Their first new material since their breakup in 2000, Closer to Closed finds emo icons Braid reopening the book after over a decade apart. Unlike some reunion albums, it's clear that some time has passed for this band. While the sound is by no means stale, it doesn't have the same edge that the band became known for during their heyday, at times feeling more like an extension of Hey Mercedes than a proper Braid release. With just three new songs, as well as a cover of Jeff Hanson's "You are the Reason" (which features J. ...

Closer to Closed 2011, Polyvinyl

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