STREAM: “Take A Dip”
Following the release of their first single, “Motorcycle,” Toronto’s Weaves are striking while the pavements still hot with “Take a Dip.”
“Dip” reveals another side to the band, showcasing their more hypnotic, rhythmic tendencies. If “Motorcycle” was a bouncy, noisy joyride, “Take a Dip” is a tense, dry-heave. The band sounds as if they’re constantly being wound-up– the slow groovy grind of the tune more punishing with every repeat. Jasmyn Burke’s vocals skitter and stop in line with the drums, adding to the taut feeling of the song.
The only release comes as the chorus cascades, and as soon as Burke beckons with the line “come on honey…” Morgan Waters’ dissonant tone is reeled in, joining for the dizzying hook.
Weaves are Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters.
Burke and Waters met by chance, quickly taking advantage of their immediate chemistry to collaborate by recording demos based on the former’s iPhone voice memos. The tracks were reworked and the pair did not shy away from hooks, noise or bombast. An experiment of sound that transformed into their own unique brand of soul sludge, held together by Jasmyn’s distinctive voice and melodies.
Weaves are currently harnessing that energy in-studio and will be playing a run of shows in support of “Take A Dip.” With a live band that features Spencer Cole on drums and Zach Bines on bass, Weaves is slick, yet slimy, backwards and yet forward thinking, perhaps on the tip of collapsing.
09/28 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi (Buzz/NeXT Showcase @ POP Montreal)
10/10 – London, ON – 264 Dundas
10/11 – Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
10/12 – Toronto, ON – The White House
10/18 – New York, NY (CMJ)
Weaves will be joined by Buzz label mates Odonis Odonis and HSY at both this year’s POP Montreal, and CMJ Music Festival in New York.
Buzz Records was founded in 2011 as a garage venue that hosted mostly local punk and noise bands, and soon grew into a cross-genre hub of local and touring acts like White Lung, Doldrums, Mood Rings, and Odonis Odonis. Since the demise of the venue in late 2012, the Buzz crew of Ian Chai, Dean Tzenos, and venue co-founders Jude and Denholm Whale have been dedicated to releasing music that has come out of this small, dirty pocket of Toronto. Buzz has recently released music by Weaves, Odonis Odonis and HSY.