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Ep. 040: Braid w/ Chris Broach

By Mike Doyle

Braid is an American emo band from Champaign, Illinois, formed in 1993. Following several early line-up changes, the band eventually settled on Bob, Todd, Chris and Damon. In 1998 the group released their third album, Frame & Canvas, to critical acclaim and is considered a staple of the late 90's emo movement. Despite Frame & Canvas's success, Braid disbanded in 1999. This lead to the formations of Hey Mercedes and Chris would continue with The Firebird Band which was previously a side project. The band reunited shortly from June to August 2004, before disbanding again. In 2011, Braid reunited permanently, playing their 600th show and releasing a new album, No Coast. I reached out to their FB page to see if they’d like to chat and got in touch with Chris Broach, he was down to talk and here’s what we chatted about: The band not having a digestible sound Skating with the dudes from Cap’n Jazz when they were in High School Teaching himself how to play guitar based on what he thought sounded good How he joined the band Chicago pride Touring a lot burning out the band The Actuality of Thought DVD Frame and Canvas (this part is sick) Damon’s drumming And a ton more Go check out Chris' newer music from SNST and his solo stuff. Before we begin, this week’s episode is sponsored by my animation company drive80. IF you’re a marketing company in need of someone to turn your graphics into video then check out my website drive80.com to see some of my work. Before we begin, this week’s episode is sponsored by my animation company drive 80 studios. If you’re a marketing company in need of someone to turn your graphics into video then check out my website drive80.com to see some of my work.   If you’d like to support the podcast you can donate as little as $1 a month through Patreon by going to thiswasthescene.com and click on the button at the top of the page that says Click HERE FOR BONUS MATERIAL. As a Patron, you get access to bonus material that regular podcast subscribers do not.  OR you can do a one-time donation by clicking the DONATE button.  Feel free to subscribe, leave a review and share this with anyone who would love some nostalgia. With that said, let’s get started.

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