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Yesterday, we woke up with a new broody Drake short film to watch with breakfast, and by bedtime, we had a new broody Drake mixtape to listen to over sleepy tea. If those 17 songs had dropped Wednesday instead, we’d likely be talking about one of them below. But we’ll get to Drake next week. More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

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Braids – “Bunny Rose” Video

Braids have shared a video for "Bunny Rose," a track from the Canadian band's most recent album, Deep In The Iris. It stars Raphaelle Standell…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 10:34 am

Braids – “Taste” Video (NSFW)

I can already feel Braids' great new album, Deep In The Iris, being relegated to the same perpetually underrated status as their previous two releases,…
James Rettig | October 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Watch Braids, Alvvays, Viet Cong Perform, Toronto Symphony Cover Drake At Polaris Music Prize Gala

Last night was Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize awards. The official honor went to 74-year-old Buffy Sainte-Marie, but several other artists gave stunning performances at…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Livestream The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Every year, a bunch of Canadian music nerds get together to bestow the prestigious Polaris Music Prize upon whichever album they deem to be Canada's…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Braids – “Miniskirt” Video

When I wrote about “Miniskirt,” the first single off of Braids’ Deep In The Iris, I claimed that it was a feminist anthem, an aggressive…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 3, 2015 - 10:47 am

Stream Braids Deep In The Iris

When Braids announced their third full-length with the release of "Miniskirt," it became clear that Deep In The Iris was slated to make a statement.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Braids – “Taste”

Braids has always been intense. After all, this is the band that constructed an eight-minute epic around the words, "I'm fucked up." But the Braids…
James Rettig | March 4, 2015 - 10:37 am

Braids – “Miniskirt”

Initially, I didn't want to project too much onto this song, but damn did Braids just release one of the most spine chilling feminist anthems…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Braids – “Deep Running”

Montreal-based Braids have shared an outtake from last year's excellent Flourish // Perish that would have fit in nicely on the back half of that…
James Rettig | April 28, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Braids – “Fruend”

Oblique Montreal electro-poppers Braids are about to return with the new album Flourish // Perish, and we've been posting songs from the LP for months:…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2013 - 11:48 am

Braids – “Hossak”

Next month, Montreal's Braids release the Flourish // Perish LP, which has already provided the tracks "In Kind" and "Amends." Today's sample is "Hossak," which…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Braids – “In Kind” Video

Braids are slated to release Flourish // Perish later this summer. We've already been given a preview of what's on deck for the follow-up…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 17, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Braids – “In Kind”

Montreal's Braids stopped off here last month with a pretty, electronic, vocally effected six-minute track called "Amends," the b-side from a 12" led by "In…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2013 - 10:53 am

Braids – “Amends”

Montreal's Braids first came on our radar as the Neighbourhood Council, before disappearing awhile and reemerging under this new moniker (and a second BTW designation).
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2013 - 10:41 am

Band To Watch: Braids

A couple of years ago we wrote about a young Calgary band, the Neighborhood Council. They had a single self-released EP. The band's still pretty…
Stereogum | May 5, 2010 - 11:41 am