Braids – “Amends”

BRAIDS
Listen to our FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Listening to music loudly or on one’s headphones is perhaps our contemporary way of isolating ourselves. It walls off all the other noise for a while, and any kind of music can do this given a pair headphones or loud speakers. Though, some artists seem to be more consciously aware of this phenomenon and fashion said wall of sound to more carefully fit their needs. I think this is what people mean when they describe music as “textured,” or what earns some groups the “art rock” designation. Such is the case with Braids, who have a new 12″ in the works. “Amends” comes from that project, and it feels more like a electro curtain of sound unfurling at the behest of some ethereal breeze.

tl;dr: “Amends” is a cool tune from Braids, who have a new 12″ called In Kind // Amends coming out June 11 via Arbutus.

What did you think?
 39  11  4  3
rap-monument
News

Raekwon, Killer Mike, Pusha T, Danny Brown, YG, Action Bronson, Young Thug, and more show up.

dan deacon unedited footage of bear
Videos

He also makes a quick cameo as a detective.

oneohtrix_point_never
Music

“Bubs” is a collaboration with PC Music’s A.G. Cook.

male-bonding-20141
Music

Another new track to follow up last week’s “A Kick To The Face.”

DAngelo Black Messiah
Favorite Albums

Fifteen years after Voodoo, better than ever.

charli-xcx-sucker-608x608
Reviews

Charlotte Aitchison’s second LP is a warhead, a sonic sour bomb that conceals sneering attitude and caustic kiss-offs beneath an initially shimmering pop sheen.

King Kendrick Lamar
Videos

From his still-unannounced new album, featuring Thundercat, Bilal and production from Astronote.

pond
Music

Our next sample from Man, It Feels Like Space Again.

charlixcx-letterman-rostam
Videos

With help from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and an amazing piano.