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Bob Nanna (Braid) explores the stages of grief on his next solo album
Bob Nanna (Braid) explores the stages of grief on his next solo album
Bob Nanna, frontman of respected Chicago emo outfit Braid, has returned with new music. Today AltPress is premiering “Mr. Albatross,” the second single from Celebration States, his new album on the New Granada label. It’s the first proper solo album for Nanna, whose projects have also included Hey Mercedes, the City On Film and Lifted Bells. The 10-song a...
14 amazing alternative covers of pop songs you probably haven’t heard yet
14 amazing alternative covers of pop songs you probably haven’t heard yet
Covers are great, aren’t they? They give you a chance to hear what is most likely a massive tune, but slightly different; or in the case of this list: with a bit of a rough, rock edge. Granted, there are several—seven, to be precise—Punk Goes Pop volumes that have a nice spattering of classic covers, but what about those that aren’t immortalized on these endless releases? Collected here are ... Re
’90s emo giant Braid’s Chris Broach debuts track for new project, Sunset—listen
’90s emo giant Braid’s Chris Broach debuts track for new project, Sunset—listen
Braid guitarist and vocalist Chris Broach and the Firebird Band's Steve Znavor have teamed up to form Sunset. Today, they are exclusively premiering a track from their upcoming debut album Turn Out The Lights with AltPress. Broach formed the Firebird Band in the '90s following one of Braid's breakups, and after some focus on the band Life at Sea, he and Znavor are embarking to their latest project
Lifted Bells (members of Braid, Their/They’re/There), “Comfortably Miserable” song premiere
Lifted Bells (members of Braid, Their/They’re/There), “Comfortably Miserable” song premiere
Lifted Bells, featuring members of Braid, Their/They're/There and Stay Ahead Of The Weather, will release Lights Out on October 28 via Naked Ally Records. (Pre-orders are on sale now.) For now, the band are teaming up with AP to bring you the premiere of a new song, “Comfortably Miserable.” Check out the tra ...
Braid – No Coast
Braid – No Coast
Braid No Coast There's no more glaring way to put the "Midwest" in "Midwest emo" than to title an album that claims coastal neutrality. Along with Cap'n Jazz and the Promise Ring, Braid helped cultivate the uncorked, spastically energetic 1990s emo strain that's now suddenly one of the most blogworthy around, resulting in thinkpieces and debates and generally extensive coverage
Braid announce first album in 16 years, ‘No Coast’
Braid announce first album in 16 years, ‘No Coast’
Braid have announced the release of their first album in 16 years, No Coast. The album will be released on July 8 via Topshelf Records and was produced by Will Yip (La Dispute, Title Fight). Check out a statement from Chris Broach of Braid below: “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 c... Read More ...
Braid announce summer tour dates with Pity Sex, Into It. Over It., more
Braid announce summer tour dates with Pity Sex, Into It. Over It., more
Braid will be on the road for a short tour in July. Joining the band will be Pity Sex, Into It. Over It. and Signals Midwest. Ticket information is to be announced. The dates are as follows: 7/8 – Lansing, MI – Common Ground Music Festival 7/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar* 7/10 – Cincinnati, OH – South Gate House Revival^# 7/11 – St Louis, MO – Fubar^# 7/12 – Champaign, IL – Mariposa Music Festiva
21 Bands We Love Who Love The Smiths (And Morrissey)
21 Bands We Love Who Love The Smiths (And Morrissey)
30 years ago today, a young group from Manchester, England, the Smiths, released their self-titled debut album. Unbeknownst to the band at the time, that record, and the three full-lengths that would follow throughout the Smiths’ short five-year existence, would go on to influence an entire generation of bands, amass a cult following, and would even contribute in no small way to the founding of th
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) releases music video for “Kinda Go To Pieces”
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) releases music video for “Kinda Go To Pieces”
Matt Pryor (the Get Up Kids, the New Amsterdams) released a music video for his latest solo single today on Brooklyn Vegan. The track—released last October—is called, “Kinda Go To Pieces” and is featured on Pryor’s latest solo album, Wrist Slitter, which is out now via Equal Vision/Roary Records. The video for “Kinda Go To Piece ...
16 people we think–and hope–will be on the next Say Anything album
16 people we think–and hope–will be on the next Say Anything album
This Sunday, Max Bemis sent Say Anything fans’ brains abuzz when he sent out a string of tweets with the initials of the guest vocalists featured on the band’s upcoming album. Some weren’t too hard to figure out. (If you don't know that SDB is Bemis’ wife, Sherri DuPree-Bemis, then you might want to get out of the game now.) Others were a bit tougher, but ...

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