# Braid

Braid Release “Bang” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 17, 2014

Braid have released a new music video for “Bang.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: Braid - No Coast

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 14, 2014

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by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Sometime during the past two years, the phrase “Emo Revival” emerged from the punk community’s woodworks.  Some might say the now (in)famous term was coined right here at PropertyOfZack, while others say the expression just appeared out of thin air, making its way into internet punk lexicon as if it had always been there.  And now that the “Emo Revival” is in full swing, giants from the 1990s emo explosion have rubbed the sleep from their eyes and joined the Second Great Melancholy. However, unlike fellow legends Texas Is The Reason and American Football, Braid are not content with just a reunion tour — they want the want to do the whole shebang and No Coast, their first studio album in sixteen years, is the result.

No Coast is not some symbolic, celebratory first pitch at a AAA baseball game meant to appease a nostalgic crowd, but rather it is a bright new take on a time tested formula that Braid, themselves, pioneered.  Bob Nanna and Chris Broach trade guitar licks that sparkle like a freshly popped bottle of vintage Dom Pérignon throughout the album, proving that their ability to craft delicate hooks has not gone anywhere.

Nanna and Broach were practically of the same mind and body on seminal album Frame and Canvas, and while their personal relationship over the past decade and a half may have been tumultuous at some times, their musical chemistry has never withered.  The vocal exchanges between Nanna and Broach are spot on; the two singers play off of each other’s talents, while maintaining their place as two of emo’s most unique voices.  Songs like “Lux” and “Many Enemies” showcase the duo’s earnest deliveries that often come off like a sincere lover pleading with their partner to stay for just one more night.

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Braid Stream First Album In 16 Years, ‘No Coast’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 30, 2014

Braid are gearing up to release No Coast, their first album in sixteen years. Stream the full album here and check out upcoming tour dates below after the jump.

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Braid East Coast Tour With AGBPOL, Marietta

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 16, 2014

Braid are taking A Great Big Pile Of Leaves and Marietta on their upcoming East Coast tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Braid Add A Great Big Pile Of Leaves To Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 11, 2014

Braid have extended their summer tour on No Coast into late-July and have added A Great Big Pile Of Leaves to those shows. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Braid Extend Summer Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 5, 2014

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Braid have extended their summer tour on No Coast into late-July. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Braid Stream Title Track Of ‘No Coast’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 4, 2014

Braid will be releasing No Coast, their first album in 16 years, on July 8th via Topshelf Records. The album was produced by Will Yip (La Dispute, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw). Stream “No Coast” here via EW or below after the jump.

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Braid Stream “Bang” From ‘No Coast’

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2014

Braid will be releasing No Coast, their first album in 16 years, on July 8th via Topshelf Records. The album was produced by Will Yip (La Dispute, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw). Stream a new song called “Bang” here via NPR or below after the jump.

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Braid Announce First Album In 16 Years, ‘No Coast’

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 29, 2014

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Braid will be releasing No Coast, their first album in 16 years, on July 8th via Topshelf Records. The album was produced by Will Yip (La Dispute, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw). Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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Braid Announce Summer Tour; Tap Pity Sex, Into It. Over It., Signals Midwest For Support

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 23, 2014

Braid are going out on a brief summer tour and are taking out Pity Sex, Into It. Over It., and Signals Midwest on select dates. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Interview: Bob Nanna, Mark Rose

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 8, 2014

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PropertyOfZack Senior Writer Jesse Richman sat down with Bob Nanna (Braid) and Mark Rose (Spitalfield) at SXSW a few weeks ago. We chatted with Bob and Mark about their SXSW experiences, growing Downwrite, podcasting, future music, and a ton more. Check out the interview below!

by Jesse Richman

POZ: So how are you guys doing?
Both: Doin’ great!
 
POZ: So let’s start with Bob. You just got offstage at the BrooklynVegan day party [at SXSW]. How do you feel like your set went?
BN: I feel like it went really well. It’s always weird, you know, when it’s just one person. In this case, I had Lauren, my fiancee, come up and sing a few songs with me. Either way, it’s quiet, it’s a fest, there’s music everywhere, but I think it went well. There were enough people up front where everyone could hear if they wanted to hear.
 
POZ: Cool. You have been playing quite the South By schedule this year. You’ve been doing a lot of shows! What was the decision behind that?
BN: There really is no decision. When we decided to come to SXSW — and this is the same as when Braid came, I actually played some solo shows and with Lauren as well (as Jack And Ace) — you just try and play as much as possible. Because that’s what you’re here for, to play music in front of people. At least for folks like Mark and myself. So when we decided to come down I just started getting on the phone with people, I was like “can I play your showcase? Can I get on your show?” So I played the Topshelf one and the Count Your Lucky Stars one and the BrooklynVegan one. I try and play as much as possible. And then we did our own showcase as well.
 
POZ: One thing I was going to say is, you had a decent crowd in there at the BrooklynVegan showcase but it was definitely smaller than the crowd up at the Topshelf showcase I was at. That was the one you didn’t end up getting to play at [the show was shut down by police before his set]. I guess I’m just wondering, you know, “emo revival” is all the talk right now, and yet for all the talk that Pitchfork and these other sites are covering it, and how it’s now “cool” again, it seems like maybe there’s still a divide here.
BN: Well, a little bit, but it’s not… there aren’t even playing fields. The line to get in here is stupid. I had friends texting me beforehand like “can you get me in” and no, I tried, but it’s at capacity, they won’t let anybody in. I actually had to sneak someone in the side. So the playing fields aren’t level. Tonight, at Count Your Lucky Stars, it will be like anyone who wants to come should be able to get in. But here, if you’re not waiting in line to see the Hold Steady or something, or if you just want to catch my set and leave, it’s impossible.
 
POZ: So one of the sets you played while you were down here was the Downwrite showcase that you and Mark put together. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about the decision to put that together and to bring it down to South By?
MR: It was fairly last-minute. We knew that we wanted to be down here — we were going to come down no matter what, just to meet up with friends and guys in bands and songwriters that we know, talk to management, PR people, about Downwrite. But kind of last minute, a buddy from Chicago who’s in on the [Blind Pig] Rooftop on 6th let us know that they had a slot available. So we talked to Josh Berwanger from The Anniversary, who’s on the site, and Steve Soboslai from Punchline, and we were like, “you know what, lets do a two hour block, the four of us will play, and we’ll have something official to at least advertise.” It was cool, it was fun. It was early afternoon Thursday, beautiful weather, open rooftop show, and it felt good because while we’re up there playing — I played, Bob played, Steve and Josh — it really wasn’t competing with a lot of the noise on 6th St. I feel like a couple hours later and it would have been impossible to hear us. It was cool. I’m happy to be down here repping what we’re doing in general, but the showcase in particular was cool because people were coming in specifically to hear what we’re talking about and what we’re trying to do.
BN: And for the free beer!
MR: That’s a big bonus.

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Braid Winter Studio Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2014

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Braid have posted a studio session rom December 2013 and January 2014 from their time with Will Yip. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Braid’s New Album Is Complete

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 24, 2014

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Braid have finished recording, mixing, and mastering their new album for a release on Topshelf Records this year. Check out an update from the band below after the jump.

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Braid “Forever Got Shorter” Fest 12 Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 9, 2014

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AltPress has debuted a video of Braid performing “Forever Got Shorter” at Fest 12 last fall. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ Exclusive: Braid - Will Yip, 20 Years, 20% Off

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 10, 2013

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Braid's first ever show, and the band just happens to be in the studio recording a new album that's set to come out on Topshelf Records in spring of 2014. Just in case you didn't know, PropertyOfZack is happy to confirm that the band is recording the new album with producer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, Balance & Composure) and tracking is going great so far. 

On top of that, Braid are also offering a 20% off on their merch store to celebrate 20 years since their first show. Check out the store details below, a flyer from the band’s first show 20 years ago, and studio pictures below after the jump. 

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