Published Apr 01, 2014On Toronto band Weaves' debut, self-titled EP, we are given a tasting menu of the group's wild spectrum of sounds. Bouncing from opening track "Buttercup" and its offbeat art-rock charm to the ear-splitting barrage of psychedelic riffs and pounding drums on "Take A Dip," it's tough to pin the four-piece down to a specific genre. This proves to be more rewarding than it is detrimental, though. In the span of six songs, we are able to see the vast potential within vocalist Jasmyn Burke's versatile voice, which reveals glimmers of tUnE-yArDs' signature warble as well as shades of R&B and soul.
All the while, guitarist Morgan Waters (formerly of pop-rock band Sweet Thing) and rhythm section Spencer Cole and Zach Bines create a bright and fluidic foundation of music that leaps around just as much as Burke's voice does, but complements it rather than clashing. It's a delectable taste of what's to come and we're already salivating for more. (Buzz)