BRAIDS Announce Spring Tour, PGH Mr. Smalls 5/2 Release 2014 Video Trailer

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Tour Dates

w/ Wye Oak:

05.02 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
05.03 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
05.05 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
05.06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05.07 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
05.09 – Boston, MA – Paradise
05.10 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
05.11 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05.13 – Chicago, IL – Metro
05.14 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
05.15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
05.16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
05.17 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
05.18 – St, Louis, MO – Old Rock House
05.20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
05.21 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West


After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker  in 2011, and hot off the heels of their 12″ single In Kind // Amends, BRAIDS have returned with their new LP Flourish // Perish out August 20th on Arbutus Records.

Flourish // Perish showcases the strength of the band as a collective, and explores their burgeoning love for electronic music.  Here, 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 and tampered. Interwoven amongst these threads is the layered voice of Standell-Preston, her engaging lyrics and human performance drawing the listener close.

After 18 months of touring in support of Native Speaker, along with the departure of a band member, the group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording.  While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting.  Sonically, the songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group’s emotional growth and maturity since their last record.

With Flourish // Perish, BRAIDS marks an exciting new partnership with Montreal-based label Arbutus Records.


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Flock Of Dimes, Featuring Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Premiere (This Is Why) I Don’t Wear White

Click Here To Listen To “(This Is Why) I Don’t Wear White” On Pitchfork

On November 20, Frenchkiss Records will release “(This is Why) I Can’t Wear White” b/w “15,” the third in a series of 7-inch singles from Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. Limited to 1,000 copies, each 7-inch includes a download coupon for both tracks. The album will be released digitally as well.

Jenn launched Flock of Dimes in 2011 as a way to explore more experimental recording and songwriting outside of the burgeoning success of Wye Oak. A tour opening for Sharon Van Etten followed, and a debut 7-inch, “Prison Bride” b/w “I Can’t Tell You Why (screwed mix),” was released by Baltimore-based Friends Records in April of 2011. A 2nd 7-inch was released this past September through Merge Records. This 3rd release was produced by Mickey Free once again and features beautiful cover art by Beth Hoeckel.