In Kind // Amends
2013 | 12" EP | FLCR025
After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, BRAIDS returned with a new 12" EP In Kind // Amends. The 12" features two singles from their forthcoming sophomore album, as well as two exclusive B-sides – totaling almost 25 minutes.
The 12" opener "In Kind", hits the pinnacle of the group's songwriting as a four piece. Written live, it is a layered and emotionally raw saga. The first single "Amends" is a strong contrast, and shows the group's exploration into electronic and dance music. Filling out the 12" are two exclusive tracks that explore the textured and atmospheric side of the band – the subtly percussive "Near Enough" and the mesmerizing "A Dawn in Me".
The 12" LP is beautifully packaged with two spot varnishes on front and rear, photography by Landon Speers and design by the incomparable Marc Rimmer.
- In Kind
- Near Enough
- A Dawn in Me
After 18 months of touring in support of Native Speaker, along with the departure of a band member, BRAIDS 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 the 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.
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