WEAVES – ” Wide Open “

Posted: December 28, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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On their second album, Toronto art-rockers Weaves tightened up the formula of their debut, adding pop-informed melodies to their fuzzy guitars and barbed observations. The jangly perfection of “Walkaway” and acoustic inoffensiveness of “Grass” beautifully signal this new direction, while the T. Rex-infused, oddball glam of “Slicked”—imbued with a heavy dose of bubblegum-snapping attitude from vocalist and songwriter Jasmyn Burke , She polishes up the best moments from their previous effort.

Weaves – Slicked Recorded Live: 10/17/2017 – Paste Studios – New York, NY

Taking a spiritual cue from the socially-conscious but introspective approach of Bruce Springsteen, Burke, Waters and company have plenty of vitriol to counter the step or two toward the mainstream. “We are living in a time where misery is just a comm on circumstance,” she sings on “Scream,” a fiery collaboration with Tanya Tagaq that takes on everything from body-image to reproductive rights—the stick beat and freak-out grunts reminding us that Weaves can still get wonderfully weird.

Weaves – Walkaway – 10/17/2017 – Paste Studios, New York, NY

WeavesLa La Recorded Live: 10/17/2017 – Paste Studios – New York, NY

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