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Braid // July east coast tour dates with The Get Up Kids, Prawn & Dikembe

This July Braid will be headed out on a summer tour around this year’s Wrecking Ball Fest! Along the way they’ll be playing with The Get Up Kids, Beach Slang, Prawn and Dikembe. Dates, tickets and info below:

*= w/ Beach Slang
^= w/ The Get Up Kids
%= w/ Prawn, Dikembe
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Braid // Japanese tour dates announced

With the release of their Record Store Day 7-inch Kids Get Grids and last year's critically acclaimed full length No CoastBraid now has more than an ample supply of new material to play live. The band will be taking said material overseas for their first Japanese tour since 2004 — dates and info below:


Poster by Kyle Hebert

  • 06/29/2015 - Shibuya @ O-East*
  • 06/30/2015 - Shibuya @ O-East*
  • 07/02/2015 - Nagoya @ Vio
  • 07/03/2015 - Kyoto @ Growly
  • 07/04/2015 - Osaka @ Conpass
  • 07/05/2015 - Shibuya @ O-Nest
  • 07/06/2015 - Shindaita @ Fever

* = w/ American Football

Tickets are available now. 

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New Braid video for "Bang"!

Yesterday, Braid premiered their the new video for "Bang" via USA Today (which is insane to think about for us 0_o) — you can view it below:

Directed by Max Moore.

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Braid // No Coast

It's happening!! Today we're pleased to announce Braid's first full length album in 16 years — No Coast. Being released on Tuesday, July 8, No Coast was produced by Will Yip and contains 12 of the most technically and lyrically creative songs ever penned by the Champaign-Urbana, IL- based quartet. Featuring a rousing collection of textures, as well as the combined signature vocals provided by guitarists Bob Nanna and Chris Broach, No Coast presents itself as the fitting follow-up to the career defining, 1998 indie-rock classic Frame & Canvas.

In mid-2010 the members of Braid – Chris Broach (guitar/vocals), Bob Nanna (guitar/vocals), Todd Bell (bass), and Damon Atkinson (drums) – discussed the possibility of working on a new release as well as performing a number of reunion shows that eventually led to their Closer To Closed EP and their Frame & Canvas anniversary tour in 2012 where they performed the album front-to-back in addition to a number of fan favorites. This burst of activity was a welcome return for the band and fans like ourselves alike, leading to now, where Braid has returned with a fresh set of material on No Coast that is more of a rebirth of the band rather than a simple reunion.

“I think we feel like we want this to be an introduction to Braid more than a follow-up to previous material. We wanted to capture the spirit and dynamic tension that comes from having two guys up front that have a lot to say and a rhythm section that helps shape the songs. We spent a lot of time looking to where we could give each instrument its own space on the record — everything has its place, and its very deliberate.”

-Chris Broach

"The drive has always been there to create new, exciting material that would speak to all of our fans, old and new. We're excited with how the record turned out and look forward to Braid's busy future." 

-Bob Nanna

Braid will be making the following appearances throughout the summer:

  • 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

The album track listing and information on the pre-order can be viewed here.

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Braid // Summer tour dates with Into It. Over It., Pity Sex and Signals Midwest

This summer Braid will be out playing a few dates with Into It. Over It., Pity Sex and Signals Midwest! Dates are below:

  • July 08, 2014 - Lansing, MI @Common Ground Music Festival
  • July 09, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar *
  • July 10, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH @ South Gate House Revival ^#
  • July 11, 2014 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar ^#
  • July 12, 2014 - Champaign, IL @ Mariposa Music Festival

* w/ Into It. Over It.
^ w/ Pity Sex
# w/ Signals Midwest

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Topshelf Records // SXSW 2014

Last year around this time we were jumping in pools, hugging our friends, grillin' up veggie dogs and watching all of our favorite bands play all around Austin. So we're really excited to head back and do it again! We've put together a little teaser to re-cap last year's shows and get you excited for this year's — you can view that directly below. Special thanks to our friends at Light & Noise for filming and putting this together!

Here're the details for our shows at this year's SXSW:

Topshelf Records SXSW Party (unofficial)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6pm - 2am
21st Street Co-op
All ages, free. [RSVP]

Free exclusive 7" records from Gotta Groove Records!
Free 9.5x25" screen printed posters!

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Topshelf Records SXSW Showcase (unofficial)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
11am - 6pm
Soho Lounge (217 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
18+, free. [RSVP]

Free exclusive 7" records from Gotta Groove Records!
Free exclusive 9.5x25" screen printed posters!

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Thanks to our sponsors:
Light&Noise / GreenVans
New Noise Magazine / Hide&Seek Clothing
SJC Custom Drums / Imprint Indie Printing, Inc. / Waveborn / GHS Strings / Caroline Distribution

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Braid // Topshelf Records

First off: I can't believe that's a headline I just typed. 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.

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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.

"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."

-Bob Nanna

In addition to the new album, Braid will also be headlining our CMJ showcase on October 19, 2013 with The Jazz June, EnemiesCaravels and Have Mercy. Tickets are on sale for that now.

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More information on the band’s forthcoming album will be detailed soon. In the mean time, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr & Twitter and also catch them on the following upcoming dates:

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Crash of Rhinos to tour with Braid

Already set to release their second album Knots on August 27, 2013, Crash of Rhinos have announced they will be supporting Braid on tour in the UK this summer — dates and info are below:

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  • 24.07 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 25.07 – Manchester @ NQ Live
  • 26.07 – Glasgow @ Stereo
  • 27.07 – London @ Garage (w/ Delta Sleep)

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Braid announces dates with Into It. Over It., Diamond Youth & Cut Teeth

Hey, so Cut Teeth, Diamond Youth and Into. It. Over It. will be out with Braid for a few dates this December! I'll be out in a Greenvan driving Into It. Over It. around — come out and say hey!

  • 12/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
  • 12/15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
  • 12/16 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

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