In addition to sharing the Jason Harvey-directed video for ‘Buttercup’ from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP on Buzz Records, Weaves have also shared a free stream of the EP;
That also shared a video of a live performance of ‘Hulahoop’ for Scion Sessions;
The EP was produced by Dave Newfeld whose style, idiosyncrasy and enthusiasm matched the band’s perfectly. With Newfeld’s help, they were able to expose bits of life and spontaneity in their music that they always strive for. Singer Jasmyn Burke’s voice is the element that holds the band’s music together, fluttering and tumbling with the music. Even though it sounds like like it might come apart at any moment, they bring it all together with gusto and huge hooks.
Weaves is a guerilla project that forces its members to step out of the comfort zone of a four-piece band. They wanted to avoid hiding behind a wall of reverb or becoming involved in any one particular scene. They wanted to focus on pop sensibilities while creating a visual and vulgar experience.
Burke and bandmate Morgan Waters were sick of making music. Burke has just left her band Rattail and wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue. Waters had become disillusioned with pop music and found himself longing for a sound with more grit. Their passion for music was reinvigorated after a chance meeting and sharing demos cellphone demos. The combination of Burke’s topsy turvy tunes and Waters ear for pop hooks meant that songs could maintain a level of fun, arty, noisy weirdness yet still be accessible.
Weaves also announced tour dates;
April 10 – Hamilton, ON @ The Baltimore House (w/Odonis Odonis)
April 11 – London, ON @ Call The Office (w/Cousins)
April 17 – Ottawa, ON @ Mugshots (w/Petra Glynt, Boyhood)
April 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/Prince Rama)
April 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (w/Slothrust)
April 20 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Playhouse (w/NYSSA)
April 24 – Sarnia, ON @ Trinity Lounge (Empty Fest 6)
April 26 – Toronto, ON @ Cinecycle (w/HSY, Bizzarh, New Fries)