Braids: Young Buck

An energized, electronic ode to anticipation and seduction, Braids’ new single “Young Buck” channels the magnetism of attraction. Singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s sonic delivery powers the personal narrative. The track is a taste of the Montreal-based band’s forthcoming album, Shadow Offering, produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla.

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 …