Published Sep 18, 2013Following a couple recent quickie releases, reunited emo outfit Braid have now announced that they'll be issuing their first proper studio album since the late '90s next year via new label home Topshelf Records.
While details on the record are supremely slim at present, the impending LP will be out sometime in 2014 and will be the Illinois quartet's first full-length since their iconic 1998 effort Frame & Canvas. While the record was met with acclaim, the group went on hiatus the following year, leading members Bob Nanna, Todd Bell and Damon Atkinson into their next project, Hey Mercedes, and guitarist Chris Broach to focus on the Firebird Band.
When Braid got back together in 2010, they recorded a handful of new songs that were issued in 2011 as the Closer to Closed EP. Earlier this year, Braid issued a split 7-inch with Pennsylvania's Balance and Composure.
"We're fans of all of the bands on Topshelf's roster and love the spirit with which Seth and Kevin run the label," Bob Nanna said in a statement. "It feels great to be a part of such an energetic and youthful movement — one that is happening right now."
More info on the new LP is expected to be unfurled at a later date, while the band have a couple of upcoming concerts booked this fall. You can see the U.S. schedule down below.
10/05 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus (Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase)
11/02 Gainesville, FL - The Fest