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December 4, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Influential Champaign-Urbana-based indie-rock quartet Braid have teamed up with rising alternative rock act Balance and Composure to release a split EP via No Sleep Records on February 26, 2013.  Beginning today, fans can pre-order the EP on limited edition vinyl 7” and digitally at Braid will be selling an exclusive dark maroon color via their merch store here

After performing a successful front-to-back tour of its seminal 1998 full-length album, Frame & Canvas, during August of this year as well as making appearances at this year’s Fest in Gainesville, FL, and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, Braid are currently working on their next full-length album that is scheduled for a 2013 release. Additionally, the band will round-out 2012 with a run of dates in the Midwest with special guests Into It. Over It, Diamond Youth and Cut Teeth on December 14 in Milwaukee, Wi, December 15 in Detroit, MI, and December 16 in Chicago, IL.

Fresh off a U.S. tour with Circa Survive, Touche Amore and O’Brother, Balance and Composure will hit the road at the end of January for a headlining U.S. tour with The Jealous Sound and Daylight.

Stay tuned to and and for additional updates regarding upcoming releases.

Braid/Balance and Composure Split EP track listing:


01. Lux

02. Many Enemies

Balance and Composure

03. You Can’t Fix Me

04. Say

Braid Tour Dates:

Dec 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (w/Into It. Over It.)

Dec 15 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall (w/Into It. Over It.)

Dec 16 – Chicago, IL – The Metro (w/Into It. Over It.)

Balance and Composure Tour Dates:

Jan 31 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Feb 01 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Feb 02 – Chicago, IL – SubTerranean

Feb 04 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

Feb 06 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

Feb 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo

Feb 08 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Feb 09 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile

Feb 11 – Austin, TX – Red 7

Feb 12 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room

Feb 14 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth

Feb 15 – Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm

Feb 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Phoenix Taproom

Feb 18 – Nashville, TN – The End

Feb 19 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

Feb 20 – Washington, DC – DC9

Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Feb 22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Feb 23 – Hamden, CT – The Space

Feb 24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

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