• Braids announce new EP, Glastonbury, UK tour + video

    Delighted to announce a new release! It’s an EP, titled Companion – four songs that were started back when we were writing Deep In The Iris. For one reason or another, these songs were left unfinished. At the time they felt separate to the songs that made up DITI – strong in their own right, but left as unknowns to a larger compositional work.

    In August of last year, we had a small window of time at home, in Montreal. Having been on the road for a few months, we were eager to write again, and excited about the material we had put aside. In a focused burst of energy, we dug into a few ideas, trying to construct a home in which they could all live together. These four are the result of that process – a “companion” to the train of thought we started with DITI.

    As part of today’s announcement, we’re also sharing a music video we made with our dear friend and past collaborator, Kevan Funk. It’s for the EP’s title track, and was shot a few weeks ago in the stark and beautiful Palm Desert, CA.

    Last but not least, we’re playing a few shows this summer! (see below). Thank you for all your continued support, we hope you enjoy this first look into the home of these four tracks.


    05/06 – Lawnya Vawnya Festival – St. John’s, NL
    05/14 – FORM Arcosanti Festival – Arcosanti, AZ
    05/25 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
    05/26 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
    05/27 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
    05/31 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
    06/01 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
    06/02 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
    06/03 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
    06/04 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
    06/17 – The Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
    06/18 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
    06/19 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
    06/21 – Patterns – Brighton, UK
    06/22 – Start The Bus – Bristol, UK
    06/23 – Pickle Factory – London, UK
    06/26 – Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK
    06/27 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
    07/15 – Pemberton Festival – Pemberton, BC
    07/22 – Wayhome Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
    07/23 – Calgary Folk Festival – Calgary, AB
    07/27 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
    07/28 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC

    Tickets available here –
    “Companion” CD / LP / Digital –

  • Fuck Buttons announce new album ‘Slow Focus’ for July 22nd via ATP

    News just announced on Pitchfork >

    UK noise heads Fuck Buttons are back. The follow up to 2009’s Tarot Sport is Slow Focus, out July 23 in the U.S. and July 22 in the UK via ATP Recordings. It’s the first record the band has produced themselves at their own Space Mountain Studio.

    Slow Focus:
    01 Brainfreeze
    02 Year of the Dog
    03 The Red Wing
    04 Sentients
    05 Prince’s Prize
    06 Stalker
    07 Hidden XS

    Fuck Buttons announced live dates ::

    23-05 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
    31-05 Porto, Portugal – Optimus Primavera Sound
    21-06 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
    22-06 Westmeath, Ireland – Body & Soul Festival
    28-06 Pilton, England – Glastonbury Festival
    15-18-08 Black Maintains, Wales – Greenman Festival
    31-08 Bristol, England – ArcTangent Festival
    26-10 Melbourne, Australia – Release the Bats