Published Feb 11, 2010Man, bust out the dorky glasses and get that Romulan haircut ready to go (don't forget the short, tight, hideous pants and unfortunate sweaters, too): first the Get Up Kids reunite and do some reissuin', and now '90s emo rockers Braid are going be on the receiving end of a big ol' can of reissues.
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Records, the band's first two albums (1995's Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5 and The Age of Octeen) are going to be reissued on vinyl after a decade of being out-of-print, with a fresh remastering job from John Golden to boot. Also, the band's collections of miscellany (Movie Music Vol. 1 and Movie Music Vol. 2) are being released for the first time ever as separate vinyl releases. And, to top it all off, Braid's I'm Afraid of Everything seven-inch, considered a bit of a classic in this scene, is getting a reissue, also after not being in print for over ten years.
Polyvinyl will be selling the stuff individually, or you can get all five releases in a special packaged bundle here. Orders are being shipped out on April 2.
We're dorking out, man. Where's the Broken Hearts Are Blue discography disc? The Boys Life DVD set? The Kerosene 454 seven-inch series? Well, unfortunately, those don't exist, but what does is, um, Joan of Arc coffee. If it's the acidic bean equivalent of their albums, will it leave a bad, weak taste in your mouth? It's sold out, so that will remain a question for the ages.