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12 Best Songs of the Week: Braids, NZCA LINES, Muzz, Sorry, and More

Plus Bob Dylan, Man Man, Hamilton Leithauser, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 27, 2020

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2020. It was another scary week out there, as America surpassed China and Italy to become the country with the most COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the world, with 101,242 known U.S. cases at the time of this writing and 1,588 American COVID-19 deaths. Meanwhile the world economy is in tatters and there’s no realistic end to the quarantine in sight, despite what President Trump says about everything opening back up again in time for Easter.  More

Braids Share Video for Nine-Minute New Song “Snow Angel” and Postpone Album Release Date

Shadow Offering Now Due Out June 19 via Secret City; Produced by Chris Walla

Mar 26, 2020

Montreal trio Braids were releasing a new album, Shadow Offering, on April 24 via Secret City, but now they have pushed it back to June 19 due to COVID-19. They have also shared another new song from it, the nine-minute “Snow Angel,” via a video for the track.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Little Dragon, Peter Bjorn and John, Caribou, and More

Plus Shopping, Anna Calvi and Courtney Barnett, Braids, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 31, 2020

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2020. There are lots of bass-heavy dance-y songs in the Top 4 this week. Some of this week's best tracks were connected to albums newly announced this week, others were standalone singles, or additional new songs from previously announced albums.  More

Braids Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Young Buck”

Shadow Offering Due Out April 24 via Secret City; Produced by Chris Walla

Jan 31, 2020

Montreal trio Braids have announced a new album, Shadow Offering, and shared its first single, "Young Buck," via a video for the track. Shadow Offering was produced by former Death Cab for Cutie guitarist/producer Chris Walla. More

Braids Announce EP and Tour Dates, Share “Companion” Video

Companion EP Due Out May 20 via Arbutus/Flemish Eye

Apr 29, 2016

Montreal trio Braids have announced a new EP, entitled Companion, that's due out May 20 via Arbutus/Flemish Eye. They have shared a video for the title track and announced some tour dates. The EP features four songs recorded during the sessions for 2014's Deep In the Iris. More

Braids Announce Fall Tour Dates

Deep In the Iris Out Now via Arbutus

Jul 22, 2015

Montreal trio Braids released their third album, Deep In the Iris, back in April. Now they have announced a slew of fall tour dates that take in Canada and both American coasts.   More

Music Video Roundup: Braids, Fucked Up, Christopher Owens, Holly Herndon, FIDLAR, and More

Plus Clips from Flying Saucer Attack, Eternal Summers, Omar Souleyman, Daughn Gibson, Johanna Warren, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Others

Jun 03, 2015

So many new music videos are released these days that we simply can't do individual write-ups on all of them. Collected here are some videos shared in the last couple of days that we weren't able to otherwise post to our site. The clips include puppets, people covered in honey, astronauts, a really long braid, and a spoof of videos from the '90s. More

Listen: BRAIDS - “Deep Running”

Outtake Off Flourish // Perish

Apr 28, 2014

Last year ethereal electronic outfit BRAIDS released their sophomore LP Flourish // Perish. More

Nov 29, 2013

This weekend, Utrecht, Netherlands is hosting the Le Guess Who? Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Premiere: BRAIDS Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

November 28-December 1 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Nov 27, 2013

Tomorrow, Under the Radar will head over to the Netherlands to check out Le Guess Who? Festival. In honor of our trek, we asked a few of our favorite musicians performing at the festival to introduce us to a few of their favorite musicians via our ongoing mixtape project.  More

Stream New Albums By Porcelain Raft, DIANA, Braids, and More

Including Pure Bathing Culture, White Hills, and Larry Gus

Aug 15, 2013

Several new albums are streaming in advance of their release next week.  More

Listen: BRAIDS - “Fruend”

New Album Flourish // Perish out Aug. 20

Aug 07, 2013

Following their 2011 Mercury Prize-nominated debut Native Speaker, Canadian electro experimentalists BRAIDS will release their sophomore album Flourish // Perish on Aug. 20. More

Listen: BRAIDS - “Amends”

New 12'' Out in June

Apr 29, 2013

Calgary trio BRAIDS have returned following the release of their 2011 debut Native Speaker with a new 12'' In Kind // Amends. More

Purity Ring Announces Split 7” With BRAIDS

Out October 10 Via Fat Possum

Aug 26, 2011

Today Purity Ring (a “Pleased to Meet You” artist in our current issue) announced a split 7” with BRAIDS. We have the details.  More



Reviews

Deep In the Iris

Deep In the Iris

Arbutus

Apr 24, 2015

BRAIDS have always felt like the right band at the wrong time. Their first two recordsFlourish // Perish and Native Speaker—are remarkable melanges of twitching experimental pop led by Raphaelle Standell-Preston's spell-casting intonations. More

Le Guess Who? Day Two: Wampire, Connan Mockasin, BRAIDS, and Forest Swords

November 29th, 2013

Dec 02, 2013

While Under the Radar wasn’t able to attend the first day of events due to logistical conflicts, we dove headfirst into the second day (jetlag be damned) and saw impressive sets from WampireConnan MockasinBRAIDS, and Forest Swords.

Flourish // Perish

Flourish // Perish

Arbutus

Aug 26, 2013

BRAIDS' 2011 debut Native Speaker stood out as an inventive, cerebral take on the syncopated obsessions of their peers. Returning after a foray into side project Blue Hawaii, the Montréal group's follow up finds them crystallizing their influences and thought processes into one of the most accomplished collections of tracks this year. More