Braids have been taking the time and space necessary for little miracles to occur.
Burrowed in their Montreal studio, the band has spent the better part of three years crafting "Shadow Offering", their 4th album.
No longer riding the novelty of youth, the band deliberately took time to recommit to themselves and their craft, and channel new energy into their music. Typically opting for a private and insular creation process, the friendship between the four saw the band sharing their songs with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), and naturally resulted in Walla co-producing and engineering "Shadow Offering".
Pushing the band out of their comfort zone, he at once broke and unified the band's dynamic, unearthing individual creative energy long buried over the years. With a new sense of confidence, listeners will find Braids at their most personal, unabashedly flexing through their new music.
Braids, comprised of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith, are a Montreal-based three-piece. Formed in 2007 in Alberta, they have solidified a decade-long reputation for their musical ingenuity and established themselves as one of Canada's most acclaimed art rock bands.