[Cover photo credit to Eli Rae]
Brooklyn-based queer, all female/non-binary Rock band Razor Braids has kicked off 2023 by sharing an ode to one of their favorite cities, “Nashville, Again,” as well as a cover of Weezer’s “Buddy Holly.” The band has also announced an extensive February / March tour, including a stop in Austin for SXSW.
Razor Braids comment:
We’ve spent so much time in the last year writing new music and prepping for a new tour but before moving forward we wanted to take a beat to look back at some old songs with fresh eyes: one is our own and the other a throwback favorite. “Nashville, Again” was the first song we released as a band and in revisiting the single we got to breathe new life into a song that always feels like coming home when we play it live. As for “Buddy Holly,” mid-90s alt-rock is a big inspiration for us and “Say It Ain’t So” tends to show face at every Razor Braids-attended karaoke so we thought it’d be fun to try our hand at another Weezer classic. We wanted to call it “Buddy Hollye” but didn’t. But please know that we wanted to.
Razor Braids seeks to combine “the vulnerable self-awareness of indie rock with dynamic instrumentation anchored in a 90s alternative ethos”. Following their debut album I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To, the band released two singles in Spring 2022.
In the time since, Razor Braids embarked on their first tour through the Midwest, South, and East Coast and brought support to Rolling Blackouts, Coastal Fever, Jigsaw Youth and Anna Shoemaker. In 2023, the four-piece plans to release new music.
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