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Listen: Braid’s glowing new song “No Coast”

on June 04, 2014, 2:05pm

On July 8th, emo rock outfit Braid will release their first album in 16 years, No Coast, via Topshelf Records. Already we’ve heard the excellent and aptly-titled lead single “Bang”, and now, the group unveils the album’s title track.

Here, guitars wind and crackle like miniature fireworks, while the band’s jolting start-and-stop breaks make you briefly think they’re about to go full-on emo-math-rock. Instead, they offset all those fractured little elements with a chorus as emotionally direct and debonair as they come: “You’re the most elusive. The most incredible. You’re the only thing that’s beautiful that no one understands.”

Listen in below (via

No Coast Tracklist:
01. Bang
02. East End Hollows
03. No Coast
04. Damages!
05. Many Enemies
06. Pre-Evergreen
07. Put Some Wings On That Kid
08. Lux
09. Doing Yourself In
10. Climber New Entry
11. Light Crisis
12. This Is Not A Revolution

In support, the band will be touring the U.S. this summer.

Braid 2014 Tour Dates:
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door 20th Anniversary
07/08 – Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Music Festival
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
07/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ South Gate House Revival
07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
07/12 – Champaign, IL @ Mariposa Music Festival
07/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
07/24 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
07/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
07/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle