It’s turning out to be a pretty good year for the emo greats. First Brand New announces a tour, then American Football reissues its debut — and reunites — and now Champaign, Illinois outfit Braid have announced their first new album in 16 years. On July 8, the band will release No Coast, via Topshelf Records. The 12-track album was produced by Will Yip, and is described by the band as intended to be “an introduction to Braid more than a follow-up to previous material.” Check out the tracklist below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Braid’s 1998 album Frame & Canvas is on Treble’s list of 10 Essential Emo Albums.
Braid No Coast:
2. East End Hollows
3. No Coast
5. Many Enemies
7. Put Some Wings On That Kid
9. Doing Yourself In
10. Climber New Entry
11. Light Crisis
12. This Is Not A Revolution
Braid tour dates:
7/8 – Lansing, MI – Common Ground Music Festival
7/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar (w/ Into It. Over It.)
7/10 – Cincinnati, OH – South Gate House Revival
7/11 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
7/12 – Champaign, IL – Mariposa Music Festival
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.