Earlier this year Braids released their third studio album Deep in the Iris with Arbutus & Flemish Eye, which ended up on this year’s Polaris Music Prize short list. While Deep in the Iris may not have won, it is ever so deserving of its spot and will give you shivers. This summer Braids shared their powerful video for their certified feminist anthem “Miniskirt” directed by Kevan Funk and now Funk is back again with a powerful NSFW video for “Taste.” Braids posted some of Funk’s notes about the new video on their Facebook saying…

I see this as a series of scenes of various people (all different ages, races, orientations), mostly in their homes, naked. I see it as these scenes that would almost feel a bit like portraiture, these images that have a mixture of being beautiful and in someways haunting. Maybe just people alone, maybe together, not entirely sure. I like the idea of the viewer projecting this idea on to the individuals, that refrain of ‘we experience the love that we think we deserve’ somehow leading us to assume the type of life these people have had, who and how they love and have been loved.

Check out the video for “Taste” above. Deep in the Iris is out now with Arbutus & Flemish Eye. You can also catch Braids live at one of the dates below…

Tour Dates
10/06 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill *
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Lyric *
10/08 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
10/09 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
10/10 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *
10/12 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
10/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
10/16 Atlanta, GA – 529 *
10/17 Raleigh, NC – Kings *
10/19 Washington, DC – DC9 *
10/20 Philadelphia, PA – Boot And Saddle *
10/21 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
10/22 New York City, NY – Baby’s All Right *
11/06 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/09 Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
11/11 Utrecht, NL – Ekko
11/13 Brussels, BE – Botanique
11/14 Paris, FR – L’Archipel
11/18 Ramsgate, UK – Ramsgate Music Hall
11/19 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
11/24 London, UK – Scala ^
11/25 Leeds, UK – Headrow House
11/26 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
11/28 Prestatyn, UK – ATP Festival
11/30 Sheffield, UK – The Harley
12/01 Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
12/03 Amsterdam, NL – OT301
12/04 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
12/05 Berlin, DE – Kantine Am Berghain

* w/ Tasseomancy
^ w/ Gwilym Gold