Published Jan 25, 2011Dust off your sweater vests and high-water flood pants, '90s hipsters, because Braid are back. The quirky emo outfit, which initially called it quits back in 1999, are apparently reuniting to record a new twelve-inch record. Whether or not that means an EP on 45 or a full-blown new album is unclear.
The AV Club confirmed with band leader Bob Nanna that the troupe are back in action. And, well, that's about all they uncovered. "We thought it would be fun," Nanna told the publication.
All should be revealed tomorrow (January 16) by the group's label Polyvinyl Records. What little we do know now, however, is that the Champaign-Urbana, IL quartet will be hitting the studio with producer J. Robbins, who produced their final full-length Frame and Canvas back in 1998.
This isn't the first time Braid have got back together. Back in 2004, the troupe took to the road to promote the documentary Killing a Camera. At present, the band have no plans to tour, though that all could change with tomorrow's announcement.
With similarly named Montreal outfit Braids currently getting acclaim for their experimental pop debut Native Speaker, this could be considered the prime time for the elderly act to cash in on its name sake. Otherwise, this could be as confusing a situation as the ages-old Bush/Bush X controversy. Either way, Nanna says that, while strange indeed, the Canadian whippersnappers had little to do with Braid's decision to get back together.
"The idea came up April of last year, actually. Before this strange Braids phenomenon," he told the AV Club.