Debut album, Native Speaker, from Montreal based BRAIDS marks its 10 year anniversary with limited edition canary yellow and spring green deluxe vinyl packaging available now for preorder and in stores July 9th, 2021.
With the release of Native Speaker in January 2011, BRAIDS quickly became one of Canada’s bands to watch. Mixing pop, electronic and indie music together with Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s distinctive voice, their unique blend earned them heaps of praise:
“Promising and fast-rising group brings a sense of drama and lust and elliptical, unexpected arrangements to indie rock.” - PITCHFORK
“Pairs glimmering, pastoral post-rock with foul-mouthed lyrics" - SPIN
“Takes the beatific psychedelic washes of Animal Collective back to the testy clatter of punk-folk wild women the Raincoats — an at times nutty, at times serene, mash-up of pastoral guitar babble, minimal orchestral drones, loopy chorale vocals and porous, roiling rhythms" - ROLLING STONE
“Band To Watch” - STEREOGUM
“The four-piece deal with Animal Collective’s arpeggiated synths, chillwave’s hazy guitars & Gang Gang Dance’s tribal percussion” - NME