!earshot charts - top 20 electronic of 2015
Deep in the Iris - (Flemish Eye)
When Calgary-raised, Montreal-based BRAIDS debuted in 2011 with Native Speaker, critics described them as "Animal Collective at their most hormonally charged". The band returned with a second record in 2013, Flourish // Perish. I talked to the band during this time. The group had gone through a painful reduction from a four piece to a three piece, yet had stepped forward in a new direction.
BRAIDS returned this year with the more confident third release Deep In the Iris. Songs like "Miniskirt" prove the band (Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith) is now fearless enough to release a single dealing with objectification, the male gaze and female empowerment.
By Scott Wood
All chart appearances for Deep in the Iris
Asterisk (*) denotes Canadian artists. All !earshot charts in this issue reflect actual airplay on campus/community stations from January to December 2015. Charts are weighted according to broadcast range and market size. To view older charts from as far back as 1999, go to our charts main page.
|1||Braids *||Deep In The Iris||Flemish Eye|
|2||Purity Ring *||Another Eternity||Last Gang|
|3||Humans *||Noontide||Hybridity Music|
|4||Jamie xx||In Colour||Young Turks|
|5||A Tribe Called Red *||Suplex||Pirates Blend|
|6||Hot Chip||Why Make Sense?||Domino|
|7||New Order||Music Complete||Mute|
|10||Bonobo||Flashlight EP||Ninja Tune|
|11||The Chemical Brothers||Born In The Echoes||Virgin|
|12||JOYFULTALK *||MUUIXX||Drip Audio|
|13||Ryan Hemsworth *||Alone for the First Time||Last Gang|
|15||Saxsyndrum *||SXD_EP||Art Not Love|
|16||Miami Horror||All Possible Futures||Haven|
|17||Floating Points||Elaenia||Luaka Bop|
|18||Bob Moses *||Days Gone By||Domino|
|19||Milk & Bone *||Little Mourning||Bonsound|
|20||Shlohmo||Dark Red||True Panther|