Braids have announced they'll be releasing their third album, Deep in the Iris, on April 28th via Arbutus (Flemish Eye in Canada). The announcement comes backed by a new track, 'Miniskirt', which plays on the themes suggested in the press release ("a number of heavy subjects, including pornography, abuse, and slutshaming").

Raphaelle Standell-Preston's lyrics, and delivery, hit pretty hard:

"It's not like I'm feeling much different / Than a woman my age years ago / Liberated is what you wanna call it / How about unfairly choked? / Cause I know some just see my body / And every girl I know at some point stopped eating / I'm not a man hater / I enjoy them like cake / But in my position, I'm the slut / I'm the bitch, I'm the whore / The one you hate."

Check out the tracklisting, and stream of 'Miniskirt', below:

  • 01. Letting Go
  • 02. Taste
  • 03. Blondie
  • 04. Happy When
  • 05. Miniskirt
  • 06. Getting Tired
  • 07. Sore Eyes
  • 08. Bunny Rose
  • 09. Warm Like Summer