By Calum Slingerland
Published May 02, 2018

Having been relatively quiet since sharing their Companion EP, Braids have returned with a pair of new singles.

Both tracks, titled “Collarbones” and “Burdock & Dandelion,” turn their lens to the perils of contemporary life. The former takes on the “impulse-driven intimacy and digital desirability” of online dating, while the latter examines ghosting and double standards in beauty.

The band’s Raphaelle Standell-Preston shared a statement on both tracks:

For those of u that have ever taken selfies, contorted ur body for selfies, pushed up ur breasts, hid ur breasts, hid ur ass, pushed up ur ass, exaggerated ur bulge, exaggerated ur collarbones, turned up the contrast, softened ur lines, been ghosted, ghosted, used tinder, failed at tinder, fallen down an instagram hole, deleted and downloaded it , deleted and downloaded it, deleted and downloaded it, wandered the drug store for clarity, thought hair dye could ease ur pain, at least for a couple days, and flipped the bird at 1 or all of these things – these songs are 4 u.

We hope you can sing with them, scream with them, dance with them, laugh with them and dream of how u want to feel and deserve to feel. Take a moment for urself.

Hear “Collarbones” and “Burdock & Dandelion” in the players below.

Tour dates:

05/03 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
05/04 Winooski, VT – Waking Windows
05/06 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
05/08 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
05/09 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05/11 New York, NY – Zone One @ Elsewhere
05/12 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Smog