Braids - live Daytrotter session & Montreal and US dates

New Flemish Eye signing Braids hit the Daytrotter studios during Pop Montreal, and you can now hear the sweet fruit of their labours. Recorded live-off-the-floor in one seamless take, this session offer insights into an incredible young band with a mesmerizing live show, and includes two album tracks as well as two more brand-new numbers. 

The band has also announced their album release party at La Sala Rossa, on January 20th, 2011, kicking off a massive US tour with Baths and later with Asobi Seksu. Braids debut LP, Native Speaker, is out Jan 18th 2011 on Flemish Eye Records and is already generating a lot of excitement. 2011 Canadian dates to follow.


Praise for Braids:
Stereogum's "Best New Bands Of 2010" List
"BRAIDS, from Montreal, at #CMJ: enthralling Minimalist counterpoint, tinkly bell tones, pure harmony chorales and...boyfriend putdowns!" -  Jon Pareles, New York Times
"Braids is utterly gripping live, simply because their intricate but accessible compositions are so well-crafted and sonically powerful that one would think they’ve been at it forever….It’s a modern sound that promises to become timeless." - Montreal Mirror
The lovely, light “Lemonade” is the first single from the forthcoming Braids album “Native Speaker”... even though this song clocks in at almost seven minutes, it sounds terse and controlled, showing just enough pain — and skill — to make a point.”  New York Times
"Native Speaker is an amalgam of feminine assertion and unabashed lust" - Filter Magazine
"led by girl wonder Raphaelle Standell-Preston, who...packs one hell of a vocal punch that brings to mind a mix of Bjork and Kate Bush." - BUST
 “They’re only wee, but this isn’t at all precious stuff. Somehow they’ve managed to sound colossal and timely all at once.” - The Tripwire
 “ the maturity and understanding required for a band to blossom into something great... Braids shows patience at an early age, letting the listener move with the changes in melody and pace.” - Herohill
 “Not only are they able to craft 7+ minute experimental-rock epics with ease, but the ideas, songwriting, and high quality of performance are all aspects that truly define what it means for a new act to strive fearlessly for creativity... sprawling with original ideas that lead me to believe that this group is easily one of the most promising...” - Obscure Sound
 “...BRAIDS let the song unravel like Stereolab would by keeping it so warm and beautifully controlled throughout. Not everyone needs to bottle up and explode and I think to be able to pull that off with the kind of music they make is pretty remarkable.” - Exclaim!
 1/20 Montreal QC - La Sala Rossa ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
02-04 Dallas, TX - The Nightmare *
02-05 Austin, TX - The Mohawk * 02-07 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
02-08 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
02-11 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
02-13 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
02-17 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
02-18 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore *
02-19 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
02-21 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner *
02-22 Urbana, IL - The Canopy *
02-23 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's *
02-24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
02-25 Madison, WI - Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *
02-26 Chicago, IL - Subterranean *
03-01 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *
03-02 Portland, OR - Holocene *
03-04 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
03-05 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
3/10/2011 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA***
3/11/2011 - Casbah - San Diego, CA***
3/12/2011 - Neon Reverb Festival - Las Vegas, NV***

* with Baths, Star Slinger
***with Asobi Seksu

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