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Braids announce new EP, Companion, share video for moving title track — watch

Montreal band comes back with four new tracks from the Deep in the Iris sessions

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    Braids have announced a new EP, Companion, due out May 20 via Arbutus/Flemish Eye. The four-track effort consists of songs written during the sessions for one of last year’s best albumsDeep in the Iris.

    (Read: Braids: Deep in the Essence)

    As a first listen, the Montreal outfit has shared the video for the title tracks. “Companion” is a moving, haunting track built on the heavy breaths of synths. The video is equally stirring, featuring frontwoman Raphaelle Standell-Preston singing to her own doppelgänger while roaming a sophisticated yet stark desert abode. Whatever love or loss she’s touching on in the track is clearly something personally powerful, as more than once it brings a tear to her eye.

    Companion EP Artwork:

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    Companion Tracklist:
    01. Companion
    02. Joni
    03. Trophies for Paradox
    04. Sweet World

    Braids have also announced a new round of tour dates for 2016. Many of the dates are in their home country and the UK, but they do hit some choice US venues, including one of our favorite spots, Boston’s Great Scott. Find their full itinerary below.

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    Braids 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/06 – St. Johns, NL @ Lawnya Vawnya Festival
    05/14 – Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti Festival
    05/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
    05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
    05/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    05/31 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    06/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    06/02 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
    06/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    06/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
    06/17 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
    06/18 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
    06/19 – Oxford, UK @ O2 – Academy
    06/21 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
    06/22 – Bristol, UK @ Start the Bus
    06/23 – London, UK @ Pickle Factory
    06/26 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
    06/27 – Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
    07/15 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Festival
    07/22 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
    07/23 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
    07/27-28 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

     

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