As Braid's profile continued to grow due to its relentless touring schedule, I'm Afraid of Everything quickly sold through pressing after pressing -- eventually going on to become one of the most popular 7"s in Polyvinyl's history. The record also features a debut of sorts, as American Football's Steve Lamos -- with trumpet in hand -- makes his first Polyvinyl appearance on the B-side, "Radish White Icicle."
I'm Afraid of Everything also marked the beginning of Grand Theft Autumn, a record label started by Braid's Bob Nanna and Todd Bell (and which is now run by Todd and ex-Braid drummer Roy Ewing).
From Grand Theft Autumn's website:
This was the first GTA release and was paid for with Braid tour money. If you listen closely you can hear a glass breaking after Bob says "heart is a glass" on "Now I’m Exhausted." The woodcuts on the cover and label where done by Kim Ambriz from Chicago. The photo on the inside is from long time friend Rachael Dietkus. The lettering on the inside and labels were hand written by Todd Bell. The lyrics where hand written on the inside by Robert Nanna.
Release Date: Jun 4, 1996