Frankie Wellfare Boy Age Five
Released on April 13, 2010
With 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.