Il trio indie rivelazione di Montreal BRAIDS ha pubblicato lo scorso venerdì 19 giugno il quarto album dal titolo SHADOW OFFERING via Secret City Records, prodotto da Chris Walla dei Death Cab For Cutie.
Per celebrare l’uscita la band canadese oggi, lunedì 22 giugno alle ore 19 italiane, farà sentire l’album per intero e chatterà con i propri fan. Clicca qui per partecipare
Inoltre oggi la band ha reso pubblico il video del brano “Here 4 U”.
Guarda il video e ascolta la canzone qui.
“Here 4 U is an oldie in our books. The original demo dates back four or five years, written while Austin and I spent a few months snowbirding in Los Angeles. It was one of the first songs we wrote for Shadow Offering, but the last we finished. We nearly lost this one on the cutting room floor, but in finding the album’s identity in the final weeks of mixing, so too did this song. In a way, it encapsulates the process of making this record – bursts of excitement and exploration, stretches of self-doubt, long days, long months, and the blissful self-discovery of finding our voice for this album.
L’album è stato acclamato dalle principali e rinomate riviste di musica estere, ecco cosa hanno detto di loro:
“The music – lush electronic textures, delicate piano melodies and driving rhythms – is cinematic in scope, offering Armageddon and salvation in turn. 8/10” – Uncut
“‘Shadow Offering,’ is beautiful and heart wrenching, pulling on listeners’ heartstrings. The album offers a sanctuary by easing anxiety and fueling hope, acting as a sort of security blanket for these unnerving times. 8/10” – Clash Magazine
“a gloriously intricate fourth outing […] Braids have refined themselves, ready to offer mature, emotional soundscapes of understanding. 9/10” – The Line of Best Fit
“Braids are incisive, and conjure up a kind of confiding emotional warmth; Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla’s rich production is the ideal match.” – NME
“…[Shadow Offering] feels like the culmination of what Braids have been building towards over the last 10 years. It’s glimmering and assured, an album that’s constantly refining and one-upping itself. The Canadian band’s songs have always been massive, bursting at the seams with ideas, but they’ve never sounded as good or as crystallized as they do on Shadow Offering.” – Stereogum (50 best albums of 2020 so far)
“Raphaelle Standell-Preston sings with openhearted earnestness.” – The New York Times
“The whole thing builds to a frantic final third in which the chaos and confusion is palpable.” – The Fader (About “Snow Angel”)
“a bouncy good time; in the tug-of-war between mind and matter, these pulsing synths are clearly on the side of the body.” – Consequence of Sound (About “Young Buck”)
“An undulating piano carries heartfelt sentiments, presented in a voice that stylistically manages to pay tribute to both Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morissette.” – The Globe and Mail (About Eclipse (Ashley)
Le canzoni ribollono, si dissolvono, si espandono e si ritirano.
L’album racconta il dolore, lo strazio, la rabbia, ma solleva anche il cuore con la speranza. “There’s more hopefulness in this record than anything else I’ve written” dice Standell-Preston “I think the songs are more human, more tangible, more honest”.
01) Here 4 U
02) Young Buck
03) Eclipse (Ashley)
04) Just Let Me
05) Upheaval ii
06) Fear Of Men
07) Snow Angel
09) Note To Self