First Day Back
Oct 7, 1997

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    • The songs on this release also appear on Braid's Movie Music Vol. 1 which collects all of Braid's 7" tracks.
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As the precursor to Braid's third album, Frame and Canvas, First Day Back provides a glimpse into what the band's defining album would become. The 7" is the first recording with new Braid drummer Damon Atkinson.

"Hugs from Boys" is a completely updated version of the original song, which first appeared on Braid's debut album Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five.

The red and black inserts to First Day Back were inked by guitarist Chris Broach and the 7" is also the first Polyvinyl release to feature design work by Gregg Bernstein.


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    First Day Back (demo version) (3:18)
  • 2
    Hugs From Boys (1998) (3:40)

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