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Topshelf Records Announce 93-Track Sampler For MSPCA

Starting the new year off in good spirits, Topshelf Records has announced the release of their annual label sampler. This year, the compilation will contain a whopping ninety-three tracks from a fistful of great bands. The label has put a ‘Name Your Price tag on the sampler, as proceeds will go directly to the Massachusetts […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Share “A Keepsake,” Put Up Album Pre-Order

Forces of emo unite on “A Keepsake,” the second single off the upcoming Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. Bob Nanna of Braid – which released a wonderful new album earlier this summer – features on the track with a guest verse. It’s always odd to hear another voice on an Empire! Empire! […]

Braid Go “Bang” In New Video

Braid emerged earlier this summer with their first album in 16 years. The Topshelf Records-released No Coast proved to be a winner, garnering positive reviews the internet over and giving newcomers to midwestern emo another fine release with which to educate themselves. The video for their single “Bang” embraces its summer release, as a young girl in […]

Stream Braid’s First Album in 16 Years, ‘No Coast’

The Midwestern emo scene was not only one of the most important waves in the ’90s, but one of the most important waves to this day. Chicago got lucky when Braid started up back then, and we are similarly lucky to have them making a return to the scene today. No Coast, their first full-length album […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Announce New Album

Emo bands new and old continue to rise or return. Some heavy hitters have yet to be heard from, even in the wake of the Mineral and American Football resurrections. Back in 2009, before this whole hullabaloo really kicked into gear, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) released the critically adored What It Takes […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/18-5/24

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly Wax! The last seven days have been dominated by pre-orders for new albums from some of our favorite artists. Braid, Every Time I Die, and Handguns all started selling their latest releases this week, to name a few. Although it didn’t get as much attention as it deserved […]

Braid Premiere First Single From ‘No Coast’

Braid beat the “emo revival” to the punch in 2011 when they reunited for a series of shows and a new EP, Closer To Closed. While the record failed to live up to fans’ understandably high expectations, there was still hope that a new release from Bob Nanna and company might one day match the […]

Braid Announce First Album In 16 Years

Braid are an emo group who originally formed and even disbanded in the ’90s. They have been very influential in the music scene even though they haven’t released a new album since 1998. In just a few months though that will all change, as the band has announced that they will be releasing their first […]

Balance and Composure Braid Split

STREAM: Balance And Composure – “You Can’t Fix Me” And “Say”

We dug the recent split EP from indie/emo stalwarts Braid and indie/emo young guns Balance and Composure. What was it called? Uh, they uh, titled it… Split. Hey, give the guys a break. They had to utilize their creative energies towards composing their tunes. And even if you haven’t picked up the album either as […]

Balance and Composure Braid Split

STREAM: Balance & Composure/Braid Split Clips

Balance & Composure and Braid will be releasing a four-song split EP together via No Sleep Records. The split EP will be released on February 26, just after Balance and Composure finish up their national headlining tour with The Jealous Sound and Daylight. Check out the tour dates on Facebook. To get a taste of […]

Braid/Balance & Composure Announce Split EP

No Sleep Records will release a split EP from genre defining band Braid and up and comers Balance and Composure on February 26. Beginning today, fans can pre-order the EP on limited edition vinyl 7” and digitally here. Braid will be selling their own variant, an exclusive dark maroon color via their merch store. Track listing […]

Polyvinyl Records Release Extreme CD Bundle

Polyvinyl Records, the record company behind such indie artists as Of Montreal, Braid, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, is notorious for doing short promotions and having extreme deals. Now, do to an overstock and some returns, the label has two large bundles to offer: ten CDs for $15, or twenty CDs for $25. […]