After playing a few shows and releasing a small amount of new music over the past two years, beloved post-hardcore band Braid have just announced signing to Topshelf Records and plan to release a new album sometime in 2014. The new full length album will be the bands first since “Lucky to be Alive” was released in 2000.
Bob Nanna (lead singer) had this to say about joining Topshelf:
“We’re fans of all of the bands on Topshelf’s roster and love the spirit with which Seth and Kevin run the label. It feels great to be a part of such an energetic and youthful movement – one that is happening right now.”
Topshelf was equally excited and had this to say about signing Braid:
“We are beyond thrilled to announce that we’ll be working with seminal ‘90s emo indie-rock quartet Braid to release their upcoming full-length album. Set for a 2014 release, the new album will be the band’s first in 16 years and will follow their recent 2012 front-to-back Frame & Canvas tour.
I first heard about this band from a cassette mix tape my friend Greg made for a girl at his church camp over a decade ago. He somehow never managed to give her the tape so he gave it to me instead. My old ‘94 Dodge Ram van’s cassette player long ago ate up that tape, but the band has been a mainstay for both Seth and I ever since. We. Love. This. Band.”
Sounds like all parties involved are excited. Fans of Braid should be too.
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