, Frame And Canvas) for release this year on Polyvinyl Records who will “officially announce the record tomorrow” according to AV Club.

Braids (the plural band from Canada) are touring in February with Baths.

In other emo inventor news, The Get Up Kids have a new album (out TODAY) and a tour coming soon too. You can stream “There Are Rules” over at Spinner and purchase it for just $3.99 over at Amazon. Their latest set of tour dates and a live Braid video are below…


Braid live in Bloomington, In., circa 1994


The Get Up Kids – 2011 Tour Dates
January 25 – Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse ^
January 26 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues ^
January 27 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour ^
January 28 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^
January 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s ^
January 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill ^
February 01 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater ^
February 02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s ^
February 03- Seattle, WA @ The Knitting Factory ^
February 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound ^
February 05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^
February 23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
February 24 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
February 25 – St.Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre #
February 26 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club #
February 27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
March 01 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat #
March 02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
March 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
March 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts #
March 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts #
March 06 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
March 08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
March 09 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
March 10 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
March 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge #
March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
March 13 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck #

^ with Steel Train and River City Extension
# with Miniature Tigers and Brian Bonz

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