Preaching From the Pews: Braids

braidsCanadian quartet Braids are to release their debut album Native Speaker on Kanine Records this April 18th. The label is also home to Grizzly Bear and Surfer Blood, amongst others.

The band will promote the release with a full UK tour, dates below.

12th May – London – Heaven w/The Antlers
13th May – Manchester – Club Academy w/The Antlers
14th May – Brighton – Great Escape
14th May – Brighton – Great Escape
16th May – Berlin – Levee
17th May – Hamburg – Indra
18th May – Brussels – AB Clun w/Friendly Fires
19th May – Paris – Fleche D’or
20th May – Amsterdam – London Calling
21st May – Liverpool – Sound City
22nd May – Glasgow – Captains Rest
23rd May – Leeds – Cockpit
24th May – London – Lexington
26th May – Cambridge – Haymakers
27th May – Oxford – Jericho
28th May – Bristol – Dot to Dot Festival
29th May – Nottingham – Dot to Dot Festival
30th May – Manchester – Dot to Dot Festival

Previous to this explosion of goodness, Braids released a surreal official video to single “Plaith Hearts” on the net. View it here:

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