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I have only had a few listens so far, but so far it is doing just what every other BB album has better with every listen, true art will do this. With a music industry filled with so many fads and or so many remakes of the same thing, Before Braille has always done their own thing no matter who was listening. This album does just that, takes what they want to create and puts it out there for others to hear..and the hearing is good.

Find them all here

If you're wondering where all the guitars went in alternative/indie rock, they all went here. If you miss good guitar work in songs, here's a place to go without feeling guilty. Friends like Ventolin and The Gathering, but my favorites are probably Secret No.8 and Bad Habits.

Most Complete Album

Many Before Braille fans are emotionally drawn to "The Rumor," which is probably the most popular Before Braille album, but "Kill the Messenger Keep the Message" is considered the most complete and diverse album. It is more technically accomplished and it mixes the strongest moments of "Cattle Punching..." --where lies the technicalities and rhythmic posture--and "The Rumor" where lies the songcraftiness and melody. -Review by Jordan Neimer, Juxpose.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

This band formed in 1999 in Mesa, AZ, when lead singer David Jensen and guitarist Hans Ringger joined forces. Both had attended high school together and then did some traveling before hooking up again. Citing Fugazi and the DIY ethos as major influences, Before Braille slowly began composing songs, adding bass player Brandon Smith and then drummer Kelly Reed. In March of 2002, the group released its debut four-song EP. The EP garnered press and college radio play for its emo sound. The band also...
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