Band to Watch Out For: Toronto-Based Weaves

Band to Watch Out For: Toronto-Based Weaves

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Weaves first introduced themselves last fall with the release of their song “Take a Dip.” They have since been touring, and performed at SXSW earlier this month. The Toronto-based indie psychedelic rock group is ready to show the world what else they have to offer with the release of their self-titled EP Weaves on April 1st. The quartet is made up of Jazmyn Burke, Morgan Waters from Sweet Things, Spencer Cole and Zach Bines.

Lead singer Jazmyn Burke, originally of the band RatTail, has an awesome voice that is reminiscent of Karen O’s from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs--that is, if Karen O was the lead singer of your acid trips. The EP has a mixture of lo and hi-fi sounds, pop, rock and general confusion that I just want to dance to, but I can’t figure out how to move. As Burke puts it, they “threw all the music [they] love into a bucket and puked on it.”

Weaves

The leading track “Buttercup” starts with a sweeter tone, but as the song progresses, the addition of distorted guitar sounds brings in a slight and unexpected bite. All the while you hear Burke crooning, “I’m just a buttercup.”

Other tracks that deserve some special attention include “Do You See Past” and “Hula Hoop” each of which showcase the band’s versatility and range.

There is an unexpected beauty and, albeit at times confusing, cohesiveness to this EP that it should not be missed. Weaves sound unlike anything else I have had the pleasure to come across and should be on everyone’s must check out list!

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