After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, Braids have returned with a new 12" single In Kind // Amends. Out June 11th on Flemish Eye Records in Canada, the 12" features two singles from their forthcoming sophomore album, as well as two exclusive B-sides. The first song Amends is now streaming on YouTube and at Pitchfork. Keep an eye out for their second full-length album, dut out Fall 2013.
The 12" opener In Kind captures the peak of the group's songwriting in their four piece incarnation. Written live, it is a layered and emotionally raw saga. The first single Amends is a strong contrast, and shows the group's exploration into electronic and dance music. Filling out the 12" are two exclusive tracks that explore the textured and atmospheric side of the band – the subtly percussive Near Enough and the mesmerizing A Dawn in Me.
Braids is also announcing a string of small shows to support the release of the 12". The band plays a show in their hometown of Montreal at the legendary Casa Del Popolo on release date; then they head to Toronto and NYC.
BRAIDS ON TOUR
06/11 Montreal, QC // Casa Del Popolo
06/13 Toronto, ON // Arbutus Showcase - NXNE
06/15 Brooklyn, NY // Cameo Gallery - Northside Festival
The Besnard Lakes’ Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, now available in stores and on iTunes through Outside Music, had its humble beginnings in mid-2011 and was completed over the course of a year. Ever mindful and attentive to the most subtle and nuanced details, founding band members Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas produced, recorded and mixed at the stalwart Breakglass Studios in Montreal. Eventually mastered by the renowned Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, this fourth album by The Besnard Lakes features heavyweight additions by Moonface’s Spencer Krug and Mike Bigelow, The Barr Brothers’ Sarah Page, the always-enchanting Monica Guenter and the return of Fifth String Liberation Singers’ Choir.
Stream People Of The Sticks below or by clicking here.
Don’t miss The Besnard Lakes in concert on April 11th in Quebec City, at Le Cercle (Tickets), and on April 13th in Montreal, at Cabaret du Mile-End (Tickets).
Montreal rock band Dead Messenger presents their second album, titled Recharger, now available in stores. Recorded by the band and mixed by Aaron Holmberg, who works at the Tragically Hip owned Bathouse Recording Studio and who has worked with notorious producers such as Bob Rock (Metallica) and Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), the album is rougher around the edges than first record Love is The Only Weapon.
Formed in 2005, Dead Messenger established a solid reputation on the local Montreal rock scene. Following the 2009 release of Love Is The Only Weapon (recorded at Breakglass Studios by Jace Lasek), the band played at CMW, NXNE, Pitter Patter Fest, SMIM and the GAMIQ. They have shared the stage with bands such as C'mon, Bionic, Priestess, Danko Jones, Aids Wolf, The Figgs, Duchess Says, Hollerado and many more. The band consists of Roger White (lead vocals, guitar), Ted Yates (lead guitar, vocals), Alex Chavel (bass) and Charlton Snow (drums).