Braids, the Canadian experimental pop group who released Native Speaker in 2011,
have reinvented themselves in the making of their second full length. After 18 months
of touring in support of their debut, along with the departure of a band member, the
group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording.
While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought
to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting. Sonically, the
songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich
lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable,
demonstrating the group's emotional growth and maturity since their last record.
As they head out in anticipation of their sophomore album – due Fall 2013 – their new
songs will be played, fully live, in an exciting time in music as the gap between real and
synthetic narrows, leaving room only for the pure energy driving the performance.


Toronto's Headaches, aka Landon Speers, is a prolific musician whose work is characterised by layered textures and evocations of the subconscious. Never settling on one genre but constantly experimenting with ambient, drone and IDM sounds, Landon's first release on NeuroPlastic is a warm, weird-pop, chopped-up electronic single.


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