Braidedveins is a post-hardcore combo from Flint, MI featuring ex-members of such bands as Swellers, Empty Orchestra, and Kid Brother Collective. With a sound that has been compared to groups like Fugazi and At the Drive-In, Braidedveins inject their material with a swing and swagger usually missing in their scene.
This coming December, Dropping Bombs will be releasing Counternarratives I: What Did You Do to Survive?, a new 7" recorded with Marc Jacob Hudson (Against Me!, Saves the Day). A portion from the sale of each record will be donated directly to INCITE!, a nationwide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color."
The EP offers up three new songs, each with three different fictional perspectives on survival in a hyper-capitalist post-apocalypse. What does survival mean? What does it cost? What it is worth? What does it require? How does it change you? What did you do to survive?
No Echo is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of "Everything Dies," a rocking track from the forthcoming EP:
"The opening song, 'Everything Dies,' tells a story of being haunted by these questions, and wondering if, in the end, any good can survive the process of survival itself," says Braidedveins vocalist Stephen. "What good can survive, when we survive just long enough to learn everything dies?"
Counternarratives I: What Did You Do to Survive? will be available on limited lavender or black vinyl, as well as bundles with very limited lathe-cut and screenprinted 6" singles featuring a cover of the David Bowie / Nine Inch Nails song, "I'm Afraid of Americans." Preorders are live at the Dropping Bombs store.