Posted in music | pictures on October 7, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Raphaelle Standell-Preston of Braids @ the Mohawk
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"When I see Raphaelle Standell-Preston (guitar, lead vocals of Braids) take to the scene, I find that I'm even more excited than I thought I was. Joining her are Katie Lee (keyboard, vocals), Austin Tufts (drums, vocals) and Taylor Smith (samples, percussion, vocals, bass, guitar). The crowd is immediately in love after the first song and isn't afraid to show it. Cheers and screams all around. "Glass Deers," the longest track on the band's newly released album, Native Speaker, makes its appearance, leading in with its otherworldly din and chimes until it quiets down and Raphaelle's voice takes its first demure and regulated step. The whole group-from keyboard to drums, guitar, voice, samples and drums-shines with a melodious and striking sound, but it's the lead vocals that flare brightest. As the song unfolds, so do the layers of the multi-talented artist's range and expression. No one can help but be captivated and I am left inspired by the pure power of the song as performed live." [eventseekr]
Tourmates Braids & Pepper Rabbit hit the Mohawk in Austin on Tuesday (10/4). Here are some pictures from that show which was opened by (also tourmate) Painted Palms.

The tour continues through Friday, 10/21, when Braids and Pepper Rabbit join Active Child, Weekend, and Raphaelle from Braids' other project Blue Hawaii at the BrooklynVegan official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still on sale, or get in with your CMJ badge.

More pictures from Austin below...

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Comments (8)

The only good-looking thing in this set of pics is the bicycle rack. C'mon Austin, I know you want to "keep weird" but change your clothes and brush your hair every once in a while.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:16 AM

>I find that I'm even more excited than I thought I was.

ie: I had a boner.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:22 AM

Austin is around 10 million times cooler than NYC. If you disagree, you either have never been there or are just f--king dumb....maybe a bit of both.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:40 AM

Braid is back together so this band shouldn't exist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:46 AM

cute azn boy in braids

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:52 AM

Raphaelle is so cute with her awkward dancing at the 0:08 to 0:11 mark here (http://youtu.be/xKSxKge7vXQ)!

Fact - she got hotter when she started singing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:43 PM

the white chick have big tits or no? if not, no care.

"Braid is back together so this band shouldn't exist."

exactly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2011 2:56 AM

The only good-looking thing in this set of pics is the bicycle rack. C'mon Austin, I know you want to "keep weird" but change your clothes and brush your hair every once in a while.

Posted by FranciscoDubey | November 10, 2012 3:57 AM

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