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    If you like Animal Collective, listen to Braids

    The primary difference between Animal Collective and Braids is that the AC collective is all men, and Braids features female vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston front and center. But the same experimental, intensely emotional music remains—both groups are those at the forefront of the electronic/noise music that's emerging with rapidity. Based out of Montreal, the trio compose looped bloops and bleeps that coincide with bass lines and cymbals to form shaky walls of noise that never seem to completely enclose the listener, always leaving room for improvisation.