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  • Braid Essentials

About Braid

Characterized by tight, mathy song structures, witty lyrics, constant touring, and a D.I.Y. work ethic that resulted in countless contributions to compilations and 7" singles along with their album output, Braid started out as one of the definitive acts of 90's Midwestern emo. The band's relentless schedule ground them to a halt shortly after the release of their third, standout album, 1998's Frame and Canvas, but a 2011 reunion brought the group back for good. From that point on, they performed live and recorded sporadic releases like 2014's No Coast.

Champaign-Urbana, IL, United States of America