CFRU turns 31 this week, and to celebrate we're bringing you this show featuring up'n'comers Braids and local hero Live Action Fezz. Take a look at some of the reviews coming in for the new Braids album "Native Speaker", which came out just last week...
"Native Speaker is the kind of debut that gets hailed as "the beginning of…" years down the road."
- EXCLAIM ("MARK OF EXCELLENCE”)
"It’s every bit as mesmerizing and vertiginous as desire can be.”
- NEW YORK TIMES
"It is near flawless.”
- REGINA LEADER-POST
"Somebody please take this record away from me. I can’t stop listening to it.”
- GLOBE AND MAIL, 4/5 STARS
- MONTREAL MIRROR, 8.5/10
"The year’s first truly outstanding record.”
- EYE WEEKLY, 5 STARS
"Native Speaker is assured and impressive.”
"almost Inception-like in its warping of reality, equally tactile and dissolute, cerebral and surreal and ultimately haunting for its refusal to answer questions the same way twice."
- PITCHFORK, 7.9/10
"Smooth on the outside, savage within.”
- SPIN MAGAZINE, 8/10
"Stunningly assured and accomplished debut"
- TORONTO STAR Live Action Fezz - Live at Ed Video (opening for Braids)