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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Music Review: Braids - Native Speaker

Braids is an indie band, but in reality more of an undercover complex social music unit. The band is from Calgary, Canada and is currently based in Montreal. Braids just recently released their debut album “Native Speaker”, which is a surprising, unique and refreshing musical sound. 

The band’s sound, is hard to label and pin point, but if words had to describe, the sound, style, and music of Braids, it would be experimental, techno social culture pop. The songs on Native Speaker are well written, conscientious songs, with a light flair and wave of digital techno engineering. This is in no way a dance album; it is a social awareness album with a new youth sound. Although it is an Indie experimental band, the songs are interesting and captivating to listen to.

Free MP3 Download:
Braids is giving a Free MP3 Download of the song “Plath Heart” 
The band is giving away a free download of their song Plath Heart, this download is available from Amazon MP3. You can download the song its self, or get the album and the song as well.

Title Tracks of Native Speaker:
  • Lemonade (Explicit Lyrics)
  • Plath Heart (Free MP3 Download)
  • Glass Deers
  • Native Speaker
  • Lammicken
  • Same Mum
  • Little Hand

The songs on the album have a very polished production and timing, which makes Native Speaker stand out against other indie releases. A great debut album overall, never boring and worth listening to. As the young band matures more, it is quite possible they could be the next Arcade Fire.

Native Speaker is released by Flemish Eye in Canada and Kanine Records in the United States. 
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By George Luker (C) Copyright 2011 Krule Music

2 comments:

T said...
March 30, 2011 at 12:39 PM

BRAIDS plays packed show in Vancouver. Check out the photos here: http://www.guttersnipenews.com/features/homepage-features/braids-vancouver/

Krule Music said...
March 30, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Thanks, some really nice pics of the band.

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