Articles tagged with Braids

All we want to do is love

Press shots in the Tokyo subway
We could be looking at the next Canadian breakthrough band here. Braids are from Montreal (via Calgary), and on January 18 will release their debut album, Native Speaker, via the awesome combination of Kanine and Flemish Eye. Here’s the first single (and lead track) from that album, “Lemonade.” It’s almost seven minutes long, building from a cyclical guitar figure to a shamanistic indie rock pulse, reminiscent of Feels-era Animal Collective. It rises and falls a couple times, but never quite explodes like you expect it to (although there’s a pretty great moment at 4:32).

Speaking of Flemish Eye, I recently wrote a story for Exclaim! about the label’s new zine.

MP3: “Lemonade”
 
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