1.19.2011

BRAIDS “Native Speaker” out today.

Rolling Stone review “mix of euphoria and ambiguity” with “beatific psychedelic washes”

Prefix Mag review “Braids are drawing from a wide pool of influences, from the Cocteau Twins (the vocal harmonies on “Plath Heart,” “Same Mum” and “Lammicken”) and krautrock (the relentless plinking of the keys on “Plath Heart”), to late-period Portishead (“Native Speaker”). But all of it is filtered through Braids’ unique angle of approach.” and “You’ll probably listen to more immediate albums this year, but few will have the down-the-rabbit-hole quality that marks Native Speaker for success.”

NY Times review “It’s heady music about the body and its imperatives. And it’s every bit as mesmerizing and vertiginous as desire can be.”