Montreal-based band Braids presents a new music video for their song In Kind, off their upcoming second full-length album, Flourish // Perish, out August 20th via Flemish Eye Records in Canada. Directed by Angus Borsos (the man behind videos of Parlovr, Mac DeMarco, Sean Nicholas Savage, etc.), the video for in In Kind shows panoramic views of nature with the band's Raphaelle Standell-Preston belting out the song near the ocean.
Hot on the heels of a whirlwind two-month tour and sold-out show at Le National, Elephant Stone returns to Montreal at La Sala Rossa on Saturday, July 13th. The buzz surrounding Elephant Stone’s new self-titled album has been building since their sold-out album launch at Divan Orange in February to their sold-out show at Le National supporting the Black Angels in April.
Opening the evening will be the Montreal film premiere of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a feature-length documentary about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, Daft Punk, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few.
Saturday, July 13th at La Sala Rossa will not just be a regular night of indie-rock… No, this will be a celebration of the lasting legacy of rock’n’roll.
After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, Braids have returned with a new 12" single In Kind // Amends. Available on iTunes and in stores via Flemish Eye Records in Canada, the 12" features two singles from their forthcoming sophomore album, as well as two exclusive B-sides. Keep an eye out for their second full-length album, Flourish // Perish, due out August 20th.
The 12" openerIn 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 ON TOUR
06/11 Montreal, QC // Casa Del Popolo
06/13 Toronto, ON // Arbutus Showcase - NXNE
06/15 Brooklyn, NY // Cameo Gallery - Northside Festival
Braids' new album out in August!
Hot on the heels of their 12" single In Kind // Amends, Braids have returned with their new LP Flourish // Perish. Their first full-length after the critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, the new double LP captures the maturation of the band over the last two years and is out August 20th on Flemish Eye Records in Canada. The second single from the LP and 12" is now streaming on YouTube.
Flourish // Perish showcases the strength of the band as a collective, and explores their burgeoning love for electronic music. The band brings their widely disparate strengths together to create a distinctive voice; the organic and complex rhythms dance and spar with sparsely decorative sounds, often fragmented, tampered, and filtered beyond recognition. Interwoven amongst these threads is the layered voice of Standell-Preston, her engaging lyrics and human performance drawing the listener close.