WEAVES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM – WEAVES RELEASED 17TH JUNE ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
LEAD SINGLE “ONE MORE” PREMIERES ON NPR
BAND TO PLAY SXSW, LATITUDE AND END OF THE ROAD
“The whole band is simply a sonic treat” – NPR
“They’re easily the most exciting band we saw at CMJ”– The Guardian
“The construction is cerebral, but the songs come across as uproarious.”– NY Times
“A Toronto-based foursome who bend pop tropes as if they’re made of Silly Putty, Weaves’ idiosyncratic songs play with genre and form while vocalist Jasmyn Burke’s precisely calibrated alto (which takes cues from Siouxsie as much as Aaliyah) leads the way” – Rolling Stone
“mine post-Pixies indie gold sounds, but idestablized by Morgan Waters’ bright, wobbly guitar lines, which shadow Burke’s melodies like an eager-to-please stray cat following her down the street” – Pitchfork
“[Weaves’] effervescent brand of pop is super dizzying and intoxicating… this curious quartet can fashion earworms out of what appears to be pure sonic mishmash”– Stereogum
“One More,” the lead single from Weaves‘ self-titled debut full length, premiered last night on NPR. Showcasing the band at their most frenetic, the track functions, according to frontwoman Jasmyn Burke, as an assertion of independence. “Sometimes I’m bothered by female lyrical content that feels indirect or is only about wanting a certain thing,” says Burke. “I think there’s room for women to have a more individual voice in music and to be having fun rather than looking for their next love. It’s ok for it to not to be that, and to be more independent. Maybe it’s going out and getting drunk, and it’s not like a fairytale, sometimes its more shitty and pizza and that’s ok! That’s gonna be life for a while!”
Hear “One More”
The band have announced their signing to Memphis Industries, who will be releasing Weaves in conjunction with Buzz Records on 17th June (with Kanine releasing in North America). In advance of the release the band will be heading to Austin for SXSW and touring the US with Sunflower Bean, before hitting Europe for a host of festivals including Latitude and End of the Road.
14 July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
21-24 July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
04 September – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury
Weaves – Weaves tracklisting
Birds & Bees
In a little over two short years, Weaves have gone from a collection of voice memos on Jasmyn Burke’s iPhone to establishing themselves as one of the most stridently individual acts to emerge from Toronto’s fertile and multifaceted DIY scene. Led by Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters, the band have built a devoted audience while capturing the attention of the international media with a brand of ebullient, art-damaged pop music as difficult to categorize as it is to ignore.
The group began in a series of sessions in the bedroom of Waters’ Chinatown apartment, where the two would record increasingly elaborate demos built from Burke’s phone full of songs. They transitioned to a full band line up in late 2013, adding bassist Zach Bines and drummer Spencer Cole, and quickly set to work recording their debut EP which was released on Buzz Records in the summer of 2014. The EP made an immediate splash, garnering praise from Noisey, Rookie and SPIN, and earning Weaves a “band to watch” tag from Rolling Stone. Glowing write ups of the band’s performances at that year’s CMJ from The Guardian and NME followed, cementing Weaves’ reputation as one of the year’s most exciting new bands.
Word continued to spread in 2015 with the release of their single “Tick,” ahead of the band’s first European tour, which included dates with Hinds, Dan Deacon and Pissed Jeans, and appearances at Glastonbury and Iceland Airwaves. With their already sterling live show only sharpened by their time on the road, the band returned to CMJ in October and emerged as one of the hottest acts of the festival, earning “best of the festival” write ups from NPR and The New York Times among others, and further building the anticipation for their forthcoming full length.
Weaves have been working on their debut LP for almost as long as they have been a band, tracking with Leon Taheny (Dilly Dally, Owen Pallett, Austra) in sessions that span most of the last two years. Mixed by Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Melvins, At The Drive In) and mastered by John Greenham (Death Grips, Sky Ferreira), the result is an album that traverses the band’s history, exploring every facet of their always adventurous approach to pop music and leaving no idea unexplored. Filled beyond bursting with hooks and possibilities, it’s the sound of a band propelled forward by the thrill of discovering the limits of their sound and gleefully pushing past them. “We’re always trying to push ourselves,” says Waters, “sometimes it feels like bands aren’t necessary, like they’re not the one’s pushing music forward, so I think we’re trying to hopefully prove that bands aren’t boring. If we are going to be a band and if we are going to do this guitar, bass and drums thing then we might as well see how much we can fuck it up.”
Weaves’ self-titled LP will be released on Memphis Industries in the UK and the rest of the World, with the exception of in the US and Canada (where it will be released through Kanine and Buzz, respectively), on 17th June. It is available for pre-order with an instant download of “One More” here.