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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You're lucky to be alive

Finding out this piece of news was quite a surprise this morning: Braid has reunited once again, this time to record a new album, due out on Polyvinyl.

In some ways, this is surprising and unsurprising. The guys remain friends and still play music to a certain extent. Damon and Bob most recently played together in a band called Certain People I Know. I'm not sure Todd has played with any bands while Chris has worked on solo stuff. That said, I had no clue Braid was going to write and record another album.

I think reunions for the bands I covered in POST are great, but as I've said before, I'm not one to long for them. None of these bands are resurrecting a brand name and excluding founding members because of money or bad blood. For bands like the Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music, Jawbox, and the Promise Ring, they've all reunited for the right reasons.

I am curious to what the next Braid record winds up being, but I think it's very safe to say it's incredibly hard to top Frame & Canvas.

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