Urbana, Illinois based indie-rock band Braid – Chris Broach (guitar/vocals), Bob Nanna (guitar/vocals), Todd Bell (bass), and Damon Atkinson (drums) – return with ‘No Coast’, the first album in 16 years, released on Tuesday, July 8 via Topshelf Records. Check out ‘Bang’.
Chris Broach explains: ‘No Coast’ is more of a rebirth of the band rather than a simple reunion. “I think we feel like we want this to be an introduction to Braid more than a follow-up to previous material. We wanted to capture the spirit and dynamic tension that comes from having two guys up front that have a lot to say and a rhythm section that helps shape the songs. We spent a lot of time looking to where we could give each instrument its own space on the record – everything has its place, and its very deliberate.”
Bob Nanna adds: “The drive has always been there to create new, exciting material that would speak to all of our fans, old and new. We’re excited with how the record turned out and look forward to Braid’s busy future.”
Here’s Braid’s 1998 indie-rock classic ‘Frame & Canvas’.