Weaves – “Help!” (The Beatles Cover)

One of the best things about Weaves is the way their music seems to deconstruct and rebuild standard rock tropes on the spot — “bent pop,” they call it. So it’s especially exciting to hear the Toronto Band To Watch’s take on straightforward hits, like when they flipped One Direction’s utterly generic “Drag Me Down” into a rubbery dystopian junkyard. Today they present their cover of a true classic, the Beatles’ “Help!” It’s a similarly fractured collection of squelches and sighs, one that exudes a different sort of desperation than we’re accustomed to from the Fab Four. Won’t you please, please listen?

Weaves are touring on both sides of the Atlantic in the coming weeks, including a European with fellow Toronto heroes Dilly Dally:

08/18 Calgary, AB, Palomino
08/19 Saskatoon, SK, Vangelis Tavern
08/20 Winnipeg, MB, Rainbow Trout Music Festival
08/21 Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
08/22 Chicago, IL, Schubas
08/24 New York, NY, Mercury Lounge %
08/25 Brooklyn, NY, Baby’s All Right %
08/26 Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA %
08/27 Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern #
09/02 Salisbury, UK, End of the Road festival
09/03 Kent, UK, In the Woods festival
09/05 Antwerp, BE, Trix *
09/06 Rotterdam, NL, V11 *
09/07 Groningen, NL, Vera *
09/08 Hannover, DE, Lux *
09/09 Aarhus, DK, Radar *
09/10 Berlin, DE, Rosis *
09/11 Wiesbaden, DE, Schlachthof *
09/12 Vienna, AT, B72 *
09/14 Milan, IT, Serraglio *
09/15 Lucerne, CH, Sedel *
09/16 Paris, FR, Point Ephemere ^
09/17 Nottingham, UK, Bodega *
09/18 Birmingham, UK, Hare and Hounds *
09/19 Manchester, UK, The Soup Kitchen *
09/20 Cardiff, UK, The Globe *
09/21 Bristol, UK, The Exchange *
09/22 London, UK, Scala *
% w/ Cayetana
# w/ She-Devils
* w/ Dilly Dally
^ w/ Sunflower Bean