Movie Music Vol. 2
Mar 29, 2000

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Movie Music Vol. 2 compiles all of Braid's compilation tracks, all of its cover songs and five previously unreleased tracks. The first 11 songs feature the original Braid line-up, which included drummer Roy Ewing (Very Secretary, Days in December, Mary Me).

Songs were taken from the following compilations:

Ghost Dance 2x7" (Slave Cut Records) 1993 | Punk TV LP (Red Dawg Records) 1995 | Emo Schmeemo 7" (Liberty Park Records) 1995 | Ooh Do I Love You 2xCD (Coreforcare) 1996 | Cover the Earth CD (Mud Records) 1996 | Ground Rule Double CD/2xLP (Divot Records) 1996 | Direction CD/LP+7" (Polyvinyl Record Co) 1996 | In Words of One Syllable LP (Catchphrase Records) 1997 | No Idea #12 CD/2xLP (No Idea Records) 1997 | ABC's of Punk CD (Whirrled Records) 1997 | World Domination in 13 Easy Steps CD (Stratagem Records) 1997 | Post Marked Stamps CD (Tree Records) 1999 | There is a Light CD (Red Jaguire/Grimm Tree) 1998 | Where is my Mind (A Tribute to the Pixies) CD/LP (Glue Factory/Big Wheel) 1999 | Braid/Burning Airlines Split 7"/CD (DeSoto/Polyinyl) 1998.

In addition, two songs were recorded at Steve Albini's pad, another remixed by Travis of the Dismemberment Plan, and there are a handful of eighties covers -- including Braid's cover of the Pixies "Trompe le Monde."

From their inception in 1993, Braid released nearly as many songs on 7"s, split 7"s, and compilations as on its three albums. The idea of finding all of the original masters to the songs and releasing them was conceived by Braid as early as 1997. Many of the songs were crowd favorites live, yet the releases they appeared on were dropping out-of-print. The demand continued to grow with the number of unavailable songs.

In August 1999, Braid decided to part ways after six years. The desire to digitally document the early releases was again voiced by the band. In October 1999, after two years of tracking down all of the original source tapes, Braid re-mastered each of Movie Music's 36 songs direct from the original masters. Movie Music was then broken into two separate releases to make room for lyrics and liner notes for all 36 songs along with nearly 100 photos.

All told, Movie Music Vol. 1 and 2 include 31 songs from singles, split singles, and compilations plus 5 previously unreleased songs. After being on Braid's "upcoming release itinerary" for over three years, practically every Braid fan anywhere had been waiting for Movie Music and in March 2000, the project was finally completed.


  • 1
    Elephant (1:28)
  • 2
    Jimmy Go Swimmer (7" version) (2:26)
  • 3
    Eulalia, Eulalia (7" version) (3:56)
  • 4
    Katykat (3:25)
  • 5
    Grand Theft Autumn (2:58)
  • 6
    To Kiss A Trumpet Player (2:49)
  • 7
    I'm Glowing and You're the Reason (2:06)
  • 8
    Do You Love Coffee? (2:58)
  • 9
    The Consolation Prizefighter (7" version) (3:05)
  • 10
    Bridge To Canada (2:43)
  • 11
    Painting Nebraska (3:01)
  • 12
    Collect From Clark Kent (7" version) (3:30)
  • 13
    Roses In The Car (4:24)
  • 14
    My Life (4:16)
  • 15
    Baby, Now That I've Found You (2:00)
  • 16
    This Charming Man (2:22)
  • 17
    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (2:41)
  • 18
    Always Something There To Remind Me (3:59)
  • 19
    Trompe Le Monde (2:10)


For Braid lovers, this is heaven.


We get a full ride from the band’s confused beginnings to their wonderful adulthood…it shows where the magic developed from.


This is a must for anyone who even has a passing interest in emo and emo-derived pop or in the Midwest scene.

Paul Silver, Jersey Beat

Braid was emo in its imperfect glory with hypersensitive lyrics and imprecise vocals, acute and askewed pop guitars, spastic basslines, and odd drumming—a trademark that shot for the heart and won plenty.

Holly Rushakoff

The playing is earnest, feverish; the structures they’ve laid out for themselves on paper and then navigate are ambitious, challenging yet never to the point of obscurantism.

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