It’s been almost exactly a year since Weaves released their acclaimed debut LP. The self-titled album, which was recently short-listed for the Polaris Prize and a nominee for the JUNO’S Alternative Album of the Year, was among the most anticipated of the year, and was lauded internationally upon its release for its exuberant approach to guitar pop, which was described as “one of the most unpredictable sounds of 2016″ (MTV), and a triumphant assault on all things conventional” (i-D), and today Weaves are announcing their follow up, Wide Open, with the premiere of the album’s first single via Pitchfork.
Weaves’ freewheeling compositional style is grounded on the album by Burke’s songwriting, which is both more focused and more personal than on past releases. Burke writes in disciplined bursts, which on the last record consisted of isolated sessions with a looping pedal and a guitar recorded as voice memos on her iPhone, but this time around she varied her technique, often writing on an acoustic guitar, which expanded her songwriting palette in unexpected directions. Both Burke and Waters refer to the album as their “Americana” record, and while the statement is made with tongues placed firmly in cheeks, the album, without discarding the punky pyrotechnics that defined their first LP, displays an expansive and anthemic quality in songs like “#53” and the sweeping “Walkaway,” that makes it clear there’s some truth behind the statement.
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WHEN & WHERE
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 10:00 PM
Venue & Address
Amigos Cantina, 806 Dufferin Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0G9, Canada
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