Chris Broach

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Chris Broach
Birth name Christopher Robert Broach
Born (1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 41)
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Origin Wheeling, Illinois, US
Genres Emo, experimental rock, electronic rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
founder of Lucid Records
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum machine, programming, Editing Loops, Electronic Programming - Reason, Ableton, ProTools
Years active 1994–present
Labels Big Wheel Rec
Broken World Media
City at Night
Lucid Records
Polyvinyl Records
Topshelf Records
Associated acts Chris Broach Music
The Firebird Band
The Blakhiv
Life at Sea
Seven Inch

Chris Broach (born Christopher Robert Broach: September 5, 1976 in Madison, WI) is one of the guitarists/vocalists in the 90's Emo band Braid.[1] Broach became a member of Braid in 1994, recording his guitar parts on the first 7-inch the band ever released a week later.[2]


While a member of Braid, Broach also played in The Firebird Suite. After Braid disbanded Broach continued playing in The Firebird Band (formerly the Firebird Suite and Firebird Project). He played guitar for Life at Sea on the Is there a signal coming through? album and fronted the band L'Spaerow which put out one album on his own label – the label is Lucid Records – which he founded in 2002.[3] Broach, along with Chris Common of These Arms Are Snakes, and former Hey Mercedes guitarist Mike Schumaker were involved in a project entitled The Blakhiv. They released their first EP on Lucid Records in 2006.[4]


  • Broach and Steve Znavor streamed the new record at Billboard Magazine under the name Sunset, but changed the name to SNST just prior to actual digital release (April 28th, 2017).[5][6]
  • Broach successfully funded a new Firebird Album raising 15k with a Kickstarter campaign. The funds will cover recording, mixing, producing, and mastering the record. Will Yip will be producing the record.[7]



in reverse chronological order:

Singles and EPs[edit]

in reverse chronological order:

  • Chris Broach – "Madison" – (City at Night Records, 2010) – digital EP
  • The Firebird band – "Say Hello" – (City at Night Records, 2010) – digital EP
  • The Firebird Band – "Say Hello" – (Mind Over Matter Records, 2010) – Seven Inch EP
  • Chris Broach – "How Well You Know Me" – (City at Night Records, 2010) – digital single
  • Chris Broach – "Beautiful Spaces" – (City at Night Records, 2010) – digital single
  • The Blakhiv – Any Way She Wants It – (Lucid Records, 2006) – EP
  • The Firebird BandThe Drive – (Cargo/Headhunter, 2001) – EP
  • BraidPlease Driver Faster, (Polyvinyl, 1999) – single
  • The Firebird Project – Feel Alright CD – (The Mintaka Conspiracy, 1999) – EP
  • The Firebird Suite – New York 7 – (The Mintaka Conspiracy, 1998) – single
  • Always Something There To Remind Me (Split 7" w/ Burning Airlines) – (DeSoto Records, 1998) single
  • BraidFirst Day Back/Hugs From Boys 7 (Polyvinyl, 1998) – single
  • Braid / Corm Split 7 (Polyvinyl, 1997) – single
  • BraidNiagara/That Car Came Out of Nowhere 7 (Grand Theft Autumn, 1995) – single
  • BraidI'm Afraid of Everything/Radish White Icicle/Now I'm Exhausted 7 (Grand Theft Autumn, 1995) – single
  • BraidRainsnowmatch 7 (Enclave /Polyvinyl, 1994) – single


in reverse chronological order:

  • The Firebird BandShe Wears He-Harem from A Tribute To Shudder To Think (2003)
  • BraidTrompe Le Monde from Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies (Glue Factory Records, 1999)
  • Campanula Blue – "I Love Kerrazo" – guest vocals (Core For Care, 1996)


in reverse chronological order

  • BraidKilling A Camera (Bifocal Media, 2001 VHS, 2004 DVD) – DVD
  • Actuality of Thought (BiFocal Media, 2001) – VHS


  1. ^ Frey, Tracy. "Biography: Braid". Allmusic. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Eric Grubbs (September 30, 2008). POST: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore-1985-2007. iUniverse. pp. 135–138. ISBN 0595518354. 
  3. ^ Eric Grubbs (September 30, 2008). POST: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore-1985-2007. iUniverse. pp. 154–155. ISBN 0595518354. 
  4. ^ "My Birthday is Today. Check out my other bands you didn't know about which you should know about.". Chris Broach Music. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Sunset Premieres Will Yip-Produced Indie Rock-Meets-Electro Album 'Turn Out the Lights'". Billboard. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ "SNST "Turn Out the Lights"". Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "The Firebird Band new album 2015 (". Kickstarter. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  8. ^


  • Grubbs, E. (2008). Post: A look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore, 1985–2007. iUniverse. New York.

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