Well, that didn’t take long! Toronto Band To Watch alumni Weaves will follow up last year’s self-titled debut with a second album called Wide Open this October. In a press release, singer Jasmyn Burke gave some background on the project:
It felt right to try to represent my own experience in the world while knowing that everyone in my age group is poor or having a tough time with life in one way or another, so I was thinking about how to blow those feelings up into these kinds of songs. Blowing up a regular life into something like an anthem. In a way I was thinking about it like Bruce Springsteen, but in a lot of ways my experience of the world couldn’t be less like Bruce Springsteen’s.
Opening track “#53″ definitely bears some of that anthemic Springsteen quality, melding it with the electric and unpredictable indie rock compulsions that have always made Weaves such a thrill. Hear it below via Pitchfork.
03 “Law And Panda”
05 “La La”
06 “Wide Open”
08 “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq)