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Weaves returning to Lethbridge with new music

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Toronto based indie pop band Weaves have been on the road steady for three years in support of two full length albums they released back to back.
They are looking forward to being back in Canada, including a show at the Geomatic Attic, May 8.

“ We actually play the United Weaves’ Jasmyn Burke playing CKXU's Love and Records last year. Photo by Richard AmeryStates more than we do Canada,” observed lead singer Jasmyn Burke, from a hotel room in Bloomington, Indiana.

“ We barely ever cross Canada. In the United States the cities are a lot closer. There are more of them and the population is bigger,” she observed, adding they enjoy playing for American audiences.
“It depends on the city but there are usually more rowdy people in the U.S.,” she said, adding they have been able to do a lot of touristy things as well as touring.

 “I like to do that We went to Nashville to mix a song. Though I don’t know what we’ll do with it,” she said.

Their most recent album ‘Wide Open,” released late last year, was inspired by touring the U.S.

“It feels bigger, not more refined, but different. We really like it. We’re playing a lot more from it. It’s nice to have two albums of music to play,” she said.
“We were touring the U.S. during the election, when everything was happening and everyone was so heated and the young people were motivated. So we felt a lot of that,” she said adding that made it’s way into the songs.
Nunavut throat singer Tanya Tagaq performs on “Scream.”

“I met her at a festival and we became really good friends. When we wrote that song, I thought she’d be great on it. She’s the best person so I asked her to be on it. Hopefully we can perform it together,” she said.
They haven’t started work on the next album.
“I don’t like to write on the road. So I’m just looking forward to going home and relaxing and writing there. We’ll finish this tour and then go home. We’ve been touring steady for close to three years straight and released two albums back to back. This year we’re  going out for shorter amounts of time,” she said, adding they have a couple festivals booked as well as three and a half week long bursts of tour dates sprinkled throughout the year.

Weaves formed six years ago by Burke, fellow Torontonian Morgan Waters and transplanted Vancouverites Zach Bines and Spencer Cole.
“Morgan met me at a gig and asked if I wanted to work with him and the other guys joined soon after,” she said.
She doesn’t’ like to describe the band’s music.

“ It’s kind of pop, but we like to leave it up to the listener,” she said.

 Their last Lethbridge show was CKXU’s  Love and Records Festival in Galt Gardens in September.

“ I’m the worst person to ask about details of shows,” she laughed, asking bandmate Morgan Waters to giver her a memory trigger.
“it was a big outdoor festival. We were playing as the sun was going down. I remember we got to see Cold Specks was pretty cool. And they had those giant rubber balls like hamster wheels. I remember Zach and Spencer got in one of them and ran at each other full speed. It was so funny. We got a video of it,” she recalled.

Weaves play the Geomatic Attic at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8. Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30 at the door.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 May 2018 08:52 )  
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