Published Aug 02, 2017Fresh off a Polaris Music Prize nomination for their self-titled debut album, Weaves have revealed plans for their sophomore full-length. It's titled Wide Open, and the record arrives on October 6 via Kanine/Buzz/Memphis Industries.
According to frontwoman Jasmyn Burke, she started writing the new record the day after the band wrapped a tour with Mitski last fall.
"We spent three months writing and pretty much figured out the album in its entirety in that timeframe," Burke explained in a statement. "With the year we had I think we really hit this sweet spot where your brain is fully ready for something new, but has absorbed all of this information and it all just spews out. It was all really based on initial instinct and we just sort of let music happen."
The 11-track album kicks off with lead single "#53," which the band have now shared.
"When writing '#53' I let out how I was feeling about a lot of things," Burke said. "Existing on the road, existing at home, living in a time when a lot of younger people feel helpless — it's all given me a new vigour and desire to be ferocious with our music."
You can give it a listen in the player at the bottom of the page.
That's not the only notable tune to come, though. In addition to the title track, and the colourfully titled "Motherfucker," the album also boasts a collaboration with Tanya Tagaq titled "Scream."
Peruse the full tracklisting down below, as well as Weaves' upcoming live dates.
3. Law and Panda
5. La La
6. Wide Open
8. Scream (feat. Tanya Tagaq)
08/05 Sackville, NB - SappyFest
08/12 Hamilton, ON - Collective Arts Brewing
09/30 Toronto, ON - Venus Fest
10/06 Guelph, ON - eBar
10/07 Edmonton, AB - UPDT Fest
10/10 Ottawa, ON - House of TARG
10/11 Montreal, QC - Le Ritz
10/13 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
10/14 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
10/15 Washington, DC - DC9
10/17 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
10/20 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop Explosion
10/24 Oslo, Norway - Krosset
10/25 Copenhagen, Denmark - Huset
10/27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - London Calling Fest
10/30 Dusseldorf, Germany - The Tube
10/31 Hamburg, Germany - Haekken
11/02 Prague, Czech Republic - Cross Club
11/03 Berlin, Germany - Auster Club
11/06 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea Club
11/08 Basel, Switzerland Kaserne
11/09 Geneva, Switzerland - TBA
11/10 Paris, France - Espace B
11/11 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11/13 Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
11/14 Leicester, UK - The Musician
11/15 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
11/16 Leeds, UK - Oporto
11/17 Manchester, UK - Eagle Inn
11/18 Newcastle, UK - Think Tank?
11/19 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
11/21 London, UK - Oslo
11/22 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store