Razor Braids Announce Tour, Single, & Weezer Cover
Razor Braids has announced an extensive February and March US tour, which includes a stop at SXSW. Adding to the tour announcement, the band released two new songs: ‘Nashville, Again’ and a cover of Weezer‘s ‘Buddy Holly’.
“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”, explains Razor Braids.
Razor Braids ‘Nashville, Again’ Music Video
Brooklyn’s Razor Braids is a queer, all-female/non-binary, rock band combing the vulnerable self-awareness of indie rock with dynamic instrumentation anchored in a 90s alternative ethos. Through soaring harmonies and a driving rhythm section the band has honed a magnetic sound that is a testament to the healing power and catharsis of community.
Following their warmly-received debut album ‘I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To’, the band released two singles in Spring 2022, weaved together during the pandemic and bringing to life the memories – from terrible parties to secret make-out spots – that bubble to the surface when the world has been forced to a halt.
The singles, ‘Kelloggs’ and ‘Megachurch’, garnered praise from BrooklynVegan and placements on multiple Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlists. In the time since, Razor Braids embarked on their first tour through the Midwest, South, and East Coast and brought their energetic stage presence to Music Hall of Williamsburg, Sultan Room, and Elsewhere as direct support for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jigsaw Youth and Anna Shoemaker, respectively.
In 2023, the four-piece plans to release new music, expanding on their singular balance of tightly layered vocals, heavy riffs and reflective lyrics with more confidence and sense of purpose than ever before.
Razor Braids TOUR DATES
2/23/2023 – Asbury Park, NJ – Bond Street Bar
2/24/2023 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
2/25/2023 – Washington, DC – Pie Shop
2/27/2023 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
3/1/2023 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
3/2/2023 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
3/3/2023 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
3/4/2023 – Tallahassee, FL – The Bark
3/7/2023 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
3/8/2023 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
3/13-3/18/2023 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/22/2023 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
3/24/2023 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
3/25/2023 – Toledo, OH – The Ottawa Tavern
3/26/2023 – Ferndale, MI – The Parliament Room at Otus Supply
3/28/2023 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
3/29/2023 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Tickets to Razor Braid’s headline tour are available on their website here.