You don’t often find high school bands staying together after graduation, but Montreal group Braids likes to defy the odds. The team stunned us back in 2011 with its breathtaking debut, Native Speaker, and now after two years—and one full-length from Braids-affiliated side project Blue Hawaii—the band is back in action, with a new album on the horizon that will be titled Flourish // Perish.
The band has now released two singles off the upcoming record due out on August 20 via Arbutus/Full Time Hobby/Flemish Eye. The first came about a month ago with a soothing song titled “Amends,” the b-side of the 12″ project that Braids plans to release ahead of the album. Today, the band released the a-side of the 12″, with the song “In Kind.” It’s definitely a more buoyant and poppy song than “Amends,” arranged with crisp guitars, chimes, and piercing “oohs” and “aahs.” Check it out below.