To the crossed-armed and depressed looking dude in the front row: you are doing NOTHING to dispel the stereotype that emo fans are joyless vehicles of sadness. Try harder. Braid is playing like two inches in front of your frown. You should be stoked.
  • To the crossed-armed and depressed looking dude in the front row: you are doing NOTHING to dispel the stereotype that emo fans are joyless vehicles of sadness. Try harder. Braid is playing like two inches in front of your frown. You should be stoked.

A new Braid album? Looks like Emo Summer 2011™ is getting off to a great start. There have already been new releases from members of Jawbreaker and Texas is the Reason, an album from the reunited Get Up Kids, plus this as well.

It's your move, Christie Front Drive.

A forthcoming Braid—the Midwest emo icons, not this band and definitely not this band—release gives the underappreciated band a chance to have a second act superior than their hastily planned 2004 reunion tour (it was too soon after their initial split and frankly, no one really cared). Fizzling out before reaching their potential, hopefully this will give the hardworking boys of Braid another shot at the success that initially eluded them. No release date for the 12-inch has been set, but we'll just keep staring at our turntable until it arrives.

LISTEN:

Braid - "I'm Afraid of Everything"


Braid - "You're Lucky to be Alive"