Posts Tagged ‘Braids’

May 5, 2018

It’s been three long years since Canadian group BRAIDS released their last album Deep in the Iris, one of 2015′s remarkably avant-garde and artfully brilliant masterpieces. Though they did release their Companion EP the following year, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the art rock trio, so it’s a fortuitous treat that BRAIDS has returned with not one, but two spectacular new tunes, both lush and mesmeric, extraordinary and beautiful. Burdock & Dandelion is a wavy whirring excursion with shades of Dirty Projectors coursing through its whimsical melody and hypnotic vocals. But there’s also a sweet tenderness and a quietude that reminds me of Wet, and an electro-driven experimentalism that evokes Hundred Waters/Nicole Miglis. The song is accompanied by second track Collarbones, a key lavish jazzy piece. Stream Collarbones below. These are songs that literally seem to inhale and exhale, and we do so in sync with them, riding their ebbs and tides, their swells and recessions, utterly caught up in each one’s current. Both stunning songs are available, here.

March 5, 2015
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Artsy Canadian band Braids never seems to disappoint, but they certainly seem to have taken on a more audacious and pop leaning sound on their more recent songs, as can be heard on newly revealed gem Taste. I’m not complaining, because their music has been breathtaking and ethereally enchanting regardless of this slight change in sound. And I’m always fond of the Kate Bush reminiscent vocals on their dreamy music. Taste is an astonishing and rousing beauty. Braids’ new album Deep In The Iris will be out April 28th via Arbutus Records. 

February 14, 2015
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Braids makes a much heralded return with new single Miniskirt, which starts with artsy flourish and crisp vocals that immediately brought to mind Kate Bush, before it launches into incredibly fierce and guttural, yet opulently beautiful sonic glory. If you want magnificent, gut punching, brilliant sound, the Montreal act is here to satisfy your craving. Along with the artistic trip hop and experimental electronic pop song, Braids has announced a new band, Deep In The Iris, due out April 28th on Arbutus Records. It might not transition too well sound wise, but suddenly I have an urge to listen to Cake’s Short Skirt/Long Jacket…

January 9, 2014
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If you’re a fan of dazzling, atmospheric, tear jerking chamber pop arrangements filled with dreamy, lush layers and sublime vocals, you should really spend some time with Massachusetts trio Gem Club. Their latest gem (pun intended!) is named Braids, and its replete with melancholic piano and bewitching harmonies. Gem Club will release a new album titled In Roses come January 28 on Hardly Art. It’s going to be a work of sentimental art and a good one to turn to when you’re in an introspective, pensive mood. For more breathtaking, but older, pieces by Gem Club, visit stringy Twins and hypnotizing Polly below, as well.

January 9, 2014
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If you’re a fan of dazzling, atmospheric, tear jerking chamber pop arrangements filled with dreamy, lush layers and sublime vocals, you should really spend some time with Massachusetts trio Gem Club. Their latest gem (pun intended!) is named Braids, and its replete with melancholic piano and bewitching harmonies. Gem Club will release a new album titled In Roses come January 28 on Hardly Art. It’s going to be a work of sentimental art and a good one to turn to when you’re in an introspective, pensive mood. For more breathtaking, but older, pieces by Gem Club, visit stringy Twins and hypnotizing Polly below, as well.

Braids’ In Kind

May 30, 2013

Canadian act BRAIDS kick some butt yet again with their latest track In Kind. It’s a heckuva colorful tapestry of sound and a magical journey that takes you all over the place. In Kind will be on their sophomore album Flourish//Perish out this summer on August 20. The song is really out there at certain moments. It’s a dizzying track that’s really hard to place a finger on and describe. I’m very curious about that album. These guys have a very interesting, distinct, extremely artistic thing going on. 

In my previous post about them, I shared their amazing song Amends, which is far darker and future pop-ish. It’ll also be on the new LP. Brilliant stuff.

Braids’ In Kind

May 30, 2013

Canadian act BRAIDS kick some butt yet again with their latest track In Kind. It’s a heckuva colorful tapestry of sound and a magical journey that takes you all over the place. In Kind will be on their sophomore album Flourish//Perish out this summer on August 20. The song is really out there at certain moments. It’s a dizzying track that’s really hard to place a finger on and describe. I’m very curious about that album. These guys have a very interesting, distinct, extremely artistic thing going on. 

In my previous post about them, I shared their amazing song Amends, which is far darker and future pop-ish. It’ll also be on the new LP. Brilliant stuff.

New BRAIDS

April 30, 2013

Montreal art rockers BRAIDS have a sophomore album in the works for later this fall, but in the meantime, they’re going to release a new 12" that features this wonderful new track titled Amends. It’s a fantastic, ethereal, future pop (but more toned down/spare) song. You’ll dig it if you like CHVRCHES or Purity Ring (but again, more miminalist). Beautiful stuff.

If you never heard of these Canucks before, here’s a few other very artsy choice songs from the past.

New BRAIDS

April 30, 2013

Montreal art rockers BRAIDS have a sophomore album in the works for later this fall, but in the meantime, they’re going to release a new 12" that features this wonderful new track titled Amends. It’s a fantastic, ethereal, future pop (but more toned down/spare) song. You’ll dig it if you like CHVRCHES or Purity Ring (but again, more miminalist). Beautiful stuff.

If you never heard of these Canucks before, here’s a few other very artsy choice songs from the past.