Canadian art-rock band Braids is weaving its way around the world in a pattern far more complicated than its name implies. After successfully touring the U.S. for the last few months, the quartet will return to the States for a fall tour with labelmates Pepper Rabbit. The band is also about to embark on a Canadian summer festival tour that will keep the members busy until August. In July, Braids will take a break from its home country and travel to Europe, where it will play a number of festivals over the course of eight very busy days.

Native Speaker, the band’s debut album, was released to positive reviews in January on Kanine and the music video to “Plath Heart” has just been released. The low-key video, which has an incredibly natural feel and features that band playing in a dirty warehouse, can be seen below.


Tour Dates For Braids:

06/17 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE
06/18 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE
06/22 – Calgary, Canada – Sled Island
06/24 – Calgary, Canada – Sled Island
06/25 – Saskatoon, Canada – Saskatoon Jazz
07/16 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Blues Festival
07/22 – Calgary, Canada – Calgary Folk Festival
07/23 – Calgary, Canada – Calgary Folk Festival
07/24 – Guelph, Canada – Hillside Festival
07/30 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga
08/05 – Regina, Canada – Regina Folk Festival
07/07 – Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes Festival
07/08 – Trenton, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07/09 – Dublin, Ireland – Oxegen Festival
07/10 – Canterbury, UK – Lounge on the Farm Festival
07/11 – Brighton, UK – TBD
07/12 – Cardiff, UK – TBD
07/14 – Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
07/15 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival
09/06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
09/07 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
09/08 – Washington DC – DC9 *
09/09 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
09/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
09/11 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *
09/13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
09/16 – Winnipeg, Canada – The Royal Albert Arms Hotel *
09/18 – Saskatoon, Canada – Jale
09/19 – Edmonton, Canada – Pawn Shop *
09/20 – Calgary, Canada – The Republik
09/22 – Victoria, Canada –Rifflandia *
09/23 – Vancouver, Canada – Olio Festival
09/24 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *
09/27 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
09/28 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo *
09/30 – Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn *
10/01 – Santa Fe, NM – Corazon *
10/02 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *
10/04 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
10/05 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
10/06 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
10/07 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
10/08 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern *
10/09 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge *
10/10 – London, Canada – Call The Office *
10/14 – Toronto, Canada – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
10/15 – Ottawa, Canada – Babylon
10/16 – Quebec, Canada – Le Cercle *
10/17 – Fredericton, Canada – The Capital Complex
10/19 – Portland, ME – SPACE *
10/20 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *#
*with Pepper Rabbit
#with DJ Carbo