Braids: Joni

Montreal-based three-piece Braids is making some of the most intricate electronic pop we’ve heard: take “Joni” where Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s voice snaps and stretches, yelps and exhales—setting the pace for the ricochets of synth and drum hits. Braids releases a slower-paced music video to match, where Standell-Preston figures things out with a fictional partner while telling herself: “We don’t know where we are going / I wanna be fine without knowing, darling.” Their Companion EP is out now and if you haven’t yet given their unflinchingly honest and personal track “Miniskirt” (from last year’s Deep in the Iris) a listen, it’s a must.