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    Braid were "eem" before it was "eem."

    After announcing its upcoming Fall headline tour in May, seminal '90s indie-rock quartet Braid are excited to announce the run as a Frame & Canvas front-to-back tour, taking in nine dates on the East and West coasts of the U.S.

    Since its inception in 1993, Champaign-Urbana, IL's Braid released a number of compilation songs, 7" material and full-length albums that are still regarded as indie-rock benchmarks. 1998 was the defining year for Braid. The band played almost 200 shows that year, toured Europe twice (first with The Get Up Kids then with Burning Airlines), and Polyvinyl Record Co. released Frame & Canvas, the quintessential Braid album, recorded and produced at DC's Inner Ear studios with J. Robbins. The record was released in April 1998 and met with more success than neither Braid, nor Polyvinyl had ever imagined.

    By early 1999, Braid was ready for a break and, ultimately, ended up deciding to call it quits. The last five days of the band were documented by the Bifocal-directed Killing A Camera video. Nearly a year later, Damon, Todd, and Bob emerged with friend Mark Dawursk as a new band -- Hey Mercedes -- while Chris went on to start The FireBird Band and Lucid Records.

    "We've been feeling re-energized and inspired to create more Braid music for our fans, old and new," Bob Nanna said. "Given the new ways to connect to our fans, not to mention the crop of young amazing bands coming up now, we couldn't just keep quiet and watch. We're excited to be able to release a brand new Braid album in 2013."

    Tour Dates:

    07 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
    09 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
    10 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
    11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
    12 - Boston, MA - Middle East *
    16 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic #
    17 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse #
    18 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour #
    19 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's #
    * = w/ Owen, Aficionado
    # = w/ Owen, TS & The Past Haunts

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    —Katie Sheehan

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    Tags: Braid, The Get Up Kids, Burning Airlines, Hey Mercedes, The FireBird Band, Owen, Aficionado

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