Braids Announce New LP Shadow Offering

Braids drop their new LP Shadow Offering on April 24 via Secret City Records. Ahead of the release, the Montreal band have shared a video for "Young Buck"
Braids photo by Ariana Molly

Braids will release their new album Shadow Offering on April 24 via Secret City Records. The full-length was Produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), Ahead of the album’s arrival, Braids have shared the lead single and video “Young Buck.” “We wrote this song to capture the nervous anticipation of desire, the delicate chase of seduction, the highs and lows of obsession, and the humour in between,” stated singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston. “To want to possess someone, make them desire you, fall for you, only to learn that to lust is not to love.”

The album recounts pain, heartbreak, anger, but also lifts the heart towards hope. “There’s more hopefulness in this record than anything else I’ve written,” said Standell-Preston. “I think the songs are more human, more tangible, more honest.”

The band is also announcing today a UK and European tour this Spring culminating with a performance at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. North American dates will be announced shortly. See below for all tour dates, tickets will be on sale Friday January 31st at 5AM ET.

Braids
Shadow Offering
Tracklist
Secret City Records

01 Here 4 U
02 Young Buck
03 Eclipse (Ashley)
04 Just Let Me
05 Upheaval ii
06 Fear Of Men
07 Snow Angel
08 Ocean
09 Note To Self

Braids
Tour Dates

April 22, 2020 – Leicester, UK – The Cookie
April 23, 2020 – Guildford, UK – Boileroom
April 24, 2020 – London, UK – Moth Club
April 25, 2020 – Ramsgate, UK – Music Hall
April 27, 2020 – Manchester, UK – YES Pink Room
April 28, 2020 – Liverpool, UK – Phase One
April 29, 2020 – Glasgow, UK – CAA
May 1, 2020 – Leeds, UK – Headrow House
May 2, 2020 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb for Bach
May 3, 2020 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
May 4, 2020 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms
May 6, 2020 – Brussels, BE – Beursschouwburg
May 7, 2020 – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
May 8, 2020 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
May 9, 2020 – Winterthur, CH – Albani Club
May 11, 2020 – Rotterdam, NL – V11
May 12, 2020 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 13, 2020 – Paris, FR – Pop Up Paris
May 14-16, 2020 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape