BRAIDS

Native Speaker the debut long player from justifiably tipped Canadian quartet BRAIDS started as a musical experiment, now several years on, the results of that experiment are being gloriously realized. BRAIDS have spent the last few months wowing audiences across America with their live show, including tastemakers at this year’s SXSW. They also recently wowed UK audiences at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this May, along with a sold out European Tour, and will be returning this July for 6 European Festivals. The band will then be gearing up for a long run of shows this Summer at 7 Canadian Fesitivals. Starting off the summer with the Flemish Eye showcase at Great Hall with Chad VanGaalen and Jennifer Castle, the band crosses the country hitting Sled Island in Calgary, the Ottawa Bluesfest, Hillside in Guelph, Osheaga in Montreal and the Regina Folk Festival. Also, the band's recent homecoming performance at the Grand in Calgary was recently captured by CBC Radio One. Despite having debilitating bronchitis, singer Raphaelle Standell-Prestongave a mesmerizing performance to the sold-out crowd while armed with a vaporizer and throat spray. Check out the recording here.

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BRAIDS | "Lemonade" | 'Native Speaker' LP

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PHOTOS

photo credit: Austin Tufts - Tam Vu
photo credit: Austin Tufts - Tam Vu
photo credit: Austin Tufts - Tam Vu
photo credit: Austin Tufts - Tam Vu
photo credit: Victoria Masters
Flourish // Perish

VIDEOS

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"Lammicken" || Directed By: Mark Webber
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"Plath Heart" || Directed By: Blair Neal

PRESS CLIPS

New York Times || Native Speaker Album Review || August 2010
Stereogum || 40 Best New Bands of 2010 Feature || September 2010
Filter || Native Speaker Album Review || 2010
NME || 2010
Nightlife || Feature || 2010
Nightlife || Feature || 2010
Spin || 5 Best New Artists Feature || January 2011
L Mag || Native Speaker Album Review || January 2011
Vice || Native Speaker Album Review || January 2011
Now || January 2011
NY TIMES || 10.22.12
FILTER || September 2013
Under The Radar || September 2013
New York Times || August 28, 2013

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05 02 14           Millvale /  Mr. Small's Theatre
05 03 14           Lancaster /  Chameleon Club
05 05 14           Philadelphia /  Union Transfer
05 06 14           Washington /  9:30 Club
05 07 14           New York /  Webter Hall
05 09 14           Boston /  Paradise
05 10 14           Montreal /  Il Motore
05 11 14           Toronto /  Horseshoe Tavern
05 13 14           Chicago /  Metro
05 14 14           Milwaukee /  Turner Hall
05 15 14           Minneapolis /  Fine Line Music Caf_
05 16 14           Omaha /  The Waiting Room
05 17 14           Lawrence /  The Granada
05 18 14           St. Louis /  Old Rock House
05 20 14           Nashville /  Mercy Lounge
05 21 14           Atlanta /  Terminal West