United We Stand isn’t an empty platitude for the members of BRAD. The title of the Seattle group’s fifth studio album is their declaration: After almost two decades, the quartet remains a unified front, more committed to playing together than ever before.

“At this point, we’ve been a band for 19 years and realized we aren’t going anywhere,” BRAD co-founder/guitarist Stone Gossard says of his collective with vocalist/pianist Shawn Smith, drummer Regan Hagar and bassist Keith Lowe. “It’s a really fun band, a creative music group. It’s just a time in our lives where we love getting together and making music.”

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