“Retriever” by Braids

“Retriever” by Braids is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the Montreal band's album Shadow Offering
Braids photo by Mélissa Gamache

Braids, is back with a brand new single titled “Retriever”. The song, as described by the Montreal-based band, “is a 9-minute journey track, simple in its sentiment of love and friendship, yet complex in its lush arrangement and textural experimentation”. “We returned to our roots with this one”, they explain, “exploring new corners of sound, collaboration and a ‘DGAF’ attitude with where we ended up. This song is a trip back to euphoric freedom and lightness during a time of intense isolation. We were happy to travel there, and for you to now dive into it.”

The band will also be supporting Future Islands on five European tour dates later this month that will bring them to Germany, Norway, Denmark and Finland, with stops at Aalfest and Popaganda Festival along the way. The band’s most recent album Shadow Offering coproduced by Chris Walla, is available via Secret City Records.

Braids is comprised of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts, and Taylor Smith. They have supported or toured with artists such as Toro Y Moi, The Antlers, Wye Oak, Purity Ring, and Friendly Fires along with festival appearances around the world including Glastonbury, Primavera, Osheaga, Hopscotch, and SXSW.

Braids 2022 Tour Dates

08/18 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle *
08/20 Hamburg, DE @ Aalfest
08/22 Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene *
08/24 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega *
08/25 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega *
08/27 Stockholm, SE @ Popaganda
08/29 Helsinki, FI @ The House of Culture *

*Supporting act for Future Islands

Purchase Shadow offering by Braids HERE


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