Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flashback music...BRAIDS

This was then...

Fresh out of high school, BRAIDS were known as The Neighborhood Council. I first saw this photo in Fast Forward (in 2007/08?) , thought these faces looked familiar, read the article, proceeded to listen to a few tracks on MySpace and thought they were fabulous.
The four band-mates left Calgary soon(ish) after high school to join the Montreal music scene.
I recall seeing lead vocalist/guitarist Raphaelle at the Azeda Booth show for the last time in 2008 (or 2007) back when The Empty Space still existed at the U of C. We exchanged a few words, and that was that.

This is now...2011

The Neighborhood Council blossomed into BRAIDS. Same original band members, same fabulous sound but now with a debut album, "Native Speaker" and a tour that will take them all the way to the U.K. The band is seriously making a name for itself from getting recognition in The Globe and Mail to making the lists of Pitchfork to playing Red 7 at SXSW, Austin, TX just a couple weeks ago.

And tonight (March 30), BRAIDS is returning to home-sweet-home Calgary to play The GRAND!
This is pretty fucking exciting if you ask me.

Wishing BRAIDS all the best.

"Native Speaker" in stores now

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