Braids Flourish // Perish on 2LP + Download
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 on Arbutus Records. 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 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. Flourish // Perish also marks Braids' exciting new partnership with Montreal-based label Arbutus Records.
"It’s heady music about the body and its imperatives. And it’s every bit as mesmerizing and vertiginous as desire can be." – New York Times
Braids Flourish // Perish Track Listing:
10. In Kind