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Braids return with surprise new singles "Collarbones" and "Burdock and Dandelion"

02 May 2018, 15:39 | Written by Laurence Day

Montreal-based trio Braids have made a comeback with "Collarbones" and "Burdock and Dandelion", new songs that look close at society's relationships with tech.

"For those of u that have ever taken selfies, contorted ur body for selfies, pushed up ur breasts, hid ur breasts, hid ur ass, pushed up ur ass, exaggerated ur bulge, exaggerated ur collarbones, turned up the contrast, softened ur lines, been ghosted, ghosted, used tinder, failed at tinder, fallen down an instagram hole, deleted and downloaded it, deleted and downloaded it, deleted and downloaded it, wandered the drug store for clarity, thought hair dye could ease ur pain, at least for a couple days, and flipped the bird at 1 or all of these things - these songs are 4 u," writes Braids' Raphaelle Standell-Preston in a statement accompanying the track.

"We hope you can sing with them, scream with them, dance with them, laugh with them and dream of how u want to feel and deserve to feel. Take a moment for urself."

The band are following up their 2016 EP Companion and 2015's sensational, Juno-winning record Deep In The Iris. While Braids have been on the quieter side for a while, the members haven't been silent - Standell-Preston has teamed up with Nathan Fake and released another Blue Hawaii album for starters.

"Collarbones" and "Burdock and Dandelion" are both out now - grab 'em on Bandcamp.
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