Weed’s songs sound like layered linen. Instrumental fragments are fragile and wispy on their own, but stacked together, these small pieces create an impressive textural whole. Weed call Vancouver home, and despite being a city with as many scenes stacked within it as there are layers of molten haze on their album, Weed sound distinctly Pacific Northwestern. That is not to say that Weed’s new album recalls Sub Pop’s early empire, it’s more of a reference to the softened gloom found on the album. This is a record that all at once sounds like rain on Sundays, trying to drive home in a late-night down-pour, and the moment when the sun slowly creeps out from behind the clouds to breathe some sort of life into a soggy day. There’s hope to be found in this dour, silty mud. We’ve already heard Running Back’s two exemplary singles “Stay In The Summer” and “Yr Songs,” and now you can stream the entire record a week early. Listen to Running Back and check out Weed’s tour dates below.
04/01 Vancouver, BC @ Antisocial Skate Shop
04/03 Brooklyn, NY @ DBTS
04/04 Harrisonburg, VA @ Macrock
04/05 Providence, RI @ Spark City
04/06 Montreal, QC @ Drones Club
04/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Wolf Cycles
04/08 Washington, DC @ Union Arts
04/09 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
04/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub
04/11 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Running Back is out 4/7 via Lefse. You can preorder it here.