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From the heart of Illinois to the hearts of music fans everywhere, Braid has been been crafting some of the most impressive music since 1993.

Their style of mixing poetic story lines with complex rhythms and jangly guitars has secured them an influential spot in the indie music world and brought them full circle, making the trek from reunion tour to rebirth with a brand new album released earlier this year. To celebrate their legacy, both old and new, we’ve created a Drop containing their full LP catalogue.

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Braid
Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five

Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five is a meticulously crafted record that never once feels anything other than raw and organic. Starting with the song titles (each begins with a different letter of the alphabet), it soon becomes clear that no aspect of the album is superfluous. Even the between-track interim is filled with precision. Nanna and Bell spent six hours adding static and snippets of music from their old bands and friends' bands (including Cap'n Jazz, Friction, The Sky Corvair and Mary Me) to give listeners the feeling of tuning a radio dial while listening to the record.

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  • 1. Angel Falls
  • 2. Capricorn
  • 3. Minuet
  • 4. New Dollar Building
  • 5. Lining Lake Michigan
  • 6. Wax Wings
  • 7. Garner Hall Music Room
  • 8. Hugs from Boys
  • 9. Three Point Turn
  • 10. Eeyore and Easel
  • 11. Red Dye Company
  • 12. Summer Salt
  • 13. X Marks the Hope Box
  • 14. Brass Knuckle Sandwich
  • 15. Dolores
  • 16. Under the Influence of Tricycle Mechanics
  • 17. Featherweight
  • 18. Ornamental
  • 19. Kissy Windmill Point
  • 20. Ornamental
  • 21. Jane Describes John
  • 22. Quarters
  • 23. Interstate 57
  • 24. Yawn London
  • 25. Vest of Interest
  • 26. Pipsqueak
  • 27. Zero Frisco
Braid
The Age of Octeen

The sophomore full-length from Braid, The Age of Octeen is marked by its passionate vocals, excellent wordplay, dueling guitars, and a relentless rhythm section; powerful sounds with a heart of gold. Braid's line-up for The Age Of Octeen features singer/guitarist Bob Nanna (Hey Mercedes, Friction, The City On Fim), bassist Todd Bell (Hey Mercedes, Mary Me), drummer Roy Ewing (Very Secretary, Days In December, Mary Me) and guitarist Chris Broach (L'Spaerow, The Firebird Band).

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  • 1. My Baby Smokes
  • 2. Nineteen Seventy Five
  • 3. Driver
  • 4. Jimmy Go Swimmer
  • 5. Movie Clock Star
  • 6. Eulalia, Eulalia
  • 7. Grace Car, Pt. 1
  • 8. Harrison Ford
  • 9. American Typewriter
  • 10. Chandelier Swing
  • 11. Autobiography
Braid
Frame and Canvas

Considered by many to be the definitive Braid album, Frame and Canvas was recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox/Burning Airlines) at Inner Ear studios in December 1997. Braid's leaner, more focused sound on the album was in direct correlation to the band's constant and prolific touring. Braid's third album features the bombastic crowd pleaser "The New Nathan Detroits," the lovesick mathrock dance anthem "A Dozen Roses" and the shimmery mini-epic of "I Keep a Diary.”

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  • 1. New Nathan Detroits
  • 2. Killing a Camera
  • 3. Never Will Come for Us
  • 4. First Day Back
  • 5. Collect from Clark Kent
  • 6. Milwaukee Sky Rocket
  • 7. Dozen Roses
  • 8. Urbana's Too Dark
  • 9. Consolation Prizefighter
  • 10. Ariel
  • 11. Breathe In
  • 12. I Keep a Diary
Braid
Movie Music, Vol. 1

Movie Music Vol. 1 features all of Braid's single and split single tracks in chronological order. It contains the following releases as well as one previously unreleased track: Rainsnowmatch 7" (Polyvinyl Record Co.) 1994 | I'm Afraid of Everything 7" (Polyvinyl Record Co.) 1996 | Split 7" with Beezus (Mud Records) 1996 | Niagara 7" (Grand Theft Autumn) 1996 | Split 7" with Corm (Polyvinyl Record Co.) 1997 | Split 7" with Pohgoh (New Granada) 1996 | First Day Back 7" (Polyvinyl Record Co.) 1997 | Post Marked Stamps Split 7" with The Get Up Kids (Tree Records) 1997 | Please Drive Faster 7" (Polyvinyl Record Co.) 1999 | "You're Lucky to Be Alive" (previously unreleased).

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  • 1. Sounds Like Violence
  • 2. Motion Light
  • 3. Perfect Pitch
  • 4. I'm Afraid of Everything
  • 5. Radish White Icicle
  • 6. Now I'm Exhausted
  • 7. Fire Makes the House Grow
  • 8. Niagara
  • 9. That Car Came out of Nowhere
  • 10. (Strawberry Ann) Switzerland
  • 11. What a Wonderful Puzzle
  • 12. First Day Back - Braid, Spencer, Jacob
  • 13. Hugs from Boys
  • 14. Forever Got Shorter
  • 15. Please Drive Faster
  • 16. Circus of the Stars
  • 17. You're Lucky To Be Alive
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Movie Music, Vol. 2

All told, Movie Music Vol. 1 and 2 include 31 songs from singles, split singles, and compilations plus 5 previously unreleased songs. After being on Braid's "upcoming release itinerary" for over three years, practically every Braid fan anywhere had been waiting for Movie Music and in March 2000, the project was finally completed.

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  • 1. Elephant
  • 2. Jimmy Go Swimmer
  • 3. Eulalia, Eulalia
  • 4. Katykat
  • 5. Grand Theft Autumn
  • 6. To Kiss A Trumpet Player
  • 7. I'm Glowing And You're the Reason
  • 8. Do You Love Coffee?
  • 9. The Consolation Prizefighter
  • 10. Bridge To Canada
  • 11. Painting Nebraska
  • 12. Collect From Clark Kent
  • 13. Roses In The Car
  • 14. My Life
  • 15. Baby, Now That I've Found You
  • 16. This Charming Man
  • 17. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  • 18. Always Something There To Remind Me
  • 19. Trompe Le Monde
Braid
No Coast

“I hope No Coast can be an introduction for people who haven’t heard Braid before,” says Broach. “It’d be great if some of the old fans were into it as well, but we want to grow as a band. We worked hard on this record. We want it to be the album people listen to; the one where they go, ‘That’s the one.’”

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  • 1. Bang
  • 2. East End Hollows
  • 3. No Coast
  • 4. Damages!
  • 5. Many Enemies
  • 6. Pre-Evergreen
  • 7. Put Some Wings on That Kid
  • 8. Lux
  • 9. Doing Yourself In
  • 10. Climber New Entry
  • 11. Light Crisis
  • 12. This Is Not a Revolution