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LISTEN: Braids - Fruend
Laurie Tuffrey , August 6th, 2013 07:35

First listen to new single from Montreal group's second album Flourish // Perish

Montreal-based trio Braids will be releasing their second LP Flourish // Perish on Full Time Hobby on August 19. Following that, they'll be putting out the album's first single, 'Fruend', and we've got an exclusive first spin - have a listen above.

Continuing to mine from their avantgarde mindset, the track's fidgety drums and tightly-wound staccato synths lend it an almost math-rock feel, and, in spite of stating a decided move in an electronics-only direction for their follow-up to 2011's Native Speaker, it sounds surprisingly organic, pushing Raphaelle Standell-Preston's cascading vocal self-harmonies to the front of the mix.

Following the album's release, the band are playing a short run of dates in the UK - take a look below and head over to Full Time Hobby to pre-order the album:

Fri 30 - End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
Sat 31 - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

Tue 3 - Electrowerkz, London

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