Braids: In Kind // Amends
After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, BRAIDS have returned with a new 12" single In Kind // Amends. Out June 11th on Flemish Eye in Canada, the 12" features two singles from their forthcoming sophomore album, as well as two exclusive B-sides – totalling 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.