Montreal-based indie art-rock band Braids announced today their new album Shadow Offering will be released on April 24 via Secret City Records. Produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), the new album finds the band at their most personal, unabashedly flexing a new sense of confidence through songs that reach a higher level of artistry and collaboration. Today they shared their lead single and video “Young Buck”, an effervescent ode to impossible love that exudes an undeniable magnetism.
“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 band has also announced 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 are on sale now.
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
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