Weaves - Wide Open (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 273 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 MB | 00:41:11
Indie Rock | Label: Kanine Records
When Weaves wrote their debut self-titled album, released last year, the Toronto quartet were in the business of rattling fixed formulas. They peeled apart the classic roles of an indie rock band a singer, guitarist, bassist, and drummer so that each member ricocheted off the other, using Weaves as a space to deconstruct and then rebuild songs, like an espresso-laced jazz troupe set loose in a bounce house. As much as their first album was about living in the musical moment, their follow-up, Wide Open, is about reflecting on moments at large. Weaves shed their improvisational tendencies in favor of more polished pop, and this swap pushes frontwoman Jasmyn Burke’s songwriting to the foreground. It’s a welcome change that sees what Weaves can do inside a box instead of operating outside one.