Published Jan 11, 2011As previously reported, experimental popsters Braids are finally releasing their debut LP, Native Speaker, on January 18. If you can't handle waiting another few days, the whole album is up for streaming online.
Most of us are already well-versed with opening tribal-electro number "Lemonade," but get a load of the rest of this thing. From Raphaelle Standell-Preston's soaring, Björk-influenced vocals on minimalist club thumper "Lammicken" to twinkly, Tropicália-inflected two-stepper "Little Hand," the album is one mind-melting stunner.
Native Speaker is due out on Flemish Eye and you can stream it here on Hype Machine.