Braid Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five on 2LP
With their 1995 debut, Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five, Braid introduced itself to a national audience - one which it would continue to build over years of extensive touring and the release of two more full-lengths, nine 7"s and numerous compilation appearances. FWBA5 is a meticulously crafted record that never once feels anything other than raw and organic. Featuring a more aggressive, hardcore-influenced sound than later Braid releases, the songs are never uniform and always challenging – continually changing tone, volume, and structure within their short time spans. With 26 blistering tracks in just under 60 minutes, the members of Braid simultaneously encapsulated and redefined the Midwest scene from which they came.